The Master Carvers Association

The oldest association of wood and stonecarvers in the UK, the Master Carvers Association stands for the highest quality of work: professionally executed and delivered on time.

The MCA

The Master Carvers Association boasts a membership of over 40, about half being individual carvers and the rest employing a number of apprentices and trained crafts people.
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The MCA is affiliated with the Heritage Crafts Association

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Featured members

Houghtons of York

Houghtons of York are a well established family run business with a wealth of experience specialising in high quality joinery and woodcarving.

Ricardo Rodriguez

Ricardo specialises in the production of one-off items of furniture, as well as architectural projects and heraldic work for the Royal College of Arms.

W Thomas Restorations Ltd

Formed in the mid-1920s, W Thomas has been a leading authority in 18th and early 19th century carved and giltwood furniture and decorations.

Laurence J. W. Beckford

Laurence has worked at Hampton Court Palace during the restoration of the fire damaged Grinling Gibbons carvings…

Nigel Hilliard Ltd

Nigel Hilliard’s family have long been connected with wood carving, spanning a period of three centuries where knowledge…

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Paul Wilson

After completing a traditional woodcarving and gilding apprenticeship with Griss & Butlers in Hertfordshire Paul Wilson set up his own workshop and studio in Norfolk.