Fascinated by historic crafts from a young age and carving small gifts for family and friends, William started exploring woodcarving more seriously in 2009. Over the next few years his passion continued to grow and, in 2013, William took a leap of faith and left his 9-5 office job working for the United Nations in Rome to travel the globe in search of inspiration from master woodcarvers, documenting his journey along the way. He echoed craftsmen of the past who would travel great distances in search of new skills.
After six months, eleven countries, and having met hundreds of talented craftsmen, he realised he knew more about the carving techniques of most Asian countries than his own.
Eager to learn about the UK's carving heritage and hone his own skills, he enrolled on one of the best woodcarving courses in Europe, completing a three-year diploma in Historic Woodcarving and Gilding at the City and Guilds of London Art School.
Since graduating, William has completed a wide range of commissions both for private individuals and prestigious institutes such as the Royal College of Arms, as well as working on large-scale restoration projects including at the Houses of Parliament.
Awards & Qualifications
Diploma in Ornamental Woodcarving and Gilding from the City and Guilds of London
Awarded the Prize for Carving from the Master Carvers' Association.
Awarded a Journeyman Carver Certificate by Livery Companies Skills Council.
Made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers.
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