Which materials do you use?
Carving - We use a wide range of woods for carving, but mostly oak, sweet chestnut, American or European walnut, lime, cherry, or Quebec pine. If you would like a particular wood used for your project, do let us know. We are always happy to work with new timbers.
Gilding and decoration - We use a huge selection of metals in our gilding work, including the finest of gold, caplin, palladium, and silver leaf. We always use the highest quality paints and surface finishes in order to maximise longevity.
Casting and modelling - We often sculpt in clay and undertake bronze casting, collaborating with a great local foundry that we have known for a while.
How long does a piece take to make?
It's the age old 'how long is a piece of string?' scenario here. The skills and traditional techniques we use in our work do take time, and this is how we ensure quality finished pieces. When discussing the initial project brief, we strive to give you as accurate and realistic a timescale as possible. If this changes, we keep you regularly updated with the progress of your project.
Can I visit your workshop?
Yes, by all means! Pop by to the workshop for a coffee and chat. We are always happy to welcome visitors and show you through the process. After all, it's for you that we are making these items.
How much does a carving cost?
This depends entirely on the project. We are honest people and will always give clients a fair price, thinking of innovative ways to adjust the project to meet your budget, if needed. Give us a call or an email if you would like to discuss costs for any projects you have in mind.
Do you teach carving or run any courses?
Yes we do, have a look at our carving courses page here >