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British Woodcarving Association

British Woodcarving Association

We are pleased to welcome the British Woodcarving Association to these pages, thanks to the co-operation of their Honorary Secretary, J.B. Sullivan.  In future, we hope to bring you more information on the activities of this esteemed organisation, but for now, here are the association's aims as a guideline to membership.  Intending members should contact Mr. Sullivan, as follows:-

J.B. Sullivan
National Secretary
British Woodcarving Association
25 Summerfield Drive
Mid Glamorgan
CF36 3PB

Tel:-  01656-786937

Aims & Objectives of the Association:

  • To advance and promote the art and craft of woodcarving in all its forms, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • To form a forum and a focal point for communication between fellow craftspeople of all abilities.
  • To share ideas and materials.
  • To identify and promote standards of acceptable practice within the craft.
  • To encourage new membership at all levels of ability.
  • To provide interested parties with a basic level of instruction to engender and motivate interest in taking up the craft.
  • To provide a focus for exhibitions of woodcarvings.
  • To give demonstrations of woodcarving to bring the craft to the notice of the wider public.
  • To raise the level of aesthetic awareness within the Membership and the public at large.
  • To promote the beauty and pleasure in the experience of the natural, living medium of wood.

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