Lancashire and Cheshire Woodcarvers

Welcome to the

Lancashire & Cheshire Woodcarvers Website

Ron Mcconnell
Visit to Cuckooland Museum

Click on the above to see more of the work
Click on this link to see a YouTube video of our work
We thank Geof Alexander very much for taking the video and allowing us to share it with you

The club was formed in 1992 to promote woodcarving across the two counties and to allow its members to share a common enthusiasm, cross-fertilize ideas and improve their carving skills.  yton

Carvers of all levels of experience are welcome, and beginners can be sure of a friendly reception.  We currently have over 30 members ( 20% are women). There is an extensive library of carving books and videos that can be borrowed free of charge and members are kept informed by a monthly newsletter.  

We meet from 9am to 3 ish at

Spotland Methodist Church Hall, Rochdale Rooley Moor Road, ROCHDALE, OL12 7ES (Tenby St entrance)        see Directions or “click here”.   

 Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month for chat and carving, usually with a break during the afternoon for a talk or demonstration.  There are some exceptions when attendance at shows and week-end exhibitions clash with normal meeting dates.  (see Events Diary or “click here for details).   

Workshops are held on Thursdays during ‘term’ time for carving and chat only (approx 37 Thursdays a year).  Carving together is an excellent way of gaining experience rapidly, and our more experienced carvers can always spare some time to help a beginner sort out a problem.  As we all work in different ways, and have individualistic styles, there is a broad wealth of experience to be shared between members, from miniature bone carving to working with a chain-saw.  See  Weekly workshops or Click here for dates

There is an annual subscription for monthly Saturday meetings and an additional one for  the Thursday workshops.     Please contact us  for more details - see below

We have had input from some really top-class speakers such as Brian Chapman chairman of the British Woodcarvers Association and Michael Painter, who is a nationally renowned Master Woodcarver and Sculptor. In addition to these, we have many other talented, if less well-known contributors, both from outside and within our own membership.  (see Club Events or click here).

We hold events with other clubs, such as the West Riding Woodcarvers from Huddersfield, the Northwest Carvers Association based in the Fylde, and the West Pennine Wood Turners. These joint meetings usually include an exhibition of the visitors’ work which widen our experience of wood crafts and stimulates discussion.

We also exhibit and demonstrate at various shows and galleries around the region. These have included the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Salmesbury Hall, Towneley Woodland Festival and other Burnley Parks, Woodfest Wales at St Asaph, Woodland Festival at Witton Park Blackburn and Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale.

Our members have worked together to carve natural history themes decoration on picnic tables, as well as lettered sign boards at Towneley Park, Burnley.

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Fees for Members
For Saturdays only per year
 or prorate for a part year 
For Saturdays and Thursdays per year
or prorate for a part year 
Fees for  Visitors on Saturdays
If there is a guest speaker 10
 First Visit Free
Further Visits (maximum 2 visits) 5 per visit
Fees for  Visitors on Thursdays
First Visit Free
Trial Membership of 4 weeks
(this includes any Saturday meetings during that time)

Trial membership and Visitors fees may be used later towards the cost of that years's membership