CARVINGS WITH STORIES
Woodcarving, Sculpture, Letter Carving & Carving Tuition
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Alistair Park was born and brought up in a town on the edge of Britain's industrial West Midlands and started whittling wood with an Opinel knife in 1994 whilst working at a youth hostel in Ironbridge, UK. More recently, he completed an honours degree in Three Dimensional Design (Designer Maker) in Exeter and has remained based in the West Country ever since. He still uses the same knife on some carving projects, along with power tools and a wide range of traditional carving chisels and gouges (some of which are over a hundred years old).
He is always interested in commissions and thoroughly enjoys the variety and challenges that they bring. Past ones have included carving large outdoor sculptures, a wedding anniversary bowl, small stamps with logos on for a ceramicist, restoring a badly damaged sculpture by a renowned Zambian carver and making large, heavy oak benches on site from locally-grown timber.
He also teaches woodcarving to groups or individuals. Over twenty eight years of experience has given him the knowledge and skills to enjoy taking on a wide diversity of projects at any scale. If you have any ideas, please feel free to contact him to discuss them further.
The objects he makes reflect his interest in craft skills and he is fascinated by the stories associated with objects made by hand, whether they come from collecting the raw materials, forming the object itself or its existence after it leaves the maker and goes out into the world.