Next Course Date: 25th – 26th June 2022 & 3rd – 4th December 2022
We are delighted to have Dickie join us to offer would be woodcarvers chance to explore this ancient art form with a master of the craft.
Having left school aged 16, Dick was apprenticed as a shipwright in the royal naval dockyard in Chatham. He drew inspiration from his historic surroundings and the generations of craftsmen in whose footsteps he was now walking. Had the dockyard not closed it is likely that Dick would have remained there all his working life such was his affinity with his work and surroundings but in 1983 fate intervened and delivered a change in direction which saw him embark upon a second profession as a fireman with the Kent Fire Brigade.
For the next 30 years his woodworking interests were necessarily confined to evenings and weekends, carving with members of the British Woodcarvers Association with whom he demonstrated at woodworking shows in London and the South East. Having now retired he has returned to his first love and embarked upon a new career as a professional woodcarver. View some of the Wood Warlock’s work here.
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