Alex's Bio

Alex is a British green wood worker based in South Devon, using age old carving techniques to carve wood into beautiful, functional woodenware from wind fallen and sustainably cut local trees.

He is an advocate for the new wood culture movement and the rediscovering of our relationship to the origins of everyday things, the trees they grew from and the people who made them.

Alex is first and foremost a maker: his hand carved items can be bought from his Woodcraft Shop and local stockists Devon Craft Mongers in Ashburton, Devon and at Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey.

Woodcraft Shop

Woodcraft Tutor

Alex runs workshops and courses on spoon carving, bowl carving, whittling and shrink-pot making at AmbiosSchumacher College and on the Wild Circle Retreats in Cornwall.

Alex is a member of the association of pole lathe turners & green wood workers and Make Southwest(formerly the Devon Guild of Craftsmen).

He holds qualifications in Outdoor & Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding and Forest School Leader Level 3 with an enhanced DBS. He has taught children as young as 3 to whittle in the woods and guided students in their 80’s to take up Woodworking.

Workshops & Courses

Previous Workshops

Photographs taken by Lauren Wiig ©