Giles Newman carving in the woods of North Wales


A fine art wood carver based in northern England and Wales. Carving nature inspired pieces by axe and knife with naturally fallen wood.

With a background in photography and graphic design but a lifelong love of woodlands and wilderness, I started wood carving in early 2015 as a way to spend more time in the small woodland that I manage in the mountains of North Wales. Using only the tools that I already had for looking after the woodland, my axe and a knife, I began carving wooden spoons from wind fallen trees and branches that I would find and forage for on the woodland floor. After twelve months I abandoned my life as a designer and photographer to pursue my wood carving full time.