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Welcome to the Guild’s website and over 45 years of woodcarving

The Solent Guild of Woodcarvers & Sculptors was founded in 1978 by the late James Bell in conjunction with three others – Vic Flower, Bill Judge and Stan Callan. At a meeting in Cosham. which was attended by twenty people, the Guild was officially inaugurated. A couple of Founder Members, i.e. those who joined during the first couple of years, are still Members of the Guild. We are probably the oldest amateur woodcarving group in the UK.

The Guild regularly holds Carving Sessions, Socials, Demonstrations and Competitions. Further details are given on the Activities page.

Web Master - John Vardon


Members 1980’s

Members 2017

We are a voluntarily run Guild of people, of both sexes and all ages, interested in all aspects of carving, whittling and sculpting and other wood related activities. We have many members from all over the Solent area, centred on Portsmouth in Central Southern England.