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March 28, 2020

Mark Bridges Carvers and Gilders Ltd is still open for business but visitor appointments to the woodcarving studio and all visits to clients premises are suspended until further notice. Please contact me by email at or by phone on 01359 240312, alternatively send me a message using my website contact form on the homepage or contact page of my website.

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Green Cemetery Memorial Carving

April 14, 2019

A wonderful commission for a green cemetery showing a Barn Owl in flight over water losing his prize catch of the day.

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Sapphire Jubilee Commemorative Plaque

May 28, 2018

It’s well over a year since my last blog but still keeping busy. Here’s just one of the many commissions that I have finished and is now in situ. I finished this hand carved and Oil Gilded plaque at the beginning of the year. You can also view this piece on my Oil Gilding page  

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Bespoke Exterior Church Sign

January 8, 2017

I finished this Bespoke Exterior Church sign just before Christmas. All the construction elements of the sign are hand crafted and all decorative embellishment of the sign done purely by hand. This is now in situ at the Church and the Vicar was very happy with the finished sign. For more pictures visit my Ecclesiastical page on my website. 

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Reproduction Chair Backs

October 22, 2016

Just thought I would share the finished product of one of my latest commissions. These reproduction Chair Backs are hand carved in Mahogany and will complement the other Chairs in the set.

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Happy Christmas and New Year

December 22, 2015

Happy Christmas and New Year to all of my clients. I’m now putting down my bench tools for the festive season and will be picking up the tools again early in the New Year.

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Low Relief Carving to commemorate those fallen in World War I

August 23, 2015

Can’t believe it was January the last time I blogged – clearly I’m not very good at keeping the blog updated but I have a few photos of some of the work that I have been doing over the last few months which I have added to the website. I finished this commission in May for a Church in Wales commemorating those fallen in World War I. The carved lettering on the solid Oak panels for this commission was unusual in that it was carved in low relief rather than the usual style of incised lettering. More photos can be viewed by visiting the Lettering page of my website.

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Hand Carved Claw Feet

January 31, 2015

Just finished these hand carved Claw Feet in Lime that will complete a piece of furniture for a private client. They were copied from an original that is in the photograph – can you tell which one was the original?

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Busy times for Wood carver and Gilder

December 7, 2014

Haven’t blogged for some time as the last few months I have been very busy with lots of commissions ranging from carved mouldings, furniture carving, restoration and conservation work and incised lettering. Here’s a photo of some incised lettering that I have recently completed for a Yacht company. More photos are available in my website of new work that I have just finished. Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all of my clients and followers.

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Oak Church Font Cover

October 11, 2014

This piece is finally complete with Brass Cross and is a complementary addition to the Church.

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