Wood Carving

Commemorative bench, carved Hops.

Commemorative carved Boss for St Davids Cathedral, Haverfordwest, Wales. To celebrate the City Charter during the Queen Elizabeth's official visit. 

Luttrell - Hunt Coat of Arms
(Image copyright)

Hand carved from prime quarter sawn English Oak.
Measuring approx 250mm tall, 125mm wide, 50mm thick.
Fixed in the Luttrell Chapel Choir of St Georges Church, Dunster.
With kind permission of William Hunt

House Name Plaque
Carved from a slice of Ash taken from a fallen tree in the garden. Hand cut V- shaped lettering and in-painted with sign writers black enamel. 2'-6" long. 

SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE STAGE - HAND CARVED OAK CORBEL BRACKETS
Designed by Laurence (in situ with strap work panels carved by Henry Phillips)

SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE STAGE - HAND CARVED OAK CORBEL BRACKETS
Designed by Laurence (Above Right: in situ with strap work panels carved by Henry Phillips)

SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE - OAK STRAPWORK CRESTING
Laurence designed and carved this cresting and Brett Wright carried out the difficult task of the pierced work.

SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE - OAK STRAPWORK CRESTING
Laurence designed and carved this cresting and Brett Wright carried out the difficult task of the pierced work.

Hand cut letters into oak boards and gilded

Hand carved a bench end in Lustleigh Church, Devon.  Wild flowers, dog roses, oak leaves and wild birds

Lime Wood Wild Flowers

Ash Breadboard with hand carved letters (Turned by Dave Regester)

Ash Breadboard with hand carved letters (Turned by Dave Regester)

Ash Breadboard with hand carved letters (Turned by Dave Regester)

Exeter Cathedral Organ Case Panels. Project managed by Hugh Harrison, design drawn by Architect Peter Ferguson and carved by Master Carver Laurence Beckford.
Photo: Diane A Walker

6” Caricature oak carving

12" dia oak pendant drop carved from a solid turned oak ball

Memorial board carved in Oak

 Top quality hand cut letters, note the crisp edges and the cleanliness of cut

Painted V- Cut letters in oak name slips for a memorial board in Washington Cathedral USA

Gilded V-Cut letters in to White American Oak for Washington Cathedral USA

WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

These new carvings were carved in Oak, I first sculpted clay and plaster models using original photographic records to assure as close a copy as possible. The original carved elements had been stolen by vandals. It was for my experience of similar work that I was employed to reinstate these replacements. This work was project managed by Hugh Harrison ( consultant ) and Cameron Stewart ( joiner ) The carvings are sited in the Choir and in the Lady Chapel.

Copy of stolen Font cover from Redland Church, Bristol Gilded Limewood. Joint project with Agim Shkreli.

Copy of Cherub

 A set of twelve different angels for Bath Abbey(before decoration)

The following images of the Bath Abbey Angels were reproduced in limewood from designs and models created by the sculptor Paul Fletcher.

 Laurence carving the finishes touches to the limewood angle, note the plaster maquette to the left

Modelled upon Peter King, Director of Music at Bath Abbey - visit www.peterking.org
As with all the Angel carvings the design and model for the conducting Angel was created by sculptor Paul Fletcher

Conducting Angel

Horn Angel

Fiddler Angel

Plucking Angel

Pipes Angel

Drums Angel

Plaster mantle support (one of a pair)

Foliated spandrel panel in Oak

Grapevine running ornament in Oak

Carved boss on rib sections

Bosses in position and gilded

Oak Tracery Panel

Oak Linen Fold

Oak Misericord

Inscribed Plaque Carved in Mahogany

Tree of Life' Carved in Oak

Limewood Spandrel Panels

Contacts

Beckfords Artworks

Mr Laurence J. W. Bekford

Address:
7 Jury Road, Dulverton
Somerset
TA22 9DX

Contacts:
Telephone:01398 323746 or 0772 4452 961
EMail:  laurence@beckfordsartworks.co.uk