These sculptures are carved by Michael Painter from Austrey, Warwickshire, England.
Michael Painter is one of Britain’s most experienced Master Carvers. He was elected as a member into the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
He has worked on Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Palace of Westminster and many National Trust buildings.
During 1997 Michael supervised a team of carvers to work on the fire damage at Windsor Castle. His work was acknowledged by Her Majesty the Queen with a personal letter of thanks and a specially commissioned medal.
This furniture , covered with high-quality marquetry , are made by Paul Schürch from Santa Barbara, California, United States.
When he was 15, he went to Switzerland, apprenticing to become a church-organ builder.
With this knowledge, Schürch went on to learn about boat-building in the United Kingdom and marquetry in Italy, ending up back in California as a furniture maker and teacher.
For many years now he has been teaching furniture making, veneer work and marquetry.
He is dedicated to the task of passing on the knowledge he has received from the many fine teachers and masters of the trades.
On his website – Schurch Woodwork – Yuo can see much more samples of his beautiful marquetry.
And there You can purchase his DVD-s , books and tools for such work .
These chainsaw sculptures are carved by Angela Polglaze from Yarraville, Australia .
In 1997 Angie was to pick up a chainsaw for the first time in her life for the sole purpose of making art.
She has been a full time ‘chainsaw chick’ ever since, with over 50 public art projects to her credit in the USA, the UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia.
She was the inspiration behind the first female only Chainsaw Carving Competition held in WA, USA in 2003, where her image was depicted on the medal.
In 2007 Angie was a founding member of the international female carving team the ‘Chainsaw Chix’.
Angela Polglaze was the winner of the 2004 Australian National Chainsaw Carving Championships having taken second in 1999 and again in 2003.
She won a 3rd place at the hugely competitive ‘Power Carving’ competition held in Reedsport Oregon USA.
In 2006 she was the first woman to take 1st in Scotland, and the first woman to place 1st at a Masters of the Chainsaw event in the USA.
She has been a very productive during these years, more of here sculptures can be seen on here website: www.angela-polglaze.com