Simon Haywood Woodcarving

Traditionally hand carved craftsmanship since 1997

Simon Haywood Woodcarving – From his Cotswold workshop in the Slad Valley, Simon creates original designs for his customers but he is equally at home working from existing ideas they may have. A versatile and experienced carver, Simon can draw upon his knowledge of period styles too. Trained by Master Carvers Emyr Hughes and his son Dafydd, Simon’s skill in working with traditional eighteenth century methods is evident in his mouldings, frieze carvings and hand carved incised lettering.

Simon has also worked on larger decorative ornament inspired by the 17th and 18th century innovators Gibbons, Chippendale and Adams and completed restoration work for the National Trust. However, he enjoys creating design concepts for modern living too fusing styles to create a unique product in a variety of woods: oak, lime, mahogany, tulip, pine, fruit woods and elm and even poplar and ash.

  • Decorative Ornament
  • Personalised Gifts
  • Lettering
  • Restoration Work
  • Sculptures
  • Relief Carving
  • Heraldic Carving

Simon Haywood designs and creates, repairs and restores quality decorative ornament and architectural carving in a variety of woods. Simon is very proud of upholding traditional woodcarving methods where only chisels are used as practised by craftsmen over three hundred years ago. Using these traditional methods, Simon creates unique hand-carved products that will enhance your home, garden or work environment. He will also undertake the repair and restoration of treasured items – heritage and contemporary – working sensitively and truthfully to the original design.

Simon carves intricate items with real skill: decorative ornaments such as Tudor roses, leaves and flowers; house signs or other items in a variety of lettering styles; beautiful yet practical items – wall brackets, capitals, corbels, friezes, oak panelling, mirror and picture frames, newel posts, interior and exterior sculptures, decorative mouldings for fire surrounds or interior embellishments – all enriched by experience and

Trade memberships / Awards / Qualifications

Guild of Master Craftsmen: Simon Haywood

Heritage Craft Association

Museums & Heritage Advisor: Simon Haywood


207, Slad Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1RJ

Telephone: 01453 751924 / 07794 494141



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