Arnie Barton - Chainsaw Sculptures

I am a self-taught chainsaw carver who has been carving for nine years.  I work on the roadside around the East of England and am mainly based in North Norfolk. 

In the nine years I’ve been carving I have been lucky enough to have my work sold throughout the world.
I have done some weird and wonderful wood carvings all from my imagination and have also brought my customers’ ideas to life. I’ve even demonstrated speed carving on television on BBC1’s Good Morning Dagenham!

All of my wood is locally sourced and recycled, I have used wood from trees cut down in customers’ garden/land.
So if you have any ideas please feel free to contact me.

Items For Sale

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SOLD – The Fenland Wood Spirit

SOLD – The Fenland Wood Spirit

The Fenland Wood Spirit- This piece was carved from a bog yew found near Stock Ferry and could be over 7000 years old. £4000.00

Commissions

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Old boat turned into replica

Old boat turned into replica

I was given some old oak from a Thames sailing boat that had set on fire and sank in Blakeney Quay (Norfolk) nearly a hundred years ago. With it I carved a bench from the oak, with a Thames sailing barge on one end. This lets people sit in the boat again, which is...

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Lyn klin

Lyn klin

This piece is based off a Lynn Kiln excavated in Chelmsford (the same site where I carved Henry VIII). The kiln itself was unearthed but had to remain underground in order to preserve it but they wanted to have something in order to educate the public. They called me...

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Kelsale, Suffolk

Kelsale, Suffolk

This piece is a wildlife protection bench on which I carved all sorts of creatures from hedgehogs, to ladybirds, to earwigs. This was a fantastic carving made from a challenging piece of cedar sourced in Saxmundham. The community was so delighted by my work that they...

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We ordered an owl for our daughter’s birthday. Arnie emailed photos as the owl emerged. She loves her gift. We would recommend Arnie without a doubt.

Great guy! Pleasure doing business with him.

Sharon Bursnall

When my mother’s trees died she was in a right flap as to what to do with it, but Mr Barton suggested carving owls into them – what a wise idea! All the time he was working he had a smile on his face, looking like he was having a right hoot. On time and nice and punctual and in one fell swoop he was done. She was so surprised with how good it was – you could have knocked her down with a feather!

Nicola Jarrett

Received a wood carving of my beloved pug as a surprise Birthday present, was over the moon and can’t believe how much it looks like him! The attention to detail was great and really showed the quirky character of Pugsey.

Would definitely recommend Arnie’s work to others

Swarvette