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.
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.
Chair carved from a large tree trunk.
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...
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...
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...
Walnut tree now totem pole Wisbech
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.
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!
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