Chris Pye


From his studio in Herefordshire, England, Chris Pye works on a broad spectrum of commissions, including lettering, heraldry, furniture ornamentation, architectural carving, and sculpture. He is a Member of the Master Carvers Association and his clients include HRH the Prince of Wales. Chris has some 40 years of experience as a carver, and is the author of seven books, six of which are from GMC Publications Ltd. These include: Woodcarving Tools, Materials, and Equipment, Volumes 1 & 2 (1995, 2002); Lettercarving in Wood (1997); Relief Carving: a Practical Introduction (1998); and Woodcarving Projects and Techniques (2007). Fox Chapel Publications put out Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual in 2010. Since 2011, Chris has offered instruction through a video-rich website: woodcarvingworkshops.tv.

Chris teaches Next Steps in Carving I & Next Steps in Carving II.

Website: chrispye-woodcarving.com