Tim Wade-Kardos

1996 QEST Professor Pennell Scholar - Woodcarving

Master carpenter Tim combines his skills as a furniture maker, joiner, woodland skills instructor and forester. For over 4 decades he has been designing and making traditional and modern furniture, Architectural joinery, wood carving and doing historic restoration. In the early eighties Tim built up his woodworking practise in mid Wales and also set up the Green Woodworking Project at the award winning Woodland Skills Centre. The Greenwood Working Project has taught woodland skills since 1987 in Wales, Central Europe, France and the Cook Islands.

In 1996 Tim was awarded a QEST Professor Pennell Scholarship which enabled him to work with, and learn from, a master wood carver in Slovakia.

He sources the raw material ~ from his own mixed woodlands, which he manages in a sustainable way, with a good balance for nature and end use. Tim’s work has been sold Worldwide and he has been awarded some very prestigious commissions including making the 1994 Bardic Chair for the Neath National Eisteddfod, 200 oak church chairs for the millennium restoration of St. Peters Church, Petersfield, seats in woods commission for the Woodland Trust and many more. He continues to work in his workshop in Wales and Hungary.

He who works with sensitive and deft hands at any woodcraft, will absorb the rain, sunlight, moonlight and the dew, that entered in the making of the grain. He should grow tall, straight, clean and good, who daily breathes the essence of the wood.