Bruce Weier, master craftsman in all aspects of wood carving and turning creates intricate and exquisitely detailed wood carvings in the style of famous 18th century English carver, Grinling Gibbons. www.bruceweierwoodcraft.com

His impressive collection of tools includes over 300 chisels (some more than 150 years old), and a huge collection of manual planers – he believes that machine-produced carvings lack that special touch.

Bruce enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for woodworking with people at all levels of accomplishment. He has conducted many workshops over the years around south-east Queensland and beyond. As well as demonstrating throughout Saturday and Sunday at the “Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades” Expo, he will be conducting 2 workshops over the weekend.



  • Friday, October 30, 5pm – 8pm and/ or
  • Saturday October 31, 5pm – 8pm

Venue: TBC

Project: In this 3-hour workshop, you will be working alongside and under the direction of this master craftsman, carving your own piece of timber. Bruce will bring some patterns and carvings as guides.

Cost:  TBC – maximum 12 students. Students can book into both workshops to continue working on their project with Bruce, or opt for one workshop and continue working on their project at home.

What to bring: Your own tools, if you have them, and some carving friendly timber such as beech or jelutong (lime wood is ideal, but is very expensive). The wood will need to be approximately 25mm thick, and 450 X 150mm.

TO BOOK: email: admin@quiltandcraft.org – include your name, phone number and nominate this workshop. We will contact you after July with details. Alternatively, call 0409 621 232 after July.