Simon Haywood designs and creates quality decorative ornament and architectural carving in a variety of woods. Using traditional wood carving methods, Simon creates unique products that will enhance your home or work environment.
Simon can provide bespoke hand carved items of real beauty: decorative ornaments such as Tudor roses, leaves and flowers; house signs in a variety of lettering styles and beautiful yet practical items – wall brackets, mirror and picture frames, bowls and book ends.
From his Cotswold workshop in the Slad Valley, Simon creates original designs for his customers but he is equally at home working from existing ideas you may have. A versatile and experienced carver, Simon can draw upon his knowledge of period styles too. Trained by Master Carver Emyr Hughes and his son Dafydd, also a Master Carver, Simon’s skill in working with traditional eighteenth century methods can be seen in his trim mouldings and corbel brackets. Simon has worked on larger decorative ornament inspired by the 17th and 18th century innovators Gibbons, Chippendale and Adams. However, he enjoys creating design concepts for modern living too fusing styles to create a unique product in a variety of woods: oak, lime, mahogany, utile, pine and fruit woods.
Working independently or in collaboration, Simon can bring distinction, style and authenticity to your home or commercial space with specialist architectural wood carvings.
Simon has recently featured in the local press having carved a memorial bench situated on Selsley Common. Read the full article here .
“Simon, Thank you for the beautiful work you did for us at such short notice. Rushing this through for us without any compromise to workmanship was a great achievement. HRH The prince of Wales commented on the quality of your work and I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing carving in the future.”