Bardney Hall, premiere Queen Anne house, Barton-upon-Humber
Bardney Hall: State-of-the-art furnishings to indulge you in a dreamy, relaxing and comfortable experience.


Howard runs classes, including master classes and residential weekends for the more dedicated carvers. No student is the same and all tuition is given on a highly individual basis. Beginners are particularly welcome.

Classes are run from the beautiful Bardney Hall

The residential weekends are really enjoyable, students can work for as long as they wish and accommodation can be arranged at the absolutely first class Bardney Hall, premiere Queen Anne house in the area and set in the most beautiful of grounds.

Bardney Hall, Whitecross St, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5DF

Book a class

Why not come along to our next class and have a go? To book a place, call Howard on 01652 618071 or via our contact page.

OH Boyd

OH (Howard) Boyd has taught woodcarving and techniques for over 20 years and enjoys this aspect greatly having taught dozens of men and women and made great friends along the way.

In the old days woodcarvers were abundant, with furniture workshops, great houses, churches and shipyards; alas mostly gone as victims of fashion.

The skills are nowadays mostly held by an extremely small number of professional carvers and a host of amateurs. Groups work under the umbrella of the British Woodcarvers Association (BWA) of which OH Boyd is president of the North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire Branch.

He believes it to be important that the great traditions of wood carving are retained, and developed, and sees it as a form of trust.

Working in wood was never seen as art, but he firmly believes the artistic side of creation should be a natural development and is the way forward in both his carvings and the message he is trying to pass on to students. One of the purposes of art is to find self expression and fulfilment.