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Joseph Murphy is a Wood Carver, Sculptor and Carpenter based in Berkshire. He is available for restoration and conservation work as well as commissions for original pieces. Joe has worked on a number of iconic historic buildings including the Houses of Parliament as well as Grade 1 houses and suburban family homes. Joseph has tutored Joinery (Conservation Department) and Woodcarving  (2nd & 3rd year) at City & Guilds London Art School.


Finding the Future of Figurative Art : February - April 2016

Beverley Art Gallery, Yorkshire

Royal Society of British Artists Rising Stars 2016

in association with Gallery@LR Fenchurch Street, London

FBA Futures : January 2016

Mall Galleries London

Peacock Yard Open Studio : Bi-annually 

Kennington, London

Solo Exhibition 2019: The Caversham Picture Framers

Church Street, Caversham, Reading


Diploma in Ornamental Woodcarving and Gilding NVQ3

City and Guilds of London Art School 2013-2015


Sculptural Carving Short Course 2015

West Dean College


3 Year Apprenticeship Carpentry and Joinery : Advanced Construction Award Wood Occupations - Site Carpentry 2006

George Wimpey Homes 2002-2006 / City & Guilds

NVQ Level 3 Wood Occupations : Site carpentry - construction 2002-2006

City & Guilds 

Selected Works and Commissions

Wood Carver, Gilder and Restorer:

Restoration of Grade I listed bell tower Farnborough Abbey

Restoration of Grade I & II listed sections Cartier flagship store Bond Street, London

Carving gothic vaulting Westminster Hall roof lantern

Carving and Gilding a City of London Dragon for The Lord Mayor's Show 2014

Carving restoration of Pugin Gothic Tracery for The Palace of Westminster

Carving details of a Venetian table for The Wallace Collection

Gilding for restoration of Goring clock tower

Coat of arms for the Fishmongers company prime warden

Design and carving of over 30 large-scale local flora, fauna and nautical themed reliefs in green oak for private residence.

Recreation and installation of hands for sculpture of St Michael, House of Hackney, London


Carpenter and Joiner:

Conservation of historic oak frame for Manor Park Construction

Reinstallation of gates in historic frontage, The Deanery of St Pauls Cathedral

Oak door for The Palace of Westminster

Structural carpentry of historic oak-framed residence, Sonning

Douglas Fir table for the Bartlett school of Architecture, designed by Storp & Weber

Lead carpenter for the Bartlett School of Architecture summer show 2017-20


Prizes and Bursaries 

The Joiners and Ceilers Prize For Woodcarving 

City and Guilds of London Art School Excellence in Woodcarving 2015


The Joiners and Ceilers Annual Woodcarving Competition

Excellence in Woodcarving Second Prize 2014


The Honourable Society of Knights of The Round Table Prize

Woodcarving Award 2013  


Apprentice of the Year 

Carpentry Category George Wimpey 2004

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