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Joseph Murphy is a Wood Carver, Sculptor and Carpenter based in London and Oxfordshire. His workshop is in Peacock Yard, a collection of 1870s artisan workshops. 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.


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


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

Since finishing his apprenticeship at 18 Joseph has worked freelance for a number of companies as well as working for private clients gilding, designing, conservation and building.

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

Bridge Ward Club Float. Carved with Cassidie Alder. Gilded With Cassidie Alder and Timothy Fielder.


Carving for The Palace of Westminister

Restoration of Pugin Gothic Tracery - The Sovereign's Robing Room


Carving for The Wallace Collection

For the conservation department at City and Guilds of London Art School


Designing and Carving Family Tree

Private client


James Daniels Construction 

Various works - carpentry, joinery and conservation


Manor Park Construction

Conservation of historic oak frame work with Anthony Luttrell


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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