Hello and welcome!

My name is Jennifer Gater & I am a Master Woodcarver.

I have served and completed a traditional seven year apprenticeship under the dedicated tutelage of Master Woodcarver, Malcolm E Gibbons. His workshop (until his retirement) was based inside a living history museum where as a visitor I first met him. Following a four hour conversation ( that he later revealed to have been my interview!) I was invited to become his apprentice.  Master Gibbons workshop provided a truly unique & supportive atmosphere in which to learn my trade.

Master Malcolm E Gibbons is the 13th descendant of the highly celebrated wood carver Grinling Gibbons.  I feel extremely proud & privileged to have been Malcolm’s apprentice and consider it a great honour to now continue such a fascinating craft as my profession.

I now work as a self employed Master wood carver creating to commission on a flexible basis. I can also be found carefully carrying out restoration work dependent on my customers individual needs. My clients are a diverse range of both domestic individuals & corporate bodies from around the world. I am also happy to collaborate on projects with other makers.

Please feel free to get in touch via the contact page to discuss any ideas or projects that you may have.

Thank you for visiting!