• "The level of craftsmanship shown is amazing. How you can produce something of such quality from a simple lump of wood is beyond me"
    David Shiress, Design Manager
    Taylor Made Joinery Interiors, Suffolk
  • "Your work looks incredible. A special thanks to you for making us look brilliant for choosing you for the project"
    David Wick
    Owner of O.B.Williams
  • "...the incredible effort you and your talented staff put forth in the chair for His Holiness Pope John Paul II ...was well beyond our expectations"
    David Owen Tryba
  • "I was truly impressed by the outstanding quality of the firm’s work and by Ian Agrell's enthusiasm and professional commitment"
    F. Carey Howlett
    Hermitage Foundation

Master Carver, Ian Agrell, discusses the philosophy behind Agrell Architectural Carving.


For over thirty years , Agrell Architectural Carving has earned the reputation for being one of the most quality-oriented carving companies in the world. Fine-tuned by a long history of magnificent commissions, we offer our clients a highly experienced management team and more than twenty expert carvers to deliver your important projects on time, to budget and of the highest quality.

Our classical carving skills for private residences, religious structures and public buildings are second to none while still maintaining the traditions of hand woodcarving. All the work you see on this site has been undertaken by our dedicated carvers, who use only carving chisels and mallets. In fact, we are one of the few carving companies still in existence who never carve by machine.


Pre Designed Period Style Rooms



Ornamentation is a risky business - if not done well, it can ruin the hard work, time and money that has already been invested in the project. For example, a plain but well profiled molding will fail spectacularly with the addition of badly executed decoration. So if budget is an issue, place your ornamentation only in the areas that really matter. Good quality always shows and you will never regret your decision.

Whether your project is simple or complex, design is the starting point from which everything flows, and therefore good design is central to our philosophy. Because all of our work is uniquely created for each job, we have the opportunity at an early stage to help your team manipulate the best-possible design and workmanship to fit your budget.

Recent Blog Entries

Palladio Award 2014 for Duncan Stroik Architects

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 16:18

Congratulations to Duncan Stroik Architects who were awarded with the 2014 Special Palladio Awards for the Organ Case of the Cathedral of St. Paul. We are proud to have had the opportunity to work together with Professor Stroik and his team on this fascinating project and provide the construction and the entire carving for the organ case of St. Paul's Cathedral in Minnesota . Read more about the award here :

Throne for Saint John Paul II

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 17:53

We have workedfor many esteemed clients over the years but the honour of creating a throne for Saint John Paul II can't be beaten.

The Holy Family Statue

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 21:41

This 5 foot statue was hand carved by Agrell Architectural Carving and lightly stained for a church in North America - The statue was carved from a model supplied by the clients. To speed up delivery time the figures were carved separately by three carvers under the direction of the Master Carver and then brought together to be completed as one piece.