Ralph Williams

Having worked in the Department of Ornithology at the Natural History Museum, Ralph became self-employed in forestry and woodcarving. His bird sculptures are worked exclusively in wood which he collects and seasons himself. This close understanding of his chosen medium is evident in the unusual and surprising use of grain, colouration and other naturally occurring features unique to each piece of wood. Ralph's carvings have been commissioned by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the BBC, the Hawk and Owl Trust and the organizers of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award. His work has been presented to HRH Princess Anne and purchased by the late Queen Mother. He became an elected member of the Society of Wildlife Artists in 1977. He is now based in Penwith and has had work exhibited throughout the UK, Europe, the US and Australasia.
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Wooden sculpture

Swallow on a Branch
Swallow carved from one piece wood.

Robin on Ivy
Robin on clump of ivy sculpted from one piece of wood.

Pair of Barn Owls
Two barn owls sculpted from one piece of wood.
(£165) Sold

Four Birds on Forest Oak
Four Birds on forest oak branch.
(£495) Sold

Pheasant carved in plane wood mounted on branch.
(£215) Sold

Seal carved in yew and mounted on Cornish granite.

Wren on Leaf
8cm x 11cm
(£115) Sold

Grey Wagtail Walnut
Length 8”
(£135) Sold

Moths Laburnum
Length 8”
(£120) Sold

Long-tailed Tit (Laburnum) on Oak
Carved long-tailed tit on piece of forest oak.
(£105) Sold

Tern carved from walnut hardwood and sapwood.
(£115) Sold

Wren on Apple
Wren on apple carved in one piece of lime wood.
(£120) Sold

Kestrel carved from one piece of oak.
(£105) Sold

Kingfisher carved from one piece of wood.
(£150) Sold

Swallow on Branch
Swallow carved from one piece of walnut on branch and stand.
(£125) Sold

Tawny Owl
Tawny owl carved from one piece of oak.
(£195) Sold

Robin carved from one piece of cherry wood.
(£120) Sold

Wren on Hart's Tongue Fern
Wren carved on Hart's Tongue Fern.
(£215) Sold