Paul O Donnell

Wood – Wood Carving


Paul and Renate met in 1979 in Bavaria; where Renate had grown up amid the strong tradition of Bavarian crafts, using natural materials to produce decorative objects for the home. Paul was working there as a cabinet maker, antiques restorer and musician. They decided to combine their skills.

Paul, by then had been in Europe for nearly 10 years and decided it was time to return to Somerset and Renate came with him.

Paul’s unique groups of interlocking animal families continue to grow in popularity and he is still adding to the range. He has also become well known for his heirloom pieces, such as the Ark and the Living Oak, which have attained front page coverage in various magazines. Three years ago, he began to make his original mirror designs, often using burr wood, when it is obtainable.