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Understanding architectural profiles

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 16:04

Here are the six mouldings that, with the addition of the band (flat profile), make up just about all profiles used in architecture and furniture.  

Notice the difference between cyma recta and cyma reversa where the latter is shaped to be used as a support - in fact all the mouldings other than cyma recta are supports so that the coma recta would be used at the top of a series of moulding for example on an entablature or cornice.


Architectural profiles

Hand carved stock available

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 20:28

Agrell Architectural Carving. Off the shelf acanthus egg dart carved moulding

Agrell Architectural Carving are selling our "off the shelf" hand carved mouldings and rosettes. Utilise this opportunity to purchase hand carvings at a reduced price! Hurry, only while stock lasts!


Agrell Architectural Carving meets the world of fashion

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 16:46

Agrell Architectural Carving - Piers Atkinson - Anna Dello Russo

It seemed like an odd request.

"We are milliners. Can you supply a piece of carved acanthus to develop into a hat?"  

Then we realised it was Piers Atkinson, the most interesting and avant-garde milliners anywhere, so of course we were very intrigued!  Piers Atkinson's hats have been adorned by an array of creative celebrities including Kate Moss, Paloma Faith, Lady Gaga and Cate Blanchett. 


What wood carver wouldn't want their work used as a hat for Piers Atkinson!  


Cathedral of the Madeleine

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 16:54

We came across this beautiful picture of The Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City today.


Cathedral of the Madeleine hand carved by Agrell Architectural Carving


Agrell Architectural Carving produced all the hand carving for the chancel screen and the tabernacle which is shown in this photograph along with the Bishop's chair.


The School of Classical Woodcarving. Only 1 place left!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 18:03

The School of Classical Woodcarving

An opportunity to be taught by Master Carver, Ian Agrell. The Schhol of Classical Woodcarving has courses designed for students who wish to get started or improve their wood carving.

Only 1 place left for the November courses!



Exciting news.....

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 00:11

Agrell Architectural Carving - Exciting news due

Lots of exciting news due out from Agrell Architectural Carving in the next couple of months! Bookmark our website and / or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date.

Cathedral of St. Paul Organ Case: Time lapse video

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 16:09

Cathedral of St. Paul, Minnesota. Organ Case

Here you can view the fantastic time lapse video showing the construction of the new Cathedral of St. Paul pipe organ casework


King's College Choir, Cathedral St Paul and Agrell's sentimental memories

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 16:37

King's College Choir, Cambridge UK to perform at Cathedral St Paul, Minnesota

The renound, beautiful and historic King's College Choir from Cambridge are performing at the Cathedral St Paul, Minnesota Wednesday April 4th, 2013.

Agrell Architectural Carving were contracted to construct and hand carve the new pipe organ which was recently installed at the Cathedral of St Paul.

MRP NEWS ARTICLE: Cathedral of St. Paul's new, mighty pipe organ, by Dan Olson

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 16:12

MRP NEWS ARTICLE: Cathedral of St. Paul's new, mighty pipe organ, by Dan Olson

by Dan Olson, on behalf of Minnesota Public Radio


Cathedral of St. Paul's new, mighty pipe organ: Minnesota Sounds and Voices

March 1, 2013


Master Carver Ian Agrell and his team in a Richmond, Calif., workshop, carved the 15,000 pounds of wood casements.

 "All of this, every inch of it, is new. I expect it to be around for hundreds of years. There's no reason why it won't be," he said.

PBS features a visit to the restored hand carved organ case

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 22:03

Tune in tonight at 7pm!

PBS Twin Cities Public Television, the Almanac program, will be airing a documentary of their visit to the recently restored organ case of The Cathedral of Saint Paul, Minneapolis.


Agrell Architectural Carving were commisioned to construct and hand carve the organ case.