Jay Gilliford has made a successful side business out of his passion for nature, birds, and woodcarving. He has honed his craft studying under Master Carver and World Champion, Ernie Muehlmatt, and by refining his own technique through practice. Jay does all the carving, finishing, and mounting of his birds himself.
In addition to bird carving, Jay has several other types of projects that he spins on a lathe, including custom made bowls, pens, and wine stoppers. He uses wood from all over the world and his work accents the unique grain and texture in every piece. You can learn more about Jay’s various projects on the projects page of this site. You can see examples of his work in the galleries. You can also browse other sections of the site using the navigation on the left. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!