The Remarkable Pinwill Sisters

The Remarkable Pinwill Sisters book cover

Despite having retired from being a full-time website designer, I recently completed a small website for a Twitter friend Helen Wilson to help launch her new book The Remarkable Pinwill Sisters: From ‘Lady Woodcarvers’ to Professionals (which will be available soon). The sisters, Mary, Ethel and Violet, worked in Plymouth from the late 1800s creating beautiful carvings for churches across Devon and Cornwall. Violet carried on working almost up to her death in 1957.

Helen has created a comprehensive catalogue of the Pinwill’s work in over 200 locations, which represents a mammoth ten year’s work.

Here are a few of my photos of the Pinwill’s carving from some churches in Cornwall, some of which will appear in the book.

Click on the images to see them larger.

Edit 08/03/2021: Helen’s book on the Pinwill Sisters has now been published and copies can be bought via her website.

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