Established by Doug Shaw and a group of keen woodcarvers in 1980. The Guild functions to foster, promote and uphold high standards and interest in woodcarving. Most of the carving groups meet weekly.
The Guild itself meets with all members on scheduled Saturdays for a full day workshop. The monthly workshops are often theme based and led by one of the members or special guest artisans offering specialist techniques in materials, tools or finishing.
Exhibiting and demonstrating in the annual WA WOOD Show is the highlight of the year for the members. Here the Guild exhibits members carvings and demonstrates carving to the public.
The Doug Shaw Award is the annual Exhibition of Woodcarving Excellence showcased at the show.