Essential woodcarver Stephen Crouch and his partner, Craig, are getting to know their local Evart Woodcutters as they travel across Ireland.
They’ve just started their fourth season of work, and they have been fortunate enough to work with some of the country’s most outstanding craft woodcarved artists.
Evart are the largest woodcarvings company in Ireland, with more than 300 workshops and a total of 8,000 employees.
They are known for their large-scale carving of historic and modern wood, including Victorian and Georgian buildings, and the latest innovations in their woodcarve.
This is what they have to say about the job, and how to work in Ireland.
Who are Evart wood carvers?
Evart are a company whose name was coined by the founder of the company, Stephen Copley.
In the late 1800s, the Copleys were employed by the Cork City Council to cut down the trees for the city’s roads.
They started out as a hobby, but over time they became a major employer in Cork City.
In 1901, they acquired the Cork city hall, and since then have grown into a successful, multi-million-pound company with offices across Ireland, Scotland and the UK.
In their first few years of operation, they were successful in Cork but over the years the Cork landscape has changed and their business has changed.
Evarts chief executive, John Glynn, said, “It’s a fantastic job.
We have a fantastic working relationship with the artists, and we work with a lot of different artists.”
They have a small workforce of just under 400, and are currently looking for a full-time professional to join them.
They have a number of projects in development, including a large scale project on the outskirts of Cork, which will feature large-format replicas of Victorian and Victorian-era buildings.
What do they do?
“The main job of a woodcarvesman is to remove wood from buildings and buildings in situ.
Our main objective is to create a beautiful work of art, and this is the best way we can achieve this goal,” said Mr Copleyd.
“Our main jobs are to cut, carve and paint the wood in a variety of styles.
Our work takes many hours, so if you can only spend one hour every day on your work, it is a great way to maximise your time and make your job as fulfilling as possible.”
The company’s main focus is to produce large-sized replicas, with a variety designed to show the different styles and materials used by the people who worked on the building sites, as well as to provide inspiration for future work.
How long does it take to get a job?
It varies from one job to the next, but it can take anywhere from three to eight weeks for a job to be advertised online.
Are there any fees?
No, Evart has no charges for any work.
There is a 10% commission on every sale, and you will be asked to pay for any materials used in the work, as long as they are used for a particular purpose.
What kind of materials are they using?
A large variety of materials is used, including reclaimed timber, stone, slate, brick and even glass.
How much do they charge?
They charge between €2,500 to €3,000 per year depending on the work they are doing.
Do they offer a paid-for apprenticeship?
Yes, Evarts apprentices can take on their apprenticeship for €5,000 for four years, with the option of increasing it up to a maximum of €25,000 a year.
What are the benefits of working with Evarts?
Evas are well known for working with great artisans, who can use their skills to create some of Ireland’s most beautiful works of art.
They are a very flexible organisation, and offer a range of options, so they are not limited to just working with the large-time industry.
They also offer a full range of apprenticeships for students, and work with the National Council of the Arts, the Fine Arts Council, the National Museum of Ireland, the Royal Ulster Constabulary, the Natural History Museum and many other institutions and agencies.
The main benefit of working here is that it is very flexible, and it is always on a first-come-first-served basis.
What does Evart do?
The most important aspect of working at Evarts is being in a professional environment.
They will always give their utmost attention to the job they are performing.
They encourage everyone who works with them to do so, as they have a strong reputation for having a friendly and welcoming working environment.
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