Wistman's Wands

Wistman's Woods on Dartmoor

Nestled on the eastern slopes of the West Dart river stands a wood of dwarf oak trees said to be an ancient meeting place of the Druids.

A few years ago, I was very honoured to meet a true master wand crafter. His name is John Vickery, the legendary wand maker of Wistman's Wands.

You may read more about John Vickery at the link below...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/content/articles/2008/02/04/dartmoor_wandsman_feature.shtml


Please be sure to click on the link above to see the original BBC article and the fantastic video that goes along with this article. You'll find the video info of John on the upper right side of the page. Check it out! I promise...you won't be disappointed.

John was kind enough to have me and my husband Christopher, over to his magical workshop and share with us some of his secrets of traditional wand crafting. John Vickery was a great mentor to us. We shall be forever grateful for all his help.

Joy, the student, with the Master Wandcrafter and Stickmaker,  John Vickery.