23 February-Talk: All Set in Stone SOLD OUT



Thurs 23 February, Arrival 6.30pm

Fitzroy Square W1

£20 members, £25 non-members

(including drinks reception and private view

of Splendour! exhibition)


Head of Historic Carving at City and Guilds of London Art School

Tim Crawley is a stone carver and architectural sculptor with over 35 years’ experience of working on Historic Buildings. Many date from the Georgian period, most notably Hawksmoor’s St George’s, Bloomsbury, where he remade the lost monumental sculptures of Lions and Unicorns that sit at the base of the steeple, recognised with a Georgian Group Award for Restoration in 2006. Working out of his studio in Cambridge, he now also heads the Historic Carving Department at the City and Guilds of London Art School. His lecture will focus on the issues that face the craftsmen and women who are needed to maintain our Georgian buildings. How should they be trained? What are the threats to the continuity of these traditions? Why should we value these skills in an age of digital facsimiles? The lecture will be followed by a panel of two young craftspeople, opening up for audience questions.