BA (Hons) Carving: Woodcarving & Gilding

Historic Carving students are encouraged to undertake live projects and commissions, which have included:

This project in August and September 2017 is a two-month commission by Southwark Cathedral where students, staff and alumni from our Historic Carving courses are carving 44 stiff leaf bosses. These sandstone pieces will replace those from 1820, which have eroded and suffered damage over the past two centuries and would have been carved with much the […]

Over summer 2011, a team of tutors and students worked on a commission for the Corporation of London to carve Romanesque-style benches for St. Pancras Church Gardens, London.

Ongoing commission to replace eroded carvings on the chapel’s external walls, started in 2005.

This carving for Frogmore House within Windsor Home Park was part of a restoration project led by the Temple Trust and was carved by 2nd year Diploma woodcarving and gilding students Cassidie Alder and Oiver Dorman in  Spring 2014.

In occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the Historic Carving Department was commissioned create the prow sculpture for the Royal barge heading the Thames River Pageant from Putney to Greenwich.

For the Lord Mayor’s Show in November 2015, Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow invited City & Guilds of London Art School’s Historic Carving Department to carve a City Dragon for the Bridge Ward procession float to then be exhibited at the Mansion House for the duration of his tenure as Lord Major of the City of London. The interpretive […]

This project was for a Private Library in the USA and was run by the Historic Carving Department under the direction of Robert Randall, Senior Woodcarving Tutor and made by recent woodcarving alumni in Spring 2015.


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