15b Vandyke Road
Beds LU7 3HG
Tel: 01525 851594
Paul is a wood carver and gilder proud to be part of the continuing English wood carving and gilding tradition.
Established in 1978 he undertakes extensive restoration/conservation work that entails conservation reports, analysis, proposed treatments, and method statements followed by final reports including photographs of works during progress.
New projects are also welcomed. The knowledge gained on the numerous and varied projects completed over the years enables the Workshop to offer new works to the highest standard, whether it be a traditional design or a totally new concept. Consultation followed by sketches and CAD drawings being produced as necessary.
Contracts have been carried out for a wide variety of clients, ranging from royal palaces, stately homes, government buildings and public museums to architects, antique dealers, interior designers and private individuals.
Paul Ferguson ACR is an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation.
The Workshop is listed on the Conservation Register.
A music stand produced for the celebration of the Chippendale tercentenary celebrations in June 2018. It is created as both a functional and a sculptural object. Photographed here when used at Westminster Cathedral for a service commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Arts Society.
The inspiration for this design is fuelled by the desire to use reference material
unavailable until recent times, in this case, close-up photographs of solar flares and
rocketing plasma. The base and platen are composed of plasma streams following
magnetic field lines. The central ribbed section, which allows the platen to be adjusted to
the required height, may be interpreted as an interference pattern or an allusion to a fret
board on a musical instrument. The top is the rocketing plasma reaching its zenith.
The stand is for sale (POA) with delivery at the end of the celebrations. Alternatively, a
new stand to similar design can be ordered.
Paul Ferguson MBE, ACR
The Paul Ferguson Workshop
Fine Wood Carving & Gilding Ltd
15b Vandyke Road
Bedfordshire LU7 3HG
01525 851594 www.paulferguson.co.ukA sequence of photographs showing the re-making of one of the Carlton House Trophies for the Windsor Castle Fire Restoration. These highly prized trophies were installed in Windsor Castle after the demolition of Carlton House in 1829, hence their name. This particular one was almost entirely destroyed in the fire. The first image of the photograph has a ring around a single leaf that was salvaged from the debris. This has been incorporated into the new trophy. Only because each of the trophies was professionally photographed prior to the fire was it able to be re-carved and gilded.
Commissions for Alexander McQueen shown at the retrospective exhibition Savage Beauty, 2015 at the V&A