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 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