London Craft Week 2017: a visit from Tokyo University of the Arts Historic Sculpture Conservation Lab

Our Material Matters theme was extended through our London Craft Week event in May 2017. Visitors enjoyed gilding demonstrations, exploring the woodworking studios and special demonstrations by visiting specialists from the Tokyo University of the Arts Historic Sculpture Conservation Lab, lead by acclaimed Tokyo-based master carver Professor Yabuuchi Satoshi. Japan’s leading centre for the research, analysis, […]

In conversation with Gerry Alabone, David MacDiarmid and Dick Onians

To start our thinking about wood we invited three of the Art School’s expert practitioners – Gerry Alabone, David MacDiarmid and Dick Onians – to engage in a conversation facilitated by Principal Tamiko O’Brien. The following is an edited transcript of their discussion. DAVID MACDIARMID : The wooden object that I brought in is something that I made for an exhibition […]

Material Matters foyer: Wood

The Materials Foyer is a carefully-curated reference library in the heart of the Art School where students can learn more about what materials mean to conservators, carvers and artists. Its purpose is to draw attention to materials, create dialogue and acknowledge the breadth of processes used across our Historic Carving, Conservation and Fine Art departments. […]