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Geoffrey Preston

Geoffrey Preston is one of the UK’s leading architectural sculptors, specialising in decorative
plasterwork and in particular the art of stucco. After studying sculpture at Hornsey College of Art
he trained as a stonemason and a carver. He was a founding director of two of the country's most
respected conservation companies, at the helm of many significant projects including the
pioneering restoration of the 18th-century hand modelled plasterwork at Uppark House in West
Sussex.
In 2000 Geoffrey set up his workshop in Devon. The workshop is thriving and employs a small
team of sculptors who work alongside Geoffrey on larger projects. They concentrate on
designing and making new work, ranging from beautifully modelled relief panels to complete
rooms.
Recent projects include a new rococo ceiling for a Grade I hunting lodge in Dorset, two
beautiful Arts and Crafts inspired ceilings for a Grade II house in Dorset, and a flying unicorn
for the stairwell of Annabel’s nightclub in Mayfair.

Geoffrey was part of the 2014 Walpole Crafted Class.