Geoffrey Preston is one of the UK’s leading architectural sculptors, specialising in decorative plaster and in particular the art of stucco. He studied sculpture at Hornsey College of Art and was a founding director of two of the country’s most respected conservation companies. He has worked on many significant projects, including the pioneering restoration of the 18th century hand modelled plasterwork at Uppark House, after the fire. In 2000 Geoffrey set up his studio in Devon, where he works with a small team to create beautiful new work for architects, designers and private clients.

Geoffrey’s recent work has an emphasis on flower sculpture. He has found a rich seam of inspiration in the modelling of flowers and leaves in 18th century plasterwork and their representation in other decorative arts, from the flowers of chintz textiles to the painting of Sèvres and Nymphenburg porcelain. His work explores flower forms in all their wonderful variety and is joyfully and expressively modelled.

Geoffrey has been credited by Country Life magazine with creating ‘the most inspiring plaster decoration of modern times’ and was recently awarded an MBE for services to stucco and plasterwork in The Queen’s Birthday Honours.