Tim Crawley, Head of Historic Carving, City & Guilds of London Art School

Tim Crawley is an architectural sculptor working principally with stone. His early career was in the restoration of historic monuments, and he has carved work for King’s College Chapel, Cambridge; Ely Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Once established, he was soon called upon to design his own work, sometimes for historic locations, sometimes for contemporary buildings. As an architectural sculptor he makes work which is an integral part of a larger whole, and enjoys collaboration with architect and client. This gives his work a function and purpose that is self evident and allows him to feel comfortably located within a great tradition of architectural stone sculpture that goes back millennia, and which is a constant source of inspiration. His hope for the future is that there will be more opportunity to design work for contemporary buildings, where there is tremendous potential for figurative, foliate or abstract ornamentation.