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10 October 2021, 10.30am-12pm

The Friends of Kettle’s Yard invite you to Tim Crawley’s studio to see his commission for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

MPs and Peers have commissioned sculptor Tim Crawley to create a gift from Parliament to the Queen for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Tim has designed two bronze lamp standards which will be placed in New Palace Yard at the Palace of Westminster.

During the studio visit, Tim will provide an overview of his various designs for the lamps that Parliament considered and, ultimately, the chosen design. At its base, each of the lamps has the four heraldic beasts representing the nations of the United Kingdom. We will see the Welsh Dragon and English Lion in clay before they are cast in bronze. Moreover, we will have the chance to explore the studio, which is filled with other ongoing commissions as well as maquettes of past work.

£15, booking required, places limited.

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Please note when booking this you will need to input your Friends membership number, found on your membership card, at the checkout.

About Tim Crawley

Tim Crawley came to stone carving through a love of art practice and a fascination with medieval architectural history, influenced by his early life in Canterbury. He studied Art History at Manchester University and learned the practical skills of his craft at the City and Guilds of London Art School. He worked on the restoration of Ely Cathedral, King’s College Chapel and Westminster Abbey. At the latter, he was responsible for the design and carving of new statuary for the West Front, including the 10 Modern Martyrs. He also worked on the dragons of The Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens, the Beasts of Bloomsbury, the Sir John Soane’s Museum, and the Atlas Fountain at Kenilworth Castle. From 2012 to 2020, Tim was the Head of Historic Carving at the City and Guilds Art School.

Image: Tim Crawley with his sculpture of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Photo credit Tim Crawley

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This event is for the Friends of Kettle’s Yard. If you would like to join, you can do so here.

Additional Information

Please note that you will have to make your own way to Tim’s studio on the Fairhaven Stone site located in Bottisham.

The full address and parking instructions will be provided after booking.