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Joseph Murphy

Joseph Murphy provides a mixture of modern and traditional woodcarving and gilding services ranging from restoration of historic pieces to original design commissions.

Diploma in Ornamental Woodcarving and Gilding
City and Guilds of London Art School 2013-2015

West Dean Sculptural Carving
Short Course 2015

3 Year Apprenticeship Carpentry and Joinery
George Wimpey Homes 2002-2006
Advanced Construction Award Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry 2006

NVQ Level 3 Wood Occupations
Site carpentry – construction 2002-2006

Selected Works and Commissions
Since finishing my apprenticeship at 18 I have worked freelance for a number of companies as well as working for private clients gilding, designing, conservation and building.

Carving and Gilding a Dragon for The Lord Mayor’s Show 2014
Bridge Ward Club Float

Carving for The Palace of Westminister
Restoration of Pugin Gothic Tracery – The Sovereign’s Robing Room

Carving for The Wallace Collection
For the conservation department at City and Guilds of London Art School

Designing and Carving Family Tree
Private client

James Daniels Construction
Various works – carpentry, joinery and conservation

Manor Park Construction
Conservation of historic oak frame work with Anthony Luttrell

Prizes and Bursaries
The Joiners and Ceilers Prize For Woodcarving
City and Guilds of London Art School Excellence in Woodcarving 2015

The Joiners and Ceilers Annual Woodcarving Competition
Excellence in Woodcarving Second Prize 2014

The Honourable Society of Knights of The Round Table Prize
Woodcarving Award 2013

Apprentice of the Year
Carpentry Category George Wimpey 2004


Courtesy of the artist’s website.