Clunie Fretton


Clunie Fretton is a classically trained sculptor, carver & gilder, who graduated from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2015 with a Distinction in Ornamental Woodcarving & Gilding. She served as the Carving Fellow for the year 2015-2016 before setting up her current practice with partner Felix Handley, undertaking a number of prestigious commissions in the years since.

Clunie is conversant in both wood and stone carving, as well as a range of other materials including bronze, plaster and synthetic casting materials. She has a rigorous founding in technical drawing and the production of sculptural forms, both figurative and ornamental. Her work in the restoration and conservation world as well as in the artistic one grant her sensitivity and understanding when working with Listed buildings and protected or antique objects, as well as in the production of new artworks.

“The classical sculptural tradition and heritage inspires my practice as a craftsman.”

Clunie Fretton


  • commissions
  • designing for industry
  • mending & resizing


  • Winner of Newby Trust Award at Cockpit 2020

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