London Craft Week

Sky Arts Master Crafters – Wood Carving Demonstration with Clunie Fretton

11.05.2023, 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

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2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

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Clunie Fretton


Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL

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Event description

This Craft Week, join Master Carver Clunie Fretton for a live demonstration of wood carving, where she will show some of her work from the Sky Arts Master Crafters series as well as a piece carved in collaboration with the V&A. Clunie will showcase the techniques and tools of the trade, and share expert tips for any budding carvers.

Prior to this event, at 1pm Clunie will be in conversation with V&A Curatorial Fellow in Furniture History Jenny Saunt in the main Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre. Clunie and Jenny will discuss the history of the craft, Clunie’s career and work, her upcoming appearance on Bill Bailey’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation and collaboration with the V&A. You can find out more about this event by scrolling down and following the link at the bottom of this webpage.

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. She has been awarded the Journeyman and Master Carver Certificates under the Master Certificate scheme to recognise excellence in craftsmanship, the Taylor Pearce Drawing Prize for Carving and Conservation, the Anthony and Margaret Wood Marketing Bursary of the Society of Heraldic Arts, and the Newby Trust Award at Cockpit Arts. Clunie is a member of the Master Carvers’ Association.

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