Swan Farm Studios Ltd
ALAN   LAMB   trained   at   London’s   Metropolitan   University.   From   1997   to 2007   he   taught   on   the   City   &   Guilds   of   London   Art   School   Conservation BA   Course   and   for   10   years   held   the   post   of   Head   of   Historic   Carving    at City   &   Guilds   responsible   for   the   UK’s   leading   graduate   and   post   graduate courses   in   wood   carving    and   stone   carving.   From   2007   he   was   master carver   on   the   “Vertues   Angels”   project   at   St   George’s    Chapel   Windsor, overseeing   the   design   and   production   of   forty   new   sculptures   for   the chapel.    In   2012   Alan   designed   and   produced   the   sculptural   work   for   the Royal   Barge   for   the   Queen’s   Diamond    Jubilee   River   Pageant.   He   is   an honorary   member   of   The   Worshipful   Company   of   Joiners   and   Ceilers   of the City of London. Click the image on left ,for a recent profile in Country Life magazine.
SWAN   FARM   STUDIOS   LTD   was   formed   in   1992   in   the   wake   of   the   National   Trust’s   restoration   of   Uppark House.   Alan   assembled   a   small   team    of   experienced   carvers,   gilders   and   conservators,   and   founded   Swan Farm    Studios.   Very   high   level   traditional   craft   skills   and   strong   links   with   the   conservation   departments   of   major   collections   and   teaching   institutions   ensured   an   approach   that   combined   the   best   of   traditional   craft   techniques   with   an   awareness   of   ongoing   academic,   scientific   and   ethical   developments   within    the conservation world. This ethos continues to define our work.  
We carry out consultancy, research, analysis, conservation and repair of fine joinery, carving, sculpture, and decorative art, including gilded, varnished and polychromed surfaces. We work in our studios in Shropshire and Oxfordshire  and on site at locations across the UK  We also design and create new sculpture in wood, stone or bronze for historically sensitive locations
ABOUT US
                  The restored Grinling Gibbons painted limewood reredos at Trinity College Oxford 
Workshops Fusion The Carving Workshop Jackfield Tile Museum National Trust Estate Office Yard Ironbridge Coleshill Shropshire Oxfordshire TF87 7AP SN67 PT Swan Farm Studios Ltd Registered Office,  Hall Farm, Hall Farm Road, Ditton Priors, Shropshire, WV16 6SN
Alan Lamb e: info@alanlamb.co.uk Tel: 07815605540
                 The chapel restoration won the Oxford Preservation Trust Conservation Award for 2016
Corpus Christi chapel screen Oxford
Trinity College Oxford Restoration and conservation of Grinling Gibbons woodcarving and sculpture, at Trinity College Chapel The project won the Oxford Preservation Trust Building Conservation Award 2016 and was shortlisted for the Georgian Group Architectural Conservation Award Client: Trinity College Oxford 
Corpus Christi College Oxford 2017 Restoration/conservation of  woodcarving and wood finishes on the panelling, stalls and screen at Corpus Christi College Chapel Oxford Joint winner with Jesus College Hall of the Oxford Preservation Trust Building Conservation Award 2017 and shortlisted for the RICS building conservation awards 2017 Client: Cliveden Conservation / Corpus Christi College Oxford
Jesus College Oxford 2017 Restoration and conservation of the Jacobean screen, panelling and wood finishing at Jesus College Dining Hall. Joint winner with Corpus Christi Chapel, of the Oxford Preservation Trust Building Conservation Award 2017 Client: Jesus College Oxford
Carving and joinery repairs in the chapel and Pern Library Paint analysis and test cleaning of the Chapel ceiling to establish the extent of a 1630’s painted and gilding scheme, covered with 19th century varnish Client: Peterhouse College Cambridge   
Lincoln College Oxford 2018 Restoration/conservation of  polychromed and gilded woodcarving and paneling on the Ceiling of Lincoln College Chapel Oxford. The project used 38,000 leaves of 23 ¾ ct gold Client; Lincoln College Oxford
Uphill Manor  2018 Restoration of Joinery, Staircases and panelling at Uphill Manor Somerset after extensive fire Damage. Shortlisted for the RICS building conservation awards 2019 Client: Austin Newport Group/Uphill Manor 
                                                                                               Peterhouse College Cambridge 2018
Peterhouse chapel cleaning trials
Lincoln College Ceiling
Lincoln College Oxford chapel ceiling during the restoration of  Daniel Webb’s1680’s decorative scheme
Selected recent projects
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Workshops facilities and approach

Joinery and woodcarving conservation

Replacement and facsimile carving

Gilding and Polychrome

Sculpture conservation

New Design for Historic Contexts

  
Case Studies

   CLEANING,  CONSOLIDATION & 

REPAIR OF JOINERY,  CARVING, 

SCULPTURE,  WOOD FINISHES, 

POLYCHROME, & GILDING

               Director Alan Lamb