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.
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.  
RECENT  PROJECTS INCLUDE Restoration and conservation of Grinling Gibbons woodcarving and sculpture, at Trinity College Chapel The project won the Oxford Preservation Trust Building Conservation Award and was shortlisted for the Georgian Group Architectural Conservation Award Client:Trinity College Oxford Restoration/conservation of  woodcarving and wood finishes on the panelling, stalls and screen at Corpus Christi College Chapel Oxford. The project is shortlisted for the RICS Conservation Awards 2017. Client: Cliveden Conservation / Corpus Christi College Oxford  Restoration and conservation of the Jacobean screen ,                      panelling and woodfinishing at Jesus College Dining Hall Client: Jesus College Oxford    Conservation of carving and gilding for the C18th French Dining Room at Cliveden House.                      Client, National Trust / Cliveden Hotel Group.           
We carry out research, analysis, conservation and repair of sculpture, carving and decorative art, in wood, stone and plaster including gilded, varnished and polychromed surfaces at 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 from 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,  Ferry Cottage, Quatford, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV15 6QL
Alan Lamb e: info@alanlamb.co.uk Tel: 07815605540
  Facilities      Carving
    Gilding
Sculpture                  Copies and Facsimiles                                          Royal Barge/New Designs
   The chapel restoration won the Oxford Preservation Trust Conservation Award for 2016
Corpus Christi chapel screen Oxford
NEWS
2016 Oxford Preservation Trust award Martin Hall  (Hall & Ensom Ltd) surveyor and project manager, Steve Griffiths (Trinity College Buildings Manager) and Alan Lamb, (Swan Farm Studios Ltd), receiving the award for the restoration of Grinling Gibbons’ Chapel at Trinity College.
2017 New Samuel Pepys Sculpture Garden for the City of London We are currently creating thirty two new sculptures for Seething Lane Gardens on the site of Samuel Pepys’ Naval Office and home. The designs reflect events and observations from his diary and his later achievements. The carvings are in Portland stone to match the former Port of London Authority Building adjacent . Client: Corporation of London / Reignwood Group.
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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