Laurence Beckford's professional career in wood and stone carving began in 1978 as an apprentice for the well known company of Ecclesiastical woodworkers Herbert Read Ltd. Primarily as an Ecclesiastical carver Laurence has perfected techniques that enable him to incorporate supportive skills allowing for a greater skill base from which he can carry out his profession. Laurence is privileged to have been involved with many prestigious projects, examples are: The ’signature’ carver for the renewal of the State Dining Room and Octagon Dining Room ceiling bosses at Windsor Castle, the restoration of the Grinling Gibbons carvings at Hampton Court Palace and the conservation of two exterior Grinling Gibbons carvings at Holme Lacy, Herefordshire.
Please see my CV here for a full list of the projects I have worked on.
Windsor Castle Restoration after the 1992 Fire
For Information on Laurence’s work on the restoration of Windsor Castle after the 1992 fire,
The process through which a carving is created
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh takes an interest
The majority of images of carved and joinery details on this website are representative of the craftsmanship of both Laurence Beckford and Brett Wright, no claim is made for all design details. Particular design details of joinery and modelling can be accredited to various joiners, architects, designers and sculptors - their details can be supplied on request.