FINE STUCCOES, ARCHITECTURAL SCULPTURE AND DECORATIVE DESIGN
Clare Venables has worked as an ornamental sculptor since 1993 and specialises in creating fine, hand modelled stucco duro. She began her career in the restoration of decorative plasterwork. This culminated in the award of a Royal Victorian Medal in the 1998 New Year’s Honours list for her work in re-creating fire-damaged ceilings at Windsor Castle. Most commissions are now for new schemes of decorative plasterwork, usually in a historic context, which include ceilings, overmantels, friezes, wall panels and tiny details.
Clare holds a Master’s degree in Architectural History (Courtauld Institute 2001), a diploma in conservation (1993) and a first degree in Fine Art (1988). Her draftsmanship is particularly strong following time as an archaeological illustrator (1988-1992) and forty years of drawing.
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