Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Geoffrey Preston Sculpture and Design
About a month ago, I was searching for something on the internet- for what I can't remember- when I stumbled upon the website of architectural sculptor Geoffrey Preston. Based in the U.K., Preston's specialty is decorative plasterwork and stucco. Having previously founded two different conservation practices (it was Preston who restored much of the masterpiece plasterwork at Uppark House,) Preston now runs his own workshop, where he and his band of artists create new plaster and stucco masterpieces for some of England's leading architects and decorators.
Looking through Preston's online portfolio, I was understandably struck by the large examples of his work, such as intricate ceilings and massive wall panels. But I was equally as taken with his smaller projects, which, despite the fact that they are scaled-down flourishes, make just as much of an impression as their large-scaled brethren do. A stucco overmantle or a small wall panel doesn't require a large house, only a homeowner who thinks big.
So, for more big inspiration, please visit Preston's website. His work is truly magnificent.
All photos courtesy of Geoffrey Preston