Clunie Fretton is a classically trained sculptor, carver & gilder, who graduated from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2015 with a Distinction in Ornamental Woodcarving & Gilding. She served as the Carving Fellow for the year 2015-2016 before setting up her current practice with partner Felix Handley. She has been awarded the Journeyman Carver Certificate under the Master Certificate scheme to recognise excellence in craftsmanship, the Taylor Pearce Drawing Prize for Carving and Conservation, the Anthony and Margaret Wood Marketing Bursary of the Society of Heraldic Arts, and the Newby Trust Award at Cockpit Arts.
Clunie is conversant in both wood and stone carving, as well as a range of other materials including bronze, plaster and synthetic casting materials. She has a rigorous foundation in technical drawing and the production of sculptural forms, both figurative and ornamental. Her work in the restoration and conservation world as well as in the artistic one grant her sensitivity and understanding when working with Listed buildings and protected or antique objects.
Her work is included in the collections of the Houses of Parliament, St. George’s Chapel Windsor, the Victoria & Albert Museum, City of London livery companies, and cathedrals and churches across the UK.