Ned is a highly respected conservator of historic buildings, a craftsman and teacher. He has repaired priceless ancient sculptures and national monuments. He began by studying sculpture at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London, and gained a First-class degree from The City & Guilds of London Art School in sculpture conservation.
Ned is an experienced educator and a visiting tutor at The City & Guilds of London Art School. He is able to share a captivating insight into the projects he has worked on, and his talks can be tailored to your requirements. They include;
- Restorative Works: From conserving the Great Sanctuary Pavement at Westminster Abbey, to restoring an Elizabethan manor home which his family currently resides in, Ned has a wealth of experience that he can enlighten others on. Ned also runs bespoke courses in the preparation and use of traditional building limes.
- Warden of Bardsey Island: Ned and his family were due to live in isolation on Bardsey Island while they repaired the existing 19th century buildings. Their dream of living off the land suddenly came to an abrupt halt, and Ned found himself as the sole inhabitant of the island for the first time in centuries!
- Indigenous Dwellings: Ned has a deep fascination and respect for indigenous builders across the globe. In this talk he celebrates the inventive dwellings that have been crafted from natural materials and unique environments.
BBC Ned featured on the Our Lives series ‘Our Island Home’ with his family, and has also appeared on the Culture Show
Channel 4 Ned has featured as an expert on Time Team
YouTube Ned has created highly successful tutorials on using traditional plasters and paints, have reached a wide global audience