Stone Federation Great Britain and the Worshipful Company of Masons are delighted to announce that the 2022 Duke of Gloucester Gold Medal for outstanding lifetime achievement in stonemasonry has been awarded to Tim Crawley.
This Award is given in honour and recognition of those who have accomplished an outstanding lifetime achievement in the natural stone industry or the craft of stonemasonry, and is an initiative jointly organised by Stone Federation Great Britain and the Worshipful Company of Masons from the shared desire to celebrate the craft of stonemasonry and the professionals who make up the industry.
Tim Crawley is both an architectural sculptor and a stone carver. As a sculptor, he designs original work for new and period buildings, both by drawing and modelling, for production in stone, marble, and bronze. As a carver, his work is in restoration, that is the renewal of ornamental carvings of all periods. He is accustomed to running a large workshop, and so has experience in many aspects of management, such as programming, estimating, and supervision.
Tim also teaches and lectures on the subject. Lectures have included The Georgian Group, The Pugin Society, Friends of War Memorials Conference, Birkbeck College, and The Donavan Purcell Memorial Lecture.
Tim has also won various projects awards including Stone Federation’s Natural Stone Awards for Craftsmanship over many years. Projects included Kenilworth Castle, St. George’s Bloomsbury, Temple Bar, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and Westminster Abbey.
In 2010 Tim won the Marsh Award for Traditional Building Skills, and in 2011 the Masons Livery Company Project Craftsman of the Year Award, as well as being elected President of the Master Carvers Association. In 2014 he was awarded the Livery Company Skills Council Master Craftsman’s Certificate by the Worshipful Company of Masons.
Both Stone Federation Great Britain and the Worshipful Company of Masons offer Tim their warmest congratulations.