Geoffrey Preston is one of the UK’s leading architectural sculptors.

He studied sculpture at Hornsey College of Art and then trained as a stonemason and carver. A founding director of two of the country’s most respected conservation companies, he was at the helm of many significant projects including the pioneering restoration of the 18th century hand modelled plasterwork at Uppark House, after the fire.

In 2000 Geoffrey moved to Devon and set up his workshop, to create sculpture and decorative plasterwork that is distinctive, original and beautifully crafted. The workshop is less than three miles outside Exeter, surrounded by the rolling green hills of the Perridge estate. Geoffrey and his wife Jenny Lawrence run the workshop together, assisted by sculptor Kate Montagne and a small team of skilled freelancers.

Materials and techniques

Much of our work is first modelled in clay, then a silicone mould is taken from it and used to make a cast in plaster. We also work in stucco – a technique that had its heyday in the 18th century and which is now very rarely used. With this medium there is no moulding and no casting – the finished piece is directly modelled in the material and therefore completely unique.

Please get in touch to find out more about commissioning work from us.

Geoffrey Preston Ltd is registered in England and Wales No. 7891303

Registered Office: 10 St Loyes Terrace, Exeter, EX2 5DD

© Unless otherwise noted the photographs, drawings and designs on this website are the copyright of Geoffrey Preston and may not be used without permission.