Claudia Fiocchetti ACR
Since 1993, I have been working in Italy, UK, France, Egypt, in a freelance capacity in collaboration with highly respected conservation practices and independently for private clients.
I am specialising in the conservation of Frescos and Wall Paintings; Marble and stone inter alia; Decorative plaster and Stuccos; Decorative Interiors. I trained in Rome and moved to the UK in 2008. Available to work throughout the UK and Internationally.
I often collaborate with environmental specialists, specialist conservators, conservation scientists.
SERVICES OFFERED INCLUDE:
- - consultancy
- - preliminary condition surveys
- - project documentation and treatment reports
- - conservation specifications
- - site management
- - training for young conservators
- - graphic (condition and treatment data are recorded in bitmap and vector layers) documentation
- - photographic documentation
- - image analysis diagnostic campaigns (Vis, UVF, UVR, IRR, FCIR)
It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with and learn from Claudia. Her meticulousness extended from her preparation to the works carefully and skilfully executed on-site, to detailed post-completion reporting. Claudia assembled a dedicated and respectful team to work in a highly sensitive and complex context, but it was seemingly all carried out with pleasure. I would be pleased to have the opportunity to work with Claudia again soon.
Bethan WatsonArchitect at Caroe Architecture
Claudia was employed by St John’s Waterloo to conserve two paintings by Hans Feibusch which were commissioned as part of the 1951 restoration following the World War Two bombing of the Church, behind the altar. The upper one of the Crucifixion had suffered particularly over the ensuring years as it was in front of a window with inadequate protection from the elements.
Following the long-term improvements to the projection, recommended by Tobit Curtiss, and part of the 2022 restoration of the Church by Eric Parry Architects, Claudia began her conservation works. She worked collaboratively with the main contractor to ensure the conservation of the two paintings was completed at the same time as the building works in time for the formal reopening.
The conservation carried out by Claudia has brought the paintings back to life and their former glory as the centrepiece of the church. They are now much admired by everyone who comes to the Church and by art historians alike. She completed her work with a very detailed and helpful report for posterity.
She was a pleasure to work with, keeping to both time and budget, and St John’s has no hesitation in recommending her for future commissions.
Canon Giles Goddard / Davis ClarsonVicar at St John's church-Waterloo / Project Manager
Thank you so much for the dedication and commitment you’ve given to the conservation of the Comper Chapel at St Mary Magdalene Church. The work you and your team have undertaken over the last years has produced a transformation from a neglected architectural gem to one of the finest examples of Victorian heritage in the country. The detailed analysis and consideration of the most appropriate materials and treatments have been of the highest standard recognised by both professional and lay audiences. Thank you again for your leadership in restoring this jewel to its rightful place in English heritage.