Dr. David Carrington ACR
I am an accredited member of Icon and in 1997 established and have since led Skillington Workshop, a private conservation firm.
Initially training as an archaeological conservator at Cardiff, I worked for a number of institutions and private firms prior to setting up on my own, whilst also studying for first a Masters and then a Doctorate in Conservation Studies at York in my spare time. Quite early in my career I started working with buildings and the built environment, with particular material specialisms in stone, architectural ceramics, and lime plasters.
I am also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, am a vice chair of Icon's Accreditation Committee, serves as Conservation Cases Recorder and Council member for the Church Monuments Society, and am a long-standing supporter of SPAB. I also acts as conservation advisor or FAC member for several English cathedrals.
Skillington Workshop Ltd comprises a team of highly skilled conservators undertaking often large, complex and prestigious conservation projects, all to the highest of standards. I take a very hands-on approach to managing projects and to on-going training of the team, and am regularly found on the tools.