Kieran Elliott ACR
Self-employed with business partner, trading as Elliott Ryder Conservation.
I lead a small practice working throughout Wales and England, on church monuments, monumental public sculpture and architectural works of art in stone, timber and metal. Clients include Cadw, Historic England, historic buildings architects and archeological consultants. We engage a small group of long-standing freelance specialists with the relevant skills/experience, as and when required. I undertake all aspects of projects from initial enquiry to implementation, through to submission of final reports. I still enjoy being on-site and working alongside/training newer members of the team and dealing directly with clients.
Planning and Programming, Sir Robert McAlpine Training Centre, Eaton Court, Hertfordshire.
Laser Technology in the Conservation of Art, Gulbenkian Foundation Museum, Lisbon, Portugal.
Gilding Course, UCL, Institute of Archaeology Summer School, London.
The Conservation of Mosaics, International Academic Projects, Olympia, Greece.
Collection of 11 - Grade 1 listed - Georgian - Churchyard Tombchests and Box Tombs - Shropshire. This regionally and nationally important collection of commemorative memorials were either partially or wholly dismantled and conserved to make them stable and weather-tight and so ensure their long-term integrity.
Bronze Sculpture to Henry Richard AM - Ceredigion. The memorial had not been maintained for decades, with the bronze suffering significantly as a result. The sculpture was drained of internal water, sensitively cleaned before being patinated and coated with protective wax layers. The faded inscription in the granite pedestal was re-gilded to make the dedication to this local parlimentarian, abolitionist and secretary of the Peace Society shine out once again.
Monument to Sir George Savile - West Yorkshire. This nationally important church monument , designed and carved by Maximillian Colt (one of the Royal Tomb-makers) was near collapse. It was dismantled down to ground level and re-built on a solid, internal core after a programme of detailed cleaning, consolidation and repair to the numerous polychromed elements. The route causes of the deterioration witnessed, were successfully addressed in collaboration with the inspecting church architect.
The Collection - Art & Archeology in Lincolnshire - Lincoln. Cleaning, consolidation and repair of a selection of Roman and Norman sculpture, carved stone and figurative mosaic fragments for display in the museum.
Temple Bar (designed by Sir Christopher Wren) Hertfordshire - Central London. Work included: a stone by stone survey to record condition and decay mechanisms; creation of relational databases and a range of appropriate practical trials. All information was incorporated into a detailed report to inform the decision by English Heritage and the D.C.M.S. regarding dismantling and movement of ‘The Bar’ and as a result and is now back in Paternoster Square next to St Paul’s Cathedral.