City & Guilds of London Art School appoints new Head of Carving and introduces evening classes

Tom Young

Tom Young, who takes over as Head of Carving at the City & Guilds of London Art School at the start of the 2023-24 academic year.

City & Guilds of London Art School, the internationally renowned centre of ornamental and architectural carving and sculpture, has appointed Tom Young as its new Head of Carving. Tom will take up his role for the start of the 2023/24 academic year.

With more than 20 years extensive experience as a lettering designer and carver, Tom has run his own business alongside developing his teaching. He has taught lettering at the Art School since 2006, becoming Senior Lettering Tutor in 2014.

Professionally, he has worked with such august bodies as the Fishmongers Livery Company, the Olympic Park, Old Royal Navy College Greenwich and Eton College.

He takes over from Heather Newton, who has headed the carving department since joining from Canterbury Cathedral, where she was head of the works department, in 2020. She is now returning to Canterbury Cathedral.  

The Art School has also appointed Ghislain Puget to take over from Nina Bilbey as Lead Stone Carving Tutor while Nina takes a leave of absence to continue her own studies.

Ghislain has been working in the carving department since 2007. He is a highly experienced teacher and professionally qualified stone carving tutor.

Ghislain Puget

Ghislain Puget is stepping in as Lead Stone Carving Tutor.

The Art School is also launching evening courses this autumn in partnership with Imperial College London. They include an introduction to carving.

All the courses, which cover a range of crafts and creative disciplines, are of eight-week duration, two hours a week. Prices vary, with the introduction to carving costing £225.

All abilities are catered for, whether you are learning a new skill or have been practising for a while, although they are for adults only (18+).

If you are interested, you can book online here. You will be redirected to the Imperial College London website to complete the booking.

City & Guilds of London Art School is at 124 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ.