Felix Thornton-Jones

2007 QEST Scholar - Sculpture & Decorative Arts Conservation

Felix is a London based restorer and conservator of sculpture and fine art. He owns and runs his studio, Thornton-Jones Restoration Ltd., which serves the fine art markets based around Mayfair, with many of the leading art dealers, auction houses and private collectors calling upon his expertise.

A QEST Scholarship enabled Felix to attend a Masters of Conservation of Archaeological Materials programme in Xi’an, China. This programme was run jointly by Bologna University (Italy) and Xi’an Jiatong University (China), with the study and in-the-field experience taking place in Xi’an, famed for being the home of the Terracotta Warriors and the ancient capital of China. This allowed Felix to expand his skill base, both theoretical and practical, in the conservation of various sculptural materials.