Three years ago, inspired by his job in frame restoration, Borys Burrough began studying for the Historic Carving Diploma at the City & Guilds of London Art School. He won the William Wheeler Woodcarving Prize and commissions for a grotesque at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and frame for a Van Dyck painting at the Bowes Museum.
Borys has now been accepted onto the Postgraduate Diploma in Carving. The QEST Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will cover the fees for this two-year course, centred around 17th century Baroque techniques with a focus on the work of celebrated woodcarver Grinling Gibbons.
“The carving of historical picture frames is a rare craft today. With these specialist skills, I will be able to carve faithful replicas of the most ornate frames. My dream is to follow in the footsteps of Peter Schade to become head of framing at the National Gallery.”