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Different craft materials

Steven Oxley

A bit about the man behind The School of Decorative Art 

Since 1983 I have worked as a self-employed signwriter, woodgrainer, marbler and decorator. Between 2000 and 2008, I worked as a college lecturer, where I gained a City & Guilds 730 teaching qualification.

I am particularly interested in the specialist areas of the decorative arts and have an in depth knowledge of the traditional processes and materials involved.


To support teaching and learning in the above areas, I have numerous reference books and a wide range of teaching resources. 


In addition, I have wider interest in the restoration of listed buildings and Architecture. Below (on the right) is a link to a 45 min film of a restoration project I ran with my colleague Robert Sykora. The project was set up as a view of giving as many students as possible the experience of working on a listed building and the video is about the experience from the students point of view.

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