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Peter offers care and advice for the conservation of historically and artistically valuable interiors and artefacts to heritage organisations and communities, churches, cathedrals and private individuals. His experience in conservation began with an apprenticeship at Canterbury Cathedral Wall Paintings Workshop from 1985 until 1988. From the first day it was very much ‘hands on’ training, working on wall paintings, decorative polychromy and decorative plasterwork.

In order to develop his practical experience further Peter assisted a number of senior conservators in the private sector throughout the British Isles, including a period with Historic Scotland. During that time, through the nature of the projects and the conservators he was involved with Peter’s skill base grew to include paintings on canvas, gilding and stone sculpture.

In 2003 Peter established his own practice in Fovant, near Salisbury; where he operates from his studio. The studio itself is the realisation of a vision held since first entering the field of conservation.

Whilst retaining his delight in the practical side of his profession Peter has developed his diagnostic skills, allowing him to prepare detailed illustrated condition assessments as part of an overall conservation service.

As in any profession it is important to keep abreast of developments within the field. Peter does this through various channels including participating actively within the Stone and Wall Paintings section of the Institute of Conservation where he is currently Treasurer.

St Christopher carrying the Christ Child, wall painting circa 1470, Shorwell, Isle of Wight.

From the C17 Achievement of Arms, Church House, St James' Priory, Bristol.

Portrait painted during active service, the Italian Campaign, World War II.

'I found Peter to be totally reliable in our business relationship at all times. He displayed a quiet and encouraging confidence in the advice he gave concerning the wall painting and the work he carried out has really brought this unique work back to life. He was meticulous without exception in all aspects of the restoration cycle and carried out that work as unobtrusively as possible so that the day to day life of the church was not inconvenienced.'

Peter W Savory, St Peter's Church, Shorwell, Isle of Wight

Image from C20 portrait project and link to case study Image from St James' Priory project and link to case study Image from Shrowell project and link to case study Image from C20 portrait project and link to case study