Jason Ellis · Sculptor

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Conservation background & sample projects


1994-2006 Freelance Sculpture Conservator, Ireland, UK and France — Conservation of stone, bronze, plaster, timber and terracotta sculpture.
1999 Diploma, Building Conservation Masterclass — West Dean College, West Sussex
1993 Chemical Science for Museum Conservators, Diploma — Hammersmith and West London College
1990-1994 Sculpture Conservator, Plowden & Smith Ltd, Wandsworth, London — Cleaning, consolidating and repairing marble statuary, Medieval and 20th-century stone, plaster and terracotta sculpture, church monuments, European and Eastern Antiquities.
1987-1990 Antique Restorer, ceramics and marble — Mohammadi Studios, Park Royal, London.
1983-1986 BA (Hons) – Related Arts — Chichester University, West Sussex; Tutor: Alan Saunders

Conservation work: sample projects

2006 UCC Ogham Stone Conservation Programme — Removal, conservation and redisplay of 35 Early Christian ogham stones
2005 O’Connell Street Sculpture Conservation Programme — Project Leader for the surveying and treatment of 8 public monuments in stone and bronze, including J.H. Foley’s 1864 monument to Daniel O’Connell.
2005 Trinity College Outdoor Sculpture Audit — Survey of 24 outdoor sculptures, with recommendations for Pomodoro, Moore and Calder treatments.
2004 International Expo, Nagoya, Japan - High Cross Plaster Casts, National Museum of Ireland — Restoration and installation of 6 19th-century casts, including Muiredach’s Cross from Monasterboice
2003 Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin — Surveying 180 sculptures, including works by Epstein, Rodin & Murphy; advising on storage & habitat; public talk with display of marble cleaning process; conservation of 13 bronze, marble and plaster sculptures
2003-2007 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin — Surveys on and treatments to bronze and wooden outdoor contemporary sculpture, including works by Warren, Flanagan and Miro
2002 St. Brendan’s Cathedral, Clonfert, Co. Galway — Conservation of the 12th-century Romanesque sandstone portal
1999-2001 The National Gallery of Ireland/I.I.B. Sculpture Conservation Programme — Surveying 400 sculptures in marble, bronze, wood, plaster and terracotta; advising on storage and habitat; conservation of 40 artworks, including Canova’s ‘Amorino’ (1792); series of public lectures