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INTERNATIONALLY ACKNOWLEDGED MASTER BRICKLAYER, EDUCATOR, HISTORIC BRICKWORK CONSULTANT, CARVER & AUTHOR
If a man dwells on the past then he robs the present. But if he ignores the past he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past.
A person who who works with his hands is called a labourer. A person who works with his hands and his head is called a craftsman. A person who works with his hands, head and heart is called an artist.
Gerard Lynch is an internationally acclaimed and highly respected historic brickwork consultant, master bricklayer, educator and author.
“In a field where materials and skills are scarce, but increasingly in demand, Gerard Lynch is a key personality and has a major role to play in reviving a building craft which created a significant part of English architecture”
The late Professor John Ashurst, D Arch,RIBA, EASA (Hon) (1990)
Rebuilding the cut and rubbed and moulded plinth course on Jigginstown House, Naas, Co Kildare, Republic of Ireland
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Standing ovation at the Association of Preservation Technologists (APT) Annual Gathering
in Charleston South Carolina. Gerard delivered the keynote speech to 600 members
of APT at the annual conference, held in Charleston, South Carolina in September.
APT is a cross -
APT members, who hail from more than 30 countries, include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators, consultants, contractors, craftspersons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape architects, students, technicians, and other persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation.
Gerard is once again delivering a series of master classes in Toronto for a consortium consisting of Historic Restoration Inc, Edwin Rowse Architects, Evergreen Brickworks, Willowbank College and the Ontario Heritage Trust.
Special Apprenticeship Scheme
The 4th course started in August this year with another group of 5 students embarking on an NVQ3 in Heritage Brickwork. If you are working as a direct employee for a CSkills registered employee, or you are an employer with an apprentice, or indeed self employed, and are looking to increase yours skills in the filed of heritage brickwork then please get in touch about the next course which will start in the New Year.
Gerard has been working non stop for the year and recent overseas consultancies include: Jigginstown House Ireland continuing the work to consolidate and conserve the ruins of this important building. The Hellfire Club, Askeaton, Ireland, Chesterwood, MA, USA for Mesick, Cohen, Wilson and Baker Architects, New York and Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.