Catherine Woolfitt: ‘Conservation of architectural terracotta – an analytical approach to remedial work’


Catherine Woolfitt, Catherine Woolfitt Associates Ltd


Catherine’s  case  studies focus on the survey, investigation and repair of  decorative terracotta  masonry and  sculpture, focussing mainly on the 16th century terracotta roundels at Hampton Court Palace (HCP) and the 19th century terracotta facades of the Natural History Museum (NHM), London. Her paper outlines the analytical and multi-disciplinary approach essential for project success, integrating input from conservators, conservation scientists, architects, structural engineers, and surveyors.  The paper advocates an analytical approach to the conservation of architectural terracotta.