William H | Professional Goldsmith, Metallurgist, Metals Conservator, Gemmologist & Jewellery Historian
M.A. - F.N.A.J - P.J. Dip - P.J.Gem.Dip.
Areas of expertise
Metallurgy Precious & Non-Precious Metals
Refining & Casting
Historical Metal Object Conservation
History & Dating of Jewellery
William (Bill) is a professional Metallurgist, Conservator and a trained Goldsmith. His conservation practice has encompassed an array of work on very wide and varied projects, ranging from Roman and Anglo-Saxon stone-set jewellery in both precious and copper alloy metals, to Napoleonic field carriage guns and a D-20 howitzer from the first gulf war.
He regularly provides consultation services to various organisations and Companies in relation to researching historic objects and their metallurgy, providing reports for the purposes of preventative and remedial conservation. Bill is a member of the Institute of Conservation, and the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
Following on from his Masters Degree in Conservation studies Bill is currently working on his PHD on Conservation Materials Sciences.
Bill lectures on jewellery history, the preservation of jewellery and the historic artefacts, especially with emphasis on the metallurgy of precious metals.
Learn from William| One-to-one Tuition or Consultancy
To check William's availability for a course or consultancy please email Dawn Meaden-Johnson or make an enquiry.
This Tutor's Courses
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Thanks very much to Bill for the great (online) tutorial.
Bill was fantastic and very interesting.
Overall I’d rate this course as 5*****(Excellent)
How to Date Vintage Jewellery
I hope I will express rightfully how impressed I was by William (Bill) He was superb, a very kind & charismatic human being, his knowledge on the subjects & his teaching/conversational skills were just excellent.
I was transported immediately into the realm of Gems & Jewelry. That’s remarkable.
I’m so grateful! Thank you
Marco L - Artist / Creative
Natural World Gemstones