About The Red Mason
A Biography of Dr Gerard Lynch
Gerard Lynch is an internationally acclaimed and highly respected historic brickwork consultant, master bricklayer, educator and author. He followed a traditional apprenticeship as a bricklayer and, over the years through his natural ability within his craft, gained many awards, including the Silver and Gold Trowels from the Brick Development Association and is a Licentiate of the City and Guilds of London Institute (LCG). He is a former Head lecturer of Trowel Trades at Bedford College, pioneering a revival of gauged brickwork, in which he is considered the world’s leading authority, and other almost forgotten traditional craft skills; and is affectionately known by the historic term, ‘The Red Mason’. He returned to contracting and set up a private consultancy practice in 1992.
Craft Contributions & Achievements
Showcase of Gerards Works and Studies Within Historic Brickwork
EDUCATION & TEACHING
Gerard served a 5 year apprenticeship and applies this through many years of varied work experience at the highest level and now shares this wealth of knowledge to students.