EDUCATION & TEACHING
Gerard served a time-served apprenticeship his many years of varied work and experience at the highest levels and across a broad range of both new and traditional aspects of brickwork, studied at Bedford College LCG (Licentiate of the City and Guilds), Huddersfield Polytechnic Certificate in Education (Cert Ed), De Montfort University PhD Historic Brickwork Technology, MA Conservation of Historic Brickwork
PREVIOUSLY HEAD OF TROWEL TRADES AT BEDFORD COLLEGE
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’.