Carving and seal engraver
Specialist in carving and seal engraving, with commissions from the Duke of Edinburgh and the late Queen Mother. Wayne engraved a clock dial for the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, which was auctioned to raise money for apprenticeships. His work is on display at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Goldsmiths’ Hall and the Barbican Library. He is also a regular judge for the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards.
Wayne took evening courses in engraving at the age of 14, and went on to study at the Sir John Cass School of Art and Design at 18. He was taught by Turner and Cavanagh and worked alongside Eric Gill, before going on to study heraldry. He completed a course in glass, stone and plaster engraving in Germany with Professor Luft. Returning to England, he started teaching at the Sir John Cass School of Art and Design, where he remained for 38 years.
Wayne is a trained assessor and was in charge of the City and Guilds of London exams for Silversmithing and Allied Crafts. Wayne has taught day release, pre-apprentices, full-time and part time City and Guild students, National Diploma and Higher National Diploma students. He has an MA in Applied Art and Visual Culture, is a Freeman of the City of London, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and is a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths.
Wayne runs regular short courses at West Dean College, West Sussex. He also runs evening courses through the Hand Engravers Association. In 2012 he was winner of the Marsh Heritage Crafts Trainer Award.