Helen Mary Skelton is a professional letter cutter, trained by her father John Skelton, the nephew of Eric Gill. She served a three year apprenticeship in his workshop in lettercutting completing in 1976 since when she has been working to commission carving inscriptions, sundials and memorials.


Paulien Gluckman is a professional sculptor and letter cutter. She has diplomas in Painting (Port Elizabeth, S. Africa) and Fine Art and design (London Polytechnic 87-91). She was a student of John Skelton part-time for three years and became adept at carving.Since then she has exhibited extensively in Sussex and has sold work in England, Holland and the USA. She has been artist in residence at the De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill and a teacher at Northbrook College in Sussex. See video below of Paulien working with a sculpture student at the Skelton Workshops.


Jo Sweeting trained at Eastbourne College of Art and Technology, Leeds School of Art, Newcastle Polytechnic and at Skelton Workshops. She is also a qualified primary school teacher. She exhibits widely and takes commissions.

 Stuart Davies – Woodcarving

I studied at the Sir John Cass College because of the emphasis they put on craft skills and life Study. I work mainly in wax or clay before going on to cast in bronze or carve in wood. My work as a sculptor is deeply influenced by the human form and ancient mythology. The sculpture of ancient Egypt and Greece is my biggest influence and I see myself as part of a tradition that comes from archaic time, through artists like Rodin to the present day.