The Skelton Workshops are situated in the home of the late John Skelton.
John Skelton, letter carver and sculptor, spent 50 years working in Sussex close to Ditchling Beacon. He was the nephew of Eric Gill and was apprenticed to his uncle for a short time. His garden, with several of his stone sculptures, is available for students to visit.
Helen Mary Skelton is a professional letter cutter, trained by her father John Skelton. 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 the video below of Paulien working with a sculpture student at the Skelton Workshops.
Alyosha Moeran trained as a stonemason and then as a stone carver at the City and Guilds London School of Art.
He has been working professionally as a stone carver and sculptor for 25 years and has undertaken a variety of Public and private commissions.
Some of his past work can be see on his website and his current practice can be followed on “Instagram”
Jo Sweeting trained at Eastbourne College of Art and Technology, Leeds School of Art, Newcastle Polytechnic and at Skelton Workshops. She teaches lettercutting as well as sculpture, and is also a qualified primary school teacher. She exhibits widely and takes commissions.
www.josweetingsculpture.com Tel: 01273 553767
After a career in film and television, Graham trained as a signwriter, and then completed a two year post-graduate diploma in historic stone carving at City & Guilds Art School in Kennington. For the past 10 years he has been working professionally as a lettercutter, sculptor and stone carver –with numerous prestigious commissions for memorials and historic, decorative and figurative carving. Graham also takes commissions for portrait busts in modelled in clay, cast in resin or bronze or carved in stone.
We sometimes teach children - but by pre-arrangement only.