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.
Charly gained a BA in Industrial Design and worked as an Industrial Designer for several years during the 1970s, after which he moved to Ireland to work at the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. In 1989 he moved back to London where he became head of a new Design & Technology department at The North London Collegiate Independent School for Girls, and received an MA in Art and Design in 1992. He taught Design & Technology at a secondary school in Burgess Hill from 2004 to 2010, when he retired and took up sculpting in stone. He is also a skilled carpenter.
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 seen on his website and his current practice can be followed on “Instagram”
Tel: 07533 624635
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.
Tel: 07754 908461
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.
We sometimes teach children - but by pre-arrangement only.