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Sculptor, John Bromley Needs No introduction to true collectors of English fine bone china, limited-edition figurines

A Career Spanning Over 5 Decades

In the world of ceramic figurines, what can you say about master sculptor, John Bromley?

His work has been collected by many thousands of people, who have come to realize that he is the master amongst figurine sculptors of his generation.

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John Bromley at his home in Staffordshire

A founder member of The Figurine Collective

Together with fellow ceramic figurine sculptor, Peter Holland and designer, Tony Young, becoming a founder member of The UK Figurine Collective has finally given John Bromley the freedom to sculpt, what he chooses.

It is an opportunity for him to work with the gifted English artisans of the Staffordshire Potteries to see through the whole creation of fine bone china ceramic figurines from clay model, right up to the final details of colour and decoration.

This is a lifetime ambition fulfilled.

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Having complete control of design and development of his own work, after over fifty years of working for someone else will test his artistry to the bounds of creativity that his reputation deserves.

His ceramic figurines have been sold around the world and become part of the collection of discerning fans everywhere. Even Queen Elizabeth has pieces of his work in her collection.

John is a modest man and puts his success down to simple hard work. It will be obvious to others, though, that he has a special quality that enables him to get inside the feelings of his subject with an elegance and expressive quality that breathes life and character into every one of his creations.

Stoke-on-Trent, born and bred

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, just a few hundred yards from the famous Spode works, John Bromley has always had the creative urge to make beautiful things. Even at the age of 9, his teachers were singling him out as a budding sculptor.

When he was just 15, he attended art school in Burslem, a town known as the ‘mother of the Potteries’. Just a stone throw away from the college was the world famous Royal Doulton headquarters in Nile Street. Here, in his first job as a sculptor of ceramic figurines, he started on the road to the international acclaim that he enjoys today.

Looking for inspiration to the earlier greats of Royal Doulton figurine sculpture such as Peggy Davis and Leslie Harradine, John created important pieces such as a bust of Prince Charles for his investiture as Prince of Wales and also portraits of the Queen and Prince Philip.



After 11 years at the Doulton works, he was persuaded to move to Crown Staffordshire China. Here, amongst many other things, he designed and modelled a range of wild fowl studies, working alongside acclaimed naturalist Sir Peter Scott to produce a highly collectable series.

He met the Queen and Prince Philip at an occasion where she was presented with one of his studies of a pintail duck. John had not been scheduled to meet her but was able to do so on the insistence of the Duke himself.

Crown Staffordshire became part of Coalport China and one of John’s great contributions was being responsible for developing their early collections of figurines.

An outstanding contribution to ceramic art

It was around this time that he decided to work as a freelance sculptor, still producing memorable pieces for Coalport but able to his expand his range of work do other things such as special commissions for the Marquis of Queensbury, Franklin Mint, Royal Copenhagen, Goebel and The Hamilton Collection.

In the late 1980’s, John was approached by Rinalda Ward of Compton & Woodhouse to work on ideas for them. This relationship resulted in the creation of many memorable pieces that gave many collectors their first insights into his prestigious talent.

It was a happy time for John when, things turning full circle, he once again sculpted pieces for Royal Doulton, commissioned both directly by the company and Compton & Woodhouse. His name has been often linked with the important Royal Doulton figurines of the year.

John’s work now graces galleries and museums and his figurines from Royal Doulton, Coalport, Wedgwood and Royal Worcester, in essence, the most important of the old English figurine producing companies, bear testament to the outstanding contribution that he has made to ceramic art.



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