David Williams-Ellis
David Williams-Ellis

David is one of the world's leading figurative sculptors. His presitigious commissions, both private and public, have brought him international acclaim. Best known for his representations of the human form, David works primarily in clay before casting in bronze, silver or glass. His figures range in size-large enougth to add drama to a landscape or small enougth to look beautiful on a desk or to be a table centerpiece. David has a distinguished artistic pedigree. His great uncle was Clough Williams-Ellis, the architect who created the Italianate village of Portmeiron in North Wales. His parents were talented amateur artists and his sister, Bronwyn, is a globally renowned ceramicist. He trained in Florence under the legendary octogenarian drawing teacher, Nerina Simi. From there he went on to be an apprentice wood carver and then joined a community of marble carvers in Pietresanta beneath the Carrara Mountains. He attended the Sir John Cass School of Art in London and a group show cemented David’s reputation and soon he was travelling round Britain sculpting commissioned portraits. Exhibitions at the Bruton Gallery, Agnews, Sladmore and the Cadogan Contemporary followed. Today his work is in private collections all over the world and can be seen dominating public spaces and flagship buildings from Scone Palace in Perthshire to the IFC Building in Shanghai. He continues to sculpt portrait busts with clients as diverse and the Duchess of Abercorn and Bryan Ferry’s sons.