Jack Trowbridge

Jewellery, Sculpture

Jack Trowbridge's Bio

Jack Trowbridge completed a formal apprenticeship with Eric Gill’s nephew, the Sculptor, John Skelton, which included training at Brighton College of Art.

As well as being a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, Jack is a member of Letter Exchange and of the Cornwall Crafts Association.

Jack creates lettering in stone, slate, wood, copper and bronze for memorials and foundation stones and wherever original lettering design is wanted. His wind vanes in copper and aluminum are inspired by the weather, the fish and the birds which are so much part of his environment.

Jack also makes jewellery in sterling silver and in yellow, rose and white 9ct and 18ct gold, mixing the precious metals for dramatic effect and creating forms which reflect his experience as a sculptor and letter-carver.  He has shown work at all the Loot exhibitions and the Goldsmiths’ Fair and at venues including Edinburgh and Bruges.  Examples of Jack’s lettering featured at the ‘Codes and Messages, Lettering today’ exhibition at the Crafts Council in 1995-6. To discuss a potential commission, please contact Jack by e-mail.

Commissions include the following and illustrate the range of work undertaken:

St. Margaret sculpture in bronze at Ditchling Primary School, Sussex

Trophies for the South of England Agricultural Association 

Memorial tablets to Viscount Alanbrooke and Lord Ironside, St. Paul’s Cathedral 

Memorial to Duncan Grant in Portland stone, Firle Churchyard, Sussex

Memorial sun dial to Miss GM Tranter in Penlee Gardens, Penzance in slate and Hopton Wood stone for the Old Girls’ Association, Penzance County Grammar School for Girls

Lettering in stone at County Hall, Truro

Personal memorials at Penzance cemetery and Lelant and Zennor Churchyards in Cornwall and Plumpton and Westmeston in Sussex

Lectern in aluminium for the Worshipful Company of Plasterers

Trophy for the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Frame Makers

Engraved glass goblets for Brighton College

Red Herring awards for the Crimewriters’  Association