Robert James Workshop

These bronze and bronze resin (cold cast bronze) sculptures are based on characters from classic literature. Modelled in terracotta and cast in bronze using the cira perdu (lost wax) process, this extraordinary collection is lovingly created by Robert Ellis and James Coplestone of the Robert James Workshop Ltd. Only the highest quality materials are used and strictly limited editions are cast. Each piece is stamped for authenticity. The pieces are cast by Shane Whitehead at Art Of A Fine Nature, Somerset.


Inspiration arises from the wealth of characters available in the stories, fairytales, myths, plays and legends in classic books. Some of the figures are created from illustrations remembered from childhood while others arise from personal interpretations evoked by words from the page. 


Ellis and Coplestone work directly from classic literature and have a large collection of rare books which they use as a source for their inspiration. ‘Wonderland Bronze’ is a series of sculptures based upon Tenniel’s illustrations from ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and is the culmination of four years’ work.

Large Sculpture




Miniature Sculpture



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