Julian Jeffrey: Sir Stanley Matthews
Julian Jeffery was born in Staffordshire in 1973 and after leaving school at the age of 16, trained to be a stonemason with Staffordshire Stone. In 1993 Julian was accepted at Stafford College to study figurative sculpture, where he was renowned for his creative flair and eye for detail.
Studying sculpture enabled him to develop his repertoire and bring to life his imagination in this three-dimensional discipline. Julian's talent for capturing the imagination and bringing his sculptures to life has led to many high-profile private commissions.
This has included pieces for private collections as well as well-known public monuments. Creating sculptures across the country, Julian has the imagination to bring to life any idea into a stunning sculpture whether for private or public audiences.
In 1997, he was commissioned alongside Andy Edwards and Carl Payne as part of a collaborative project to create a bronze sculpture of footballing legend, Sir Stanley Matthews. This stunning sculpture takes pride of place outside Stoke City's ground – the Britannia Stadium.
Click here to go to Andy Edwards' biography, who also worked on this sculpture.