Born in 1967, John Williams began his career as a ceramicist after completing his degree at Brighton Art College. His early work took the form of ceramic sculptural vessels and over time became more figurative.
Preoccupied with the human condition, his work both empathises and inspires.
Born partly from his own family experience, Williams has demonstrated a commitment to inspiring younger generations to create and articulate their understanding of the human condition. An example of this was the staged construction of a walkway of seven sculptures in the grounds of a local Academy school.
In 2004 Williams was awarded the Freakley Prize for the Most Outstanding Portrait Sculpture by the Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork Street. In 2007 he was awarded a Life Model Bursary from the Society of Portrait Sculptors and in 2008 he won a bursary for membership of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. Williams has exhibited in Britain, France and America.
Equally at home in both public spaces and private houses and gardens, in 1994 Williams was commissioned to make heraldic woodcarvings for The Guild of St. Margaret Pattens (a Christopher Wren Church in Eastcheap).
Now living and working in north London, Williams splits his time between the UK and his studio in the Dordogne region of France.