John Mills (sculptor)

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John William Mills PPRBS ARCA FRSA (born 4 March 1933, London) is an English sculptor.

John W. Mills
John William Mills

(1933-03-04) 4 March 1933 (age 86)
Balham, London, England
Spouse(s)Josephine Mills
Three Kings. Hinxworth Place.

He studied at Hammersmith School of Art, 1947–54, and at the Royal College of Art, 1956–60. He was a resident at Digswell House 1962–66, and currently lives at Hinxworth Place in Hertfordshire.


Various part-time teaching posts in UK from 1958 to 1962:


Work in public placesEdit

National Firefighters Memorial Commemorating the Firefighters of The Blitz and those who have died subsequently. St Paul's Cathedral London.
The Meeting. Harpur Square, Bedford.
Quadrega Fountain. Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina.


Published worksEdit

  • Sculpture in Ciment Fondu, 1958 (Contractors Record, London).
  • The Technique of Sculpture 1962 (B.T.Batsford, London).
  • Sculpture in Concrete, 1966 (McClaren, London ).
  • The Technique of Casting for Sculpture 1968 (B.T.Batsford, London).
  • Studio Bronze Casting 1969 (McClaren, London), this book was written in collaboration with Michael Gillespie ARBS.
  • Modelling the Figure and Head 1978 (B.T.Batsford, London).
  • Encyclopaedia of Sculpture Techniques 1989 (B.T.Batsford, London).
  • Catalogue contribution for Chelsea Harbour 93 (RBS) 1993.
  • Sculpture 108, Contributed article 'What I didn't learn at Art School' Spring issue 1997
  • Sculpting the Human Figure 2006 (Crowood Press)