Literary bronze Water Features & Sculptures to enchant your garden

Robert James Workshop has three times been awarded 5 Gold Stars at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Handcrafted Bronze Sculptures for the Garden

Robert and James have been together making art works of various kinds for nearly 30 years.

Living in the rolling hills of West Dorset, a stones throw from the Jurassic coast, sculptures based upon their love of literature are taking shape. Classic illustrations are modeled in clay and then turned into bronze – sculptures for the garden – stories to be enjoyed in the round.

Using old tools and finger prints to press, move and model clay into position to capture the breath of the character...as if momentarily they have stepped out of the book into the three dimensional world.

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Our collection

Water Features



Our collection

Garden Sculptures


Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens proudly presents ‘The Wonderland Sculpture Trail’ created by Robert James Workshop.

Enchanting sculptures of celebrated characters from classic literature are faithfully modelled from the original illustrations and cast in bronze. Curiosity and imagination are ignited by this captivating adventure from Book to Bronze!

Situated on this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic coast, our workshop provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors by prior appointment to meet us and purchase our work.

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