Throughout his career, John Davies has focused on the human head and figure, using a variety of different media. Of his early figures, often cast from life and clothed, he has said, ‘I wanted to make a figure, not like a piece of sculpture, more like a person… I wanted my sculpture to be more like life in the street’.

To create his more recent works, Davies models in clay before casting in polychrome polyester and fibreglass, or bronze, arranging his figures in carefully choreographed relationships. Animals and inanimate objects such as houses also appear, in works whose thematic concerns are always with human experience.