Jethro Crabb

Biography and work of Jethro Crabb

Jethro Crabb studied figurative clay modelling on the Technical Arts Interpretation course at Wimbledon School of Art before becoming a portrait sculptor for Madame Tussauds. He worked at Madame Tussauds for 8 years, sculpting many famous faces and travelling the world to meet and measure celebrities.

For the past 5 years, he has been taking on private sculpture commissions from his studio in Surrey – ranging from bronze portraits to wax figures.  Jethro’s approach to sculpting the head is based on a combination of observation and accurate measuring from the model.

Jethro believes in the importance of providing a safe and encouraging space to nurture creative development. He guides his students through the process of sculpting a portrait whilst helping them to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls.


"Everyone can develop artistic ability through training and practice: it is not a special gift."