Len Gifford

Len Gifford was born in London in 1945 and initially studied and practised civil and structural engineering and was responsible for designing a great many buildings and bridges.

However, in his mid thirties he decided to take a sabbatical from engineering and indulge full-time his fascination with sculpture and graduated with a BA (Hon) degree in Fine Art from Leicester University in 1983. Three months later Len Gifford accepted the job of mannequin sculptor offered to him by Adel Rootstein who was the world's leading mannequin manufacturer, and has worked part-time as a commercial sculptor modeling life-size figures in clay ever since.

The rest of the week he produces his own work in his studio in Milton Keynes Village where he lives with his wife and two children.