Jason Ellis studied sculpture at the University of Chichester. His tutor, Alan Saunders, had studied under Anthony Caro at Central Saint Martins. Following his degree, he trained and worked as a sculpture conservator in London for 8 years and Ireland for a further 12 years. In 2006 he left conservation and turned exclusively to producing his own sculpture. His reputation has grown quickly and his work now features in numerous public and private collections. The combination of a fine art background and training in conservation has influenced his art practice and his appreciation of the medium of stone and the skill of the artisan is acute. The quality of execution of each work testifies to the patience he had to learn on the bench. Ellis’s work can be found in various private and public collections, including the Irish State Art Collection, Office of Public Works, Ireland, Bank of Ireland, University College Dublin, University College Cork, Trinity College, Dublin, and the Irish Presidential Collection. He held a solo show at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio in 2010 and another at the Oliver Sears Gallery in 2013; in 2014 he was invited into the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland. He lives and works in Dublin.