John Paddison was born in 1929. His training in sculpture was undertaken at Wolverhampton College of Art from 1949 to 1952, and later at the Royal College of Art (1952-56). In the mid 1960s he became a full-time lecturer on sculpture at Wolverhampton College of Art, and continued when college became the Fine Art Department of first the Polytechnic and later the University of Wolverhampton. He retired from teaching in 1994, since when he has made sculpture in his studio in Wales, exhibiting from time to time at the Taberbacle Gallery, Machynlleth. He has individual shows at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. His work has been exhibited at many other venues, including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, Margam Sculpture Park, and Lichfield cathedral. It can be found in both public and private collections. His first medal for BAMS, Dreamer, was issued in 1987.