Jacob Chandler is a young contemporary artist. He was born and bred in Shropshire, and grew up in a family of artists and designers, where making and creating was a lifestyle. He studied Art at Thomas Telford School and was one of two A level artists in the country used to celebrate artistic achievement by the examining board. His work is still being used as the examining boards as an exemplar teaching resource.
Initially he intended to become an Architect but after taking up his place at university, ill health made this impossible. He sees this twist of fate as his most fortunate moment, as it allowed him to embark upon his career as a sculptor. This was always his preferred career route but he gave himself just one year to prove that he could become a successful sculptor or return to Architecture.
Within that year has been the visiting artist at the British Ironwork Centre, been Commissioned for two public sculptures and numerous personal sculptures and negotiations are ongoing with the Birmingham Royal School of Ballet who are interested in having a piece commissioned.