Testimonials

“William Newton is an outstanding sculptor of horses not only because of an exceptional talent but he also understands the nature of his subjects, having lived with them and ridden them as a professional jockey. He has the ability to seize on a special moment of activity by any animal, freezing it in clay and translating it into permanent bronze, alive with energy, as I witnessed when he made a study of my chocolate Labrador, Dido, for a bronze which gives us pleasure every day. I was also present when his action relief bronze of Sir Gordon Richards winning his only Derby on Pinza was admired by HM The Queen, when she unveiled it in Kintbury Church, where it remains as a highlight for visitors. In his ambitious trophies for the Vodafone Derby, William Newton has excelled himself not only in their execution but in the meticulous research behind them.”
(Chapman Pincher – Author and Journalist)

“William Newton’s Vodafone Derby trophies have all been very different, beautifully executed and greatly admired.”
(Terry Barwick – Former Director of Vodafone – Corporate Affairs)

“William Newton’s work is clear and fresh – he is both true to his subject and to himself, a romantic who puts his experience and inherent flair to great effect.”
(Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire)

“Having seen some of William Newton’s work, my husband had no hesitation in commissioning him to make a study of our Prix Maurice de Gheest winner, Pursuit of Love. Taking pride of place in our drawing room, the bronze has continued to be a constant source of joy ever since.”
(Lady Howard de Walden)

“Wonderful, a magnificent bronze – you have managed to capture Denman perfectly for me.”
(Paul K Barber)

“One of my best ideas and one of Will’s best works.”
(Susan Piggott commenting on her commissioning the “From Start to Finish” Bronze for Lester’s 70th birthday)

“Thank you for the time and effort you devoted to creating such a marvelous bronze of Ozzie – you have captured the essence of him and we are delighted with it.”
(Francesca Horsfield, grandmother of Ozzie)

“Commissioning William Newton to make a bronze study of Viking Flagship was the perfect way to celebrate such a great horse. I was also able to get further casts made for our jockey, Adrian Maguire and for trainer David Nicholson, in recognition of their expert handling. The finished work continues to give me constant pleasure and brings back treasured memories each time I look at it.”
(Graham Roach – Owner of Viking Flagship)