John Shelton originally born John Hancock was a student of The Burslem School of Art alongside Arthur Berry and Norman Cope (also known as the Burslem Boys). John graduated and continued his training at The Slade School of Fine Art in London before along career as a professional artist and art tutor. Many of John’s pieces were reflective of his industrial surroundings. Some are notably influenced by early acquaintences and contemporaries Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde.
Work by John Shelton is in private and public collections across the country including oils monoprints and ceramics and his work has been sold at auction houses including Christies.