Arnold Machin

From humble beginnings as a potteries apprentice Arnold Machin rose to become an acclaimed sculptor creating the iconic bas-relief portrait of Her Majesty the Queen used on all Royal Mail definitive issue stamps.

Patricia Machin

Patricia Machin was born in 1921 and studied painting at Goldsmith's where her tutor was Leonard Applebee. Finding inspiration from the Old Masters and still-life, she was an established painter, illustrator, designer and author.

Francis Machin

Architect, sculptor, businessman and painter, Francis Machin was a talented designer responsible for a range of conservatories and garden buildings still seen throughout the United Kingdom, United States and Europe.

The BBC TV program 'Songs of Praise' will feature a short segment on Arnold Machin on Sunday October 14th.

The Foundation was delighted to support the BBC in the making of the program which was filmed in location in Arnold's birthplace, Stoke-on-Trent. some more information about the program can be found here.

The Foundation has created a supporting page of relevant information about some of the artworks shown in the program here, Religious Works.