Hilda Gilkeson Jones, Founder/Co-owner
Hilda is a visual artist and a founder/co-owner of the Brookfield Company. Hilda considers her sculptural clay work the basis for all her professional endeavors. She holds a Masters Degree in Ceramics and a Bachelors Degree in Art Education. Her designs exemplify high aesthetic standards, exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail. Her porcelain sculptures are held in many private and corporate collections. She has shown her artwork nationally and internationally and enjoys teaching workshops in ceramics when time allows.
John Cline, Founder/Co-owner
John holds a MFA in sculpture and a BA in Fine Arts and has devoted his professional efforts to establishing The Brookfield Company as a design leader in the field. As founder and co-owner, John works long hours to execute planter and sculpture designs that are clearly superior and of lasting importance. As sculptor, John has shown his work nationally and internationally. He has works in many collections and enjoys teaching an occasional class at a local university.
Tony Notaro, Mold Maker/Design Support
From John and Hilda’s original clay designs, Tony Notaro, our Mold Maker, produces molds which allow accurate duplication of the forms. He is constantly developing better techniques for creating molds capable of handling a wider range of design possibilities. He also builds prototypes from John & Hilda’s design specifications such as the new Square Fairfield Giant.
Tony has also designed several products himself – the Monterey Planter and Pedestal, Tom’s Farm Truck and the Civil War Locomotive.
Sheila Notaro, Office Manager