Conrad Dressler (22 May 1856 – 3 August 1940) was an English sculptor and potter.
He was born in Streatham and the family lived at "Broadlands" Streatham High Road. His father Gustavus born in Germany, mother Suzanne born in France plus 2 brothers , a sister and 5 servants
Dressler studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art. He was later influenced by the Arts & Crafts Movement. He worked in partnership with Harold Rathbone between 1894 and 1897 at the Della Robbia Pottery, and then moved to Marlow Common in Buckinghamshire, where he established the Medmenham Pottery specialising in architectural tiles and large wall panels, created from small sections
Dressler was the inventor of a tunnel kiln known as the 'Dressler oven'.
(Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture Robert Prescott-Walker)
Image John Ruskin by Conrad Dressler bronze bust, 1888
© National Portrait Gallery, London. Reproduced under the Creative Commons License