Brockway studied sculpture at art school and then trained as a stone mason and has been a stone carver for twenty years. He works mainly with Portland limestone and Bath stone but has used sandstone, slate and marble. He is interested in relief sculpture and likes to combine relief carving with lettering whenever possible. Besides his work as an architectural carver and maker of memorials he is a wood engraver and has designed and engraved illustrations for many books. Brockway finds the two disciplines complement each other very well. Literary ideas for illustrations often find their way into his sculpture and sculptural forms are what he favours in his engraving.