He creates unique sculptures in metal that are always one-of-a-kind. His particular speciality is in sculptures of animals, but as you will see from the images on this website, he also enjoys working from a wide variety of subjects. Almost all of his sculptures are in stainless steel, which makes them fully weather-proof and ideal for the garden or other outdoor locations. His studios are based in the UK, but is happy to work for clients anywhere in the world.
All artwork by Michael Turner Contemporary British sculptor
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'Sam the Samurai' by Michael Turner
Description: This is 100% stainless steel, heat treated and lacquered, life size samurai sculpture, He is completely weather proof as both his endo skeliton structure and his outer bodywork are all stainless steel. The piece was originally commissioned to be displayed in a Japanese Restaurant. The piece is perfectly weighted and can stand unaided. This is a one-off piece with an increadibly high level of detail. The blow lamp heat treatment is what has given the sculpture its many hues of brown and purple, which only adds to its allure. The Samurais swords are blunt to avoid injury.
Although it seemed a daunting project to commission a sculpture on the internet with a tight deadline, Plamen Dimitrov in Bulgaria made it as easy as possible for me in Brazil by producing a series of little clay sketches after each email and sending photos it seemed by return. He worked round the clock and was incredibly intuitive with his understanding of what I wanted. This was despite an 8 hour time difference and having poor English as our common language. He w... [Read more]
Ilan Gorin, Ipanema, Brazil.