Michael Turner’s work on exhibition at Staithes Gallery

Michael Turner lives in Hampshire and works in his studios based at a farm near Lymington. After obtaining an Honours degree in Multidisciplinary Design from Buckinghamshire College in 1997, he began experimenting with various sculpting and welding techniques. Now most of his work is sculpted in stainless steel as it is such an enduring and adaptable medium. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor locations.

His inspiration comes from nature in all its forms. To reflect the coastal setting of Staithes Gallery he has created this series of mainly marine creatures. He experiments with different types of finishes on the basic stainless steel, using a variety of polishing, paint and heat techniques to produce a different piece every time.

His work is exhibited in selected galleries throughout the UK and recently featured in Harvey Nichol’s, London, as well as in the Royal West of England Academy.

Illustrated below are samples of Michael’s work.

Currently Michael is enjoying considerable success making large public sculptures.  His giant crocodile at Heathrow T5 is a recent example.  There is a YouTube video of the making of his Arabian Horse at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piHbGPbusJk

The downside of this success is that he no longer has time to make the smaller gallery pieces that we have enjoyed so much here in Staithes.  This has been a huge disappointment for many of our clients but we are delighted that Michael’s talents are reaching a wider audience through large public works.