Biography – Michael Turners Studios Stainless Steel Sculpture
Biography – Michael Turner Studios Stainless Steel Sculpture
Stainless steel sculptor artist Michael Turner has come a long way since graduating in Design in 1997. At the beginning of his career, working from his parents garage, he used nuts and bolts and reclaimed steel to create all sorts of animals, reptiles and bugs. Although these were put together rather crudely, due to lack of experience and being freshly out of college, he had great fun experimenting and playing with ideas.
He received a massive boost to his confidence though at this time, when he sold everything he had made for his very first exhibition. He moved into stainless steel sculpture because he wanted the work to be weather resistant and he could also see the true beauty of the stainless steel metal when it was polished.
He continues to use this medium to this day. He does try and use stainless steel recycled materials as much as possible, especially boat components, which have the highest grade of stainless steel.
In recent years he has had the chance to develop his work, creating much larger pieces, which he thoroughly enjoys. Each piece made is unique, and made entirely by hand from start to finish.
Michael feels incredibly fortunate to live on the South Coast of England in the New Forest, where he finds inspiration for many of his stainless steel sculptures.