Michael Storey

Born in 1948 in Guildford, Michael’s early years involved much travel with his parents in the armed forces, a habit that became hard to shake off. Eventually the family emigrated to New Zealand. On finishing school Michael became self employed and established NZ’s second largest surfboard business. He moved to Australia when twenty years old and spent two years working for a newspaper as a photographer in Toowoomba, Queensland, later setting up his own studio. In 1981 he turned full time to sculpture with his own bronze casting facility. His subject matter was Australian wildlife. 1990 saw him expand to the USA opening a second foundry in Arizona, eventually settling in Eugene Oregon. In 1999 Michael moved on again to the UK setting up a third foundry in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. The average staff level of each foundry was eight persons. In total, more than two hundred galleries were carrying Michael’s work and in the twenty five year period over 500,000 pieces were produced. Each piece was individually hand made. 2012 sees a radical departure from his former production levels to a very sedate ‘one off’ mode. ‘Movement, tension and texture’ is the foundation of each piece. Make an enquiry about any of Michael’s work  


Born in 1948 in Guildford, Michael’s early years involved much travel with his parents in the armed forces, a habit that became hard to shake off. Eventually the family emigrated to New Zealand.

On finishing school Michael became self employed and established NZ’s second largest surfboard business. He moved to Australia when twenty years old and spent two years working for a newspaper as a photographer in Toowoomba, Queensland, later setting up his own studio.

In 1981 he turned full time to sculpture with his own bronze casting facility. His subject matter was Australian wildlife. 1990 saw him expand to the USA opening a second foundry in Arizona, eventually settling in Eugene Oregon. In 1999 Michael moved on again to the UK setting up a third foundry in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. The average staff level of each foundry was eight persons. In total, more than two hundred galleries were carrying Michael’s work and in the twenty five year period over 500,000 pieces were produced. Each piece was individually hand made.

2012 sees a radical departure from his former production levels to a very sedate ‘one off’ mode.

‘Movement, tension and texture’ is the foundation of each piece.

Make an enquiry about any of Michael’s work

 



Rowing over Shoulder




Fancy Dog




Pigtails and the Dog





Wheelbarrow




Rowing with Dog




Higher Higher





Mother & Daughter with scooter




Tug of War




Out for a run




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