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Here are the details of the Richard Cooper Sculptors
Michael is fast becoming the leading wildlife sculptor of his generation. His work over the last 30 years has steadily become more collectable, and can be found both nationally and internationally.
He was born and bred in “The Potteries” as the region of Stoke on Trent is affectionately called. He studied fine art at Staffordshire Polytechnic and had the good fortune to be there when the ceramic companies were at their strongest, producing leading designs and world class artists and sculptors.
Michael’s flexibility is unusual. It is often the case that a sculptor can be talented designing animals but struggles with birds and even more so human form. He is genuinely able to work across all disciplines and in our experience this is a unique talent.
For inspiration he has gathered together a vast quantity of reference material, his studio walls being covered, which has a side benefit of making re-decoration a pointless exercise. Often preferring to work in clay especially for the larger commissions, he is sometimes obliged for some of his smaller works to use his blend of waxes since only this material will give the fineness needed.
Michael loves working on several pieces at one time, usually choosing a mixture of large and small items which helps his eye tiredness. Some of his smaller pieces require a high quality magnifying head glass which is not too easy to work with because once you remove it vision is distorted.
Keith was born in Stoke on Trent, the home of the Potteries and trained as a ceramic artist with Royal Doulton at the Burslem Factory. As a self-taught Sculptor working in clay he has produced a variety of subjects such as dogs, cats, wildlife and human form. Keith’s work is admired and collected world wide.
With over 25 years experience working in the creative industries, Dean has developed a range of skills using both traditional and modern digital methods to create his designs.
Initially, ideas are started with a sketch and then gradually brought to life through detailed observations, using either traditional wax or 3D digital sculpting.
With a strong creative appetite and curiosity, Dean has earned a reputation and following in the fields of art and sculpture.
David was born in England in 1945 but spent his youth in South Africa on his father’s cattle ranch which was situated in the wilderness of what is now Zimbabwe.
He attended art college in Johannesburg where he was introduced to the work of Moses Kotler a world renowned South African sculptor. This much influenced his early work.
However in subsequent years he decided to study mechanical engineering eventually graduating from Glasgow in 1970. He then worked as a naval architect until the ship building industry started to diminish. His real first love of sculpture then re-surfaced and he concentrated his formidable talents on equine study. His work is now prized amongst collectors who appreciate his quality and unique style.
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