Edward Howell Galvanizers Ltd first worked with Luke Perry in 2011 when he created a showcase of 35 sculptures for installation along Dudley No 2 Canal to highlight the waterway’s crucial role in the creation of the Black Country.
Ten years on, and the team at Edward Howell Galvanizers is continuing to use its molten zinc protective treatment on many sculptures created by Luke - including the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ ship, in honour of the late Pierce Wilkinson which was installed at Redhill School in Stourbridge.
Jim Lindsay, Commercial Manager of Edward Howell Galvanizers, said: “We’re delighted to be marking this milestone with Luke and to have provided corrosion protection to many of his pieces of artwork over the last decade. Luke is a fantastic individual who combines his passion for art and engineering to deliver a unique way of bringing our local heritage and history to life - and we look forward to working on many more of his bespoke pieces over the next ten years and beyond.”
Luke added: “Many hours of hard work and dedication go into my sculptures, so it’s very important to completely trust whoever handles them. The team at Edward Howell has always been incredibly respectful and careful when processing my work, with a real understanding of the importance of my artwork to our local communities. With the majority of my creations installed outside, galvanizing provides long-term protection which ensures they can be enjoyed by residents and visitors for a long time to come.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd