The team at Whitham-based South East Galvanizers Ltd is continuing to play its part in the creation of some of the country’s most sought after art commissions through its ongoing partnership with a longstanding customer.
Charles Elliott, of Elliott of London, is an internationally-renowned sculptor who produces originally designed and handcrafted pieces of art for customers across the UK, including animal, equine, and contemporary sculptures. He’s an award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show medallist and, alongside his talented and dedicated team, is commissioned to create a bespoke horse sculpture for Royal Ascot every year.
The team uses bronze and steel to create the collection of luxury sculptures, furniture, and lighting which are produced for both commercial and private customers, as well as public art commissions. South East Galvanizers have been working closely with Elliott of London for the past three years, with a ‘charging bull’ sculpture made from 8mm round mild steel the first piece of artwork to be put through the plant’s galvanizing bath.
Charles Elliott said: “We always receive fantastic service from the team at South East Galvanizers – we can literally call them up one day and they’ll have my sculptures galvanized and ready for collection the following day! The service really is spot-on and we have a great relationship with them – even if they’re really busy they’ll always squeeze us in.”
Neil Pearson, Commercial Manager at South East Galvanizers Ltd said: “We’re thrilled that such an acclaimed artist such as Charles Elliott chooses to use our services for his amazing artwork. Galvanizing is an ideal finish for such pieces as it effectively protects from corrosion, has a long-life expectancy, and produces an aesthetically-pleasing finish.”
Charles concluded: “I love the galvanized finish – light shines on the metal and reflects off it in many different ways – it’s so eye-catching! We use South East Galvanizers for many of our creations, and are always delighted with the results.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd