Unique steel sculptures that appear at exhibitions and art fairs across the UK will stand the test of time thanks to Metaltreat Ltd.
The Bradford-based plant has galvanized a number of pieces created by Holmfirth-based artist Mick Kirkby-Geddes, who transforms scrap steelwork into beautiful works of art that take the form of cartoon characters, insects, clocks, and flowers, to name but a few.
The ongoing partnership means Mick’s sculptures, which are often bought as unique garden features, can brave the elements without fear of corrosion setting in.
“Mick’s bespoke sculptures are unique and a wonderful form of art using steel,” Iain McBeath, Commercial Manager at Metaltreat Limited, explained. “The galvanizing process gives a beautiful finish and protects the metalwork against rusting, meaning they can be enjoyed by collectors and families for years to come.”
A number of the works of art, which includes the delightfully-named Scooterbunny, Scuba Monkey, and Pram Bird, will appear at exhibitions next month (July) in Holmfirth and at the Bloomsbury Art Fair in London, while some will also be on show at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea this October. Mick also works as an artist with schools across the region and has been commissioned to create gates, railings and feature sculptures.
Mick said: “I seem to be able to find interesting forms within what most people would find as junk, as my portfolio at www.mkg.me.uk demonstrates. Hopefully my works bring a slightly different slant, as well as a touch of humour, to the steel. Thanks to them being galvanized by the team at Metaltreat, they’ll live on for generations to come.”