Mike Turner is an artist, metal smith and sculptor who’s career has spanned over
19 years and 3 continents.
It started in the UK where, after completing a degree in jewellery design in 1993, he began by supplying London’s growing population of pierced and tattooed with his own style of jewellery, here his work was selected for inclusion in the Victoria and Albert museums Street Style exhibition (1994) and was included in the book Unclasped-
In 2000 he moved to Australia where during various stints in the film industry he learnt the skills to work on a larger scale and with an array of new and interesting materials, in 2002 he helped set up the Mekanarky artist run initiative in Sydney , where he lived and worked for the next 6 years exhibiting his work regularly in Australia and occasionally overseas.
In January 2008 he moved to Chengdu, China where he has set up a studio and now concentrates on making his larger sculptural works.
His work is held in private collections throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, Japan and China. 2009 has seen his work included in the books, The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery and Short Story # 1.
When he’s not staring at his own or other’s peoples art, he likes to design or mutate motorbikes.
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