Mike Savage

Mike Savage exploits the malleable qualities of copper and aluminium where he uses the weld lines to cut and describe the form of his sculpture. The process of hammering and the conducted heat of the welding create the patina, colour and texture of the metal, so that the haptic is transcribed into the form. Despite the strong presence of the engineering process in his work, thematically he explores the innate forms present in nature. 

The flux and mutability of his forms belie the hardness of his materials. Some of his sculptural pieces respond to traditional vessels for storage and cooking, observed on travels in India and Morocco. Others exploit the sculptural forms and the complex shapes and structures of organic segmentation in plants and seeds. Simple fish forms illustrate is skill at folding metal to create the natural effect of moving fish. The intrigue of the natural form is developed by an interest in industrial and engineered objects.

Mike studied at Camberwell school of Art before studying silver smithing at the Royal College of Art. He teaches widely including students at Camberwell and West Dean College in Sussex. He has exhibited throughout the UK and completed numerous prestigious commissions including works for Sir Terence Conran. The Barry Friedman Gallery, Mr & Mrs G. Djanogly. He has work in the Crafts Council Collection.