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Malcolm Curley

Malcolm Curley discovered his love of sculpture during his retirement. He was an engineer and metal fabricator until his early retirement in 2003. He learned to sculpt in clay at the Newlyn School of Sculpture in Compton Martin, Somerset.

Since then, Malcolm has spent years experimenting with mixed media, including steel, wood
and willow. He also discovered his true joy of using recycled and found materials to produce
larger sculptures.

Malcolm regularly undertakes commissions for private homes in Somerset and Devon. He has produced a sculpture of Brunel for Palmer’s Tearoom in Teignmouth, a mermaid for the Marine Lake in Clevedon, Somerset and is currently working on another mermaid commissioned by the Baltic Wharf in Totnes.

The inspiration for Malcolm’s work often comes from humour in the world and alternative
interpretations of what we think we see. His work is primarily based on his own individual
observations and imagination. Although he is occasionally finds a myth or favourite artwork to
be the stimulus.

Currenty, Malcolm is focused on using recycled materials to create shapes and forms which are
fun and which engage the viewer – some of his sculptures are kinetic, others may require imagination to fill in the details or speculation as to how they are constructed. Every piece is
completely unique and are weatherproofed using his own formula mix.