Leigh Wood - 58c

Location: Sudbury / Genre: Metal work / sculpture

Artist Statement

Metal manipulation started in 2015 where we made a small table lamp for a friend who wanted something unique,so we formed our first lamp consisting of a large nut base and chain body which is now also in our current range.

It was this that started it off,this one lamp turned  into twenty lamps through friends and family and later that year we had our first stockist locally in a small village. In 2016 we opened a small old workshop and turned it into our showroom in the lovely village of Tutbury where we showcased lots of different lamps and furniture.

I myself as a qualified fabricator welder and blacksmith used my skills and knowledge to make unique and bespoke lighting and furniture with a industrial style and feel. I first started making the odd lamp and table around my previous job as on site foreman for a local engineering firm, but now as the business has grown dramatically I decided that I needed to give it my full attention.

Metal manipulation is now very much in trend and on point in the world of interior design with nearly 30 outlets around the country we are always trying to be different and one step ahead with slight little details that make all the difference. We pride ourselves on the quality of parts and detailed welding and always try to use the best fittings available so you buy a product from MM that is second to none……

We are now based on the Staunton Harold Estate. The Staunton Harold Estate is a traditional country estate of some 2000 acres, centred on the great Georgian mansion, Staunton Harold Hall.  Family run, and ‘hands on’ in its management style, the estate has embraced modern uses for its diverse assets.

The family’s involvement with Staunton Harold began in 1955, when they purchased the three farms at the core of the estate.  These included the large Georgian stable block, which stood abandoned and ruinous. The family put it in good repair, and in 1974 began its conversion to craft workshops and studios.  Now known as the FERRERS CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CRAFTS this is a true ‘making’ centre and this is where Metal Manipulation is now based.

Venue Information

Sudbury Courtyard Main Street

Sudbury Courtyard is situated next to the National Trust Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood. Sudbury Courtyard offers Charming independent shops and a welcoming café in the heart of the Sudbury estate. Very easy access from the A50.

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