Leigh Wood - 73

Location: Nr Melbourne / Genre: Metal Fabricator and Designer/Sculpture

Artist Statement

Our Story

Metal Manipulation started in 2015 when 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 an on site forman 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 avalible so you buy a product from MM that is second to none……

We are now located at 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

Staunton Harold,
The Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts,
Nr Melbourne
LE651RU

Directions: 
Metal Manipulation is on the Derbyshire Border and can be found easily from the A50 following signs for Melbourne and Calke Abbey. We are just a stone throw's away from Calke and nestled in the picturesque grounds of Staunton Harold

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