Artist & Metal Sculptor Richard Calvin -
Originally from Cumbria, I am a fully time served tradesman. One of the very last Sheet Metal Workers/ Welders to be taught by “Old School” craftsman, Brian Butterworth at the renowned apprentice training centre at Sellafield, British Nuclear Fuels. When the four years were up I escaped and started traveling around the globe, always falling back on my trade when in need of work.
I have had time off of the tools, for example for some years I was exporting clothing from the UK to the Czech Republic and more recently I’ve been working with my wife Sara at Charming Villas Catalonia. I have also been a semi-professional tennis trader on Betfair. I’ve now returned to my roots in a more artistic way and although it’s been a while, I retain the ability to bend and stick bits of metal together to a high quality finish.
I have now settled down and have been living in the wonderful village of Besalu, Catalunya since 2001 with my wife and our three very well behaved boys.
Before starting any privately commissioned work I like to meet the people for whom the sculpture is intended and visit the location, usually the garden, where it will be situated.
This way through a series of discussions, swapping ideas and sketching we can come up with an agreed vision and a way forward.
If you’d like to get in touch with Richard Calvin please visit his website.
Sculptor Richard Calvin Official Website – http://www.richardcalvin.com
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