Born in 1948 in Guildford Michael Storey's early years involved considerable travel, and with his parents in the armed forces, it became a habit hard to shake off. Eventually the family immigrated to New Zealand. On finishing school Michael became self employed. In 1981 he turned full time to sculpture with his own bronze casting facility. His subject matter was Australian wildlife. 1990 saw him expand to the USA opening a second foundry in Arizona, eventually settling in Eugene Oregon.
In 1999 Michael Storey moved on again, this time to the UK, setting up a third foundry in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. In total, more than two hundred galleries were carrying Michael's work and in the twenty five year period over 500,000 pieces were produced. Each piece was individually hand made.
Michael has now radically changed his output and direction and as of 2012 he is concentrating on making "one off unique" pieces. 'Movement, tension and texture' is the foundation of each piece.
We were delighted when in January 2013 Michael asked the Wykeham Gallery to become his sole agent.