Diespeker supplies granite plinths to London sculptor Michael Speller.
This year, at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Michael will be exhibiting a number of his new sculptures, created for his latest solo show in Dover Street, Mayfair. The award -winning Chelsea garden designer, Kate Gould has commissioned a piece to feature in her 2017 Chelsea show garden – ‘City Living.’ Diespeker is also working with Kate on a ground-breaking use of terrazzo for this show garden.
Michael works almost exclusively in bronze having been fascinated with the medium from his very first visit to a foundry; its fluidity and the challenge it presents is reflected and expressed in all his work. His distinctive, elongated figures are often impressed with emotive words and objects to create hugely expressive and textural surfaces. Solitary or grouped, his figures represent how we live in the world, combining the influences of family, friends, environment and society.
Michael has completed many private and public commissions. Working successfully with private collectors and with corporate organisations on larger scale public commissions, he has created a portfolio of personal and relevant work within the UK and globally. His recent commissions include Encompass, unveiled by HRH Prince Andrew in Greenwich in 2016 and Momentum III, which sits outside Millbank Tower next to Tate Britain.