savagefishtwoMIKE SAVAGE originally studied silversmithing, later graduating with an MA in metal sculpture at the Royal College, His sculptural works have a fluidity of form that belies the hardness of the materials he uses and his attention to detail is remarkable. As he cuts, beats and welds copper and aluminium; the conducted heat of the welding creates a patina of colour and texture to the metal; this is sometimes enhanced by chemical patination. Wax is applied to protect and enrich the surface.