‘Reborn’ – A sculpture study of Lauren Cuthbertson, Principle Dancer at the Royal Ballet.

In 2012, Michael James Talbot began work at the Royal Ballet, London, to create a unique body of sculpture and help raise funds for the Royal Opera House. Michael worked closely with Principle Dancers, Edward Watson and Lauren Cuthbertson . One of the fruits of their labours is ‘Reborn’ , a beautiful bronze sculpture study […]

Interview with Artist Michael James Talbot

Original Bronze Sculpture by Michael James Talbot

During this interview with artist, Michael James Talbot, we learn some of the thoughts and inspirations behind his world renowned, beautifully intricate bronze sculpture collections. What are the major themes you pursue in your work? The themes in my work are drawn from and woven around archetype historical myths and stories. These themes still vividly […]

Circus Sculpture Collection by Michael James Talbot

Michael James Talbot at No Fit State Circus

In 2017, Calken Gallery’s resident sculptor, Michael James Talbot, began working the amazing aerial artist, Danilo De Campos Pacheco, at No Fit State Circus during their tour of ‘BIANCO’ . The result of this collaboration is the sculpture, Bianco, which is a portrait of Danilo, and the first piece in Michael’s Circus Sculpture Collection. Michael […]

Bronze Sculpture Casting – The Lost Wax Process

Grace, original bronze sculptureby Michael James Talbot

Calken Gallery is home to the beautiful and intricate sculpture of Michael James Talbot. Michael is a leading figure in the modern art world and his endless fascination with bronze sculpture casting using the Lost Wax Process, has led him to be one of the UK’s best recognised artists in this field. Bronze has been […]

Portrait of Edward Watson in Rehearsal

In 2015, The Royal Ballet embarked upon an exciting collaboration with Calken Gallery’s leading figurative artist, Michael James Talbot, to create a stunning collection of bronze sculpture, capturing the spirit and grace of the Principle Dancers of The Royal Ballet, London. Michael James Talbot worked with Edward Watson, over several months in the rehearsal studios […]