Metalwork in Sheffield

Jim Bond - Mechanical Sculptor

In addition to reading this interview, you can also watch video interviews with Mechanical Sculptor  Jim Bond  and other local metalwork artists in the video gallery of this resource.

Q. Can you give me a brief description of your work/skills?

I am a sculptor specialising in mechanical and kinetic work. I make sound sculpture and figurative sculpture, welding steel and brazing steel and copper.

Q. How long have you been working as a sculptor and when did you start?

I've been working as a sculptor for 15 years.

Q. What opportunities do you think there are for people wanting to work in the metalwork industry in this region?

I can only speak for the Craft and Art industry and it seems to be thriving in my area of West Yorkshire with lots of makers all making a living.

Q. Have you any words of wisdom for people wanting to start work as a mechanical sculptor?

Hard work and perseverance pays off.

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