Monday - Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm
Wildlife sculptors William and David Turner are a father and son team who for over 35 years have created hundreds of bronze wildlife sculptures. Their passion for nature celebrates the spirit of all creatures. From small desk-top pieces to architectural elements to monumental sculptures, their work stands the test of time.
The Turners’ gallery is open to the public and includes a display illustrating the many steps involved in creating a sculpture in bronze. Tours of the on-site bronze foundry are available for a small fee, minimum six guests. To see large pieces like this Great Blue Heron up close is to marvel at the detail of their work.
David Turner and father William, natives of the Eastern Shore, opened their foundry in 1983. Since then, they have added two wings and nine buildings to the facility. For each creation, David now supervises more than 20 on-site artisans through the entire process of lost wax bronze casting.
The Turners’ deep respect and affection for the wildlife of their home is evident in all of their work, from tiny, life-size mice to massive bears and dolphins. Their work is found around the world, in cottages and castles alike. Many of their limited edition bronzes are available for purchase online as well as at their gallery in Melfa and Lemon tree Gallery in Cape Charles.