Since leaving Loughborough College of Art and Design in 1990, Duncan Thurlby has been working full time as a metal sculptor.
Initially concentrating on commission work for music and entertainment venues, including Chelsea Football Club, Camden Palace, and Chicago Rock Cafe to name but a few, Duncan has more recently focused his attention on gallery pieces and commissions for for private clients as far afield as America and Australia.

His work ranges from his ever popular hounds through pelicans, giant conker shells, toucans and alligators to large scale architectural water sculptures. His inspiration is plucked from the natural world, never too literally or seriously, a sense of character and humour being essential in all of his creations. Using a range of hand working techniques the final pieces emerge as a result of this rather 'unnatural evolution'.