The Turners have been designing and casting wildlife sculptures since 1983. Photo courtesy Turner SculptureThe Turners have been designing and casting wildlife sculptures since 1983 and are longtime supporters of CBF. Photo courtesy Turner Sculpture.

Turner Sculpture

When visitors step into the lobby of CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, Md., their eyes inevitably focus upon two striking features: a large drum-shaped aquarium of living fish, crabs, and oysters; and a spectacular life-size bronze sculpture of an osprey clutching a trout in its talons. The aquarium critters are real, of course. The bronze osprey might as well be. Created by Turner Sculpture, and donated to CBF by Hank and Linda Spire, the sculpture is so breathtaking, lifelike, and detailed that it demands up-close study and admiration.

"Osprey Bust" by Turner Sculpture. Photo courtesy Turner Sculpture.
Turner Sculpture donates a portion of every sale of "Osprey Bust" (above) to CBF.
Image courtesy Turner Sculpture.

That could well be the trademark of every piece from Turner Sculpture, a father-son operation based in Onley, Virginia, a small crossroads on Virginia's Eastern Shore. William H. Turner, a retired dentist, and his son, David H. Turner, have been designing and casting wildlife sculptures in their studio there since 1983. Turner Sculpture is a proud member of CBF and donates a percentage of all sales of its "Osprey Bust" to CBF's Save the Bay efforts. "I have a passion for wildlife and conservation," David says. "CBF does, too. It's a good relationship."

Learn more about Turner Sculpture at turnersculpture.com.

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