Michael Storey was born in 1948 Guildford, Surrey. His early years involved much travel with his parents in the armed forces, a habit that became hard to shake off. Eventually the family emigrated to New Zealand. On finishing school Michael became self employed and established New Zealand's second largest surfboard business.
Michael moved to Australia when he was twenty years old and spent two years working for a newspaper as a photographer in Toowoomba, Queensland, later setting up his own photography studio.
In 1981 Michael turned full time to sculpture with his own bronze casting facility. His subject matter was Australian wildlife. 1990 saw him expand to the USA opening a second foundry in Arizona, eventually settling in Eugene Oregon. In 1999 Michael moved on again to the UK setting up a third foundry in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
Over the last twenty five years more than two hundred galleries have carried Michael's work and over half a million individual hand made pieces have been made.