Lee Gutterson

Lee Gutterson
Original Sculpture by Lee Gutterson
Moki, Kauri and Copper
Lee Gutterson is a valued member of the ORA whānau and we love to share is incredible sculptures with you. In his art, Lee explores the extraordinary world that lives inside the sea. His sculptures capture the beauty, the frightening and the unique species of fish and marine life. Just like us, every single fish is different.
Original Sculpture by Lee Gutterson
Andy The Anglerfish

 Being involved with the sea was inevitable for Lee Gutterson. Living across the road from the Pacific Ocean while growing up in Napier, New Zealand, gave him a unique perspective and appreciation of the ocean. With "fish" as his high school nickname, Lee's childhood involvement with the ocean proved to be a continuing interest as he went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and a Master's in Entomology. At Victoria University in Wellington, Lee made a living selling hand painted t-shirts (printed with real fish lathered with paint as stamps) and paintings. 


Original Sculpture by Lee Gutterson
Red Striped Barracuda

Eventually he developed his own business in Christchurch making custom designed furniture and commissioned pieces. Specializing in vanities, tables and chairs, Lee matured his talent of working with wood and metal to create one-of-a-kind pieces for clients. He also began to delve into art and sculpture, exhibiting his unique work in galleries around Christchurch. During a stint in Southampton, Long Island, New York, Lee continued to hone his cabinet making skills working on the stately mansions of “The Hamptons”. After three years of intensive training and work for a joinery company Lee started his own business producing furniture, cabinets and sculpture, exhibiting his work in local East End galleries and doing commissions for clients. In September 2006 he moved back to Wellington, New Zealand with his family.


Original Sculpture by Lee Gutterson
Right Whale

"My pieces are semi-realistic renditions in wood and steel. I specialize in creating fish and marine life sculptures and all of my work is original and one-of-a-kind. In addition to sculpture, I also design and create custom made furniture, including bathroom vanities for every size bathroom. I am happy to take a client's idea and make it happen; creating a piece of art or furniture that they will be happy to look at and use every day. My goal is to allow furniture to be as expressive as art work."


Original Sculpture by Lee Gutterson
Holy Mackarel II

We love showing you all Lee's gorgeous work. Pop in to ORA and a friendly member of our staff will tell you all about it!

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