About Coralie

Coralie Turpin is a creative artist working at Yorkshire Artspace’s Persistence Works Studios in Sheffield, UK.

Coralie creates Large scale public art for clients across sectors such as education, community, local authorities and retail.

Working closely with architects, structural engineers, fabricators and contractors to produce significant and meaningful artwork for the public realm which exhibit a high degree of craftsmanship in their production.

Coralie has been established as a public artist for 21 years, she has worked with many local authorities. She has created landmark artworks in schools, hospitals, parks and public spaces and helped to creatively engage communities across the country.

Often working in partnership with other artists and craftspeople, Coralie’s experience allows her to input knowledge, expertise and vision where it is most appropriate.


Coralie strives to design in friendly, uplifting forms within her work and therefore achieves a serene sense of wellbeing and calm.

The atmosphere that the artworks create and the imagery chosen shows great respect for the setting and the people who live there.

Coralie grew up in the north west enjoying drawing and painting as well as making her own clothes. She often bought fabric on the way home from college and made something to go out in that night!

After studying for a Fine Art Sculpture degree at Sheffield Polytechnic, Coralie produced work in textiles for 5 years to show and sell in galleries with successful exhibitions across the country.

With a studio then based at Abbeydale industrial Hamlet in Sheffield, Coralie met and discussed her work with the public on a daily basis, she also worked in lots of schools and communities for Sheffield Children’s Festival and others.

With a move to Yorkshire Artspace studios came more space and time to develop exterior work and with that came many commissions. Mosaic, cast metal, fabricated metal and glass have become part of Coralie’s Public Art pieces.


Coralie has 2 young children with her sculptor husband Jason Thomson, they enjoy walking in the peak district, youth hosteling and drawing together.

Both artists share a studio where they continue to develop their work trying new techniques and materials to meet the challenges of their latest commissions alongside the biggest learning curve of being parents!

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