Buchan welder aiming to come up Trumps!

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A PETERHEAD welder could be set for success after Donald Trump’s company said it admired his sculptures.

Telmo Teixeira (25), a welder for J. Buchan and Sons, says he has always been interested in building things, even building himself a bike when he was a child.

Arriving in Peterhead from Oporto, Portugal in 2008, Telmo was immediately intrigued by the industrial feel of Peterhead and says it inspired him to start making objects from scrap metal.

Two years ago he began creating vases from discarded stainless steel in the basement of the Uphill Lane flat that he shares with wife Diana (25) and 21-month-old daughter Leticia.

After selling his creations to a Peterhead florist, he was surprised to find that they sold out very quickly.

But Telmo soon began to think bigger and started working on a 6ft high sculpture that would become ‘harp on the rock’.

Telmo contacted the Trump organisation last month to ask if they would consider using his stainless steel creation as decoration in the clubhouse planned for the Menie Estate.

A Trump representative said that they were very impressed with his work and would consider his request when building work is complete.

Telmo said: “I just wanted to try something different. In Peterhead there is so much engineering, welding, things like that.

“Everyone is building and creating and I wanted to reflect the industrial feel of the area through my sculptures.

“I have found inspiration in Peterhead.

“The weather is bad, but everyone is friendly and always say hello to you!”

Telmo hopes to display his work in an art gallery in Aberdeen.