Making Stuff . . .

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Here is some of my current work - and pieces in progress. I've made custom Door Knockers and outdoor ornaments for people - mostly of their pets and favorite symbols.  At left you see my sculpture of Pope Francis in clay - pretty much life sized.  My goal is  to portray the Pope's love and compassion - and also his aura of peace.

 

Below is a sweet Yorkie who has been a real favorite for the doors of doting dog owners. Below that little fellow is a California Brown bear - just like the one I spotted in the woods near our house in the mountains. This one is at home on the front door of a nearby cabin.

 

I usually start out in clay, then make a mold, and pour wax into the mold and then work with the wax until I am pleased with the sculpture. Then it's shipped off to a foundry where it goes through yet another lengthy process. You can learn all about the process HERE!   

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This Papa Penguin is installed at the Sacramento Zoo where thousands of children pet his head! 

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Here is work on an entire chess set. Some of the other pieces are waiting to be poured in wax.  And  finally, me wearing a magnifying headset to create the details in very small work. 

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This is one of my Forever Treasure Boxes. Something beautiful to pass along to family - forever!