The Sculptor's Muse... and other sundry thoughts

May 23, 2020

This morning I was delighted to find a lovely full page article about my work in our local county paper  The Shelbyville Times Gazette.

April 10, 2020


March 27, 2020

 As I prepare to sculpt portrait busts of my children and grandchildren this summer, (it's been ten years since my last portraits of them - before I even thought of adding grandchildren to the gallery!)  I have realized that my home and studio are full to the brim of s...

February 22, 2020

All bronze sculptures are created from an original sculpture, usually sculpted from clay.  In this bronze casting series, I will follow the steps on my 8 ft monument "Rachel Weeping" for St. Richard's Catholic Church in Jackson, MS.

After the sculpture is completed and...

December 3, 2019

The Season of Christmas is the one Holiday that has the greatest connection with sculpture - from Nativity scenes to embellishing your own sculptures with a Christmas flair.  We hope you enjoy glimpsing some of the ways we decorate our sculptures at this time of year a...

November 12, 2019

 A person's art collection reflects so much of them, and that is important as many collections are passed down through the family - each generation expanding the collection, adding their own personal stamp.  Many art collections of wealthy families have been the beginn...

October 28, 2019

 What goes hand in hand with being a figurative sculptor?  A passion for research and history!  Before I begin any sculpture or commission, I find myself researching...something.  At times I start by pulling books from my personal library - a collection of art and art...

September 23, 2019

Tools of the trade are vital - my tools are precise, some have been personally designed by me and then crafted by a woodworker, Andy Metts. However, in addition to my tools, my Sculptor’s Smock is important for my work.

Sculptors have used smocks throughout history. Ber...

August 27, 2019

Back in the Medieval Ages, the art of sculpting was achieved through the master/apprentice style of training.  This was more of a one on one type of approach, and though a Master could have a studio full of apprentices working under him, they each were able to study wi...

July 30, 2019

One of the main areas of a sculptor's work is that of Portraiture, which happens to also be one of my favorites.  I have been asked if the technology of 3D printing will affect the commissions for portraits, and I have not experienced that it has.  I also don't think t...

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