Many of the life-size sculptures in A Story Place have been cast in bronze.  Here, the Girl reading to the forest animals in A Story Place, is in bronze on a bronze stump, 45" tall.


All my bronzes are created by first having a 3-D digital scan of the ceramic originals. Then comes 3-D printing in lost wax to create mold-work.  This allows me to alter the size of a piece. Next the bronzes are foundry-cast with hard sand-etched book-work.  I use chemical patina colors and finish with a hard wax overcoat.

Pig won the 2018 Olympia Plinth contest and--in bronze-- was in front of Olympia's City Hall.  Having won, the city purchased Pig.

Bear and Rabbit were also watching over Olympia's waterfront boardwalk. Find the entire ceramic and bronze installations on display at the Capital Mall in Olympia, WA.

Rabbit and bear enjoying the view--and popularity--they found on Olympia's boardwalk.  They were there until June, 2020. 

Pig spent an entire year on Olympia's Boardwalk. Now, on to a new adventure somewhere in Olympia!

Bear became very popular--here, some one left him a flower! Visitors would lovingly rub his nose--it's quite shiny!

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A life-size ceramic and bronze  installation where thirty animals and insects listen to a child read a story.   

A delight for adults and children as a public art exhibit.