I am trained as a sculptor/model-maker. After having done work for large companies, I would simply like to make things that I want to make that I think others would like.
I am 33, have been married for 8 years and have 4 boys.
Trained as a sculptor as an apprentice to a master sculptor.
I lived in Albania for 2 years as a missionary.
Some of my regular sculpting pieces can be seen on my website.
What got you started crafting?
I am trained as a sculptor/model-maker. I have done work for many companies like Hasbro, Reed and Barton, Rawcliffe, The first years etc... After having done work for these companies I would simply like to make things that I want to make that I think others would like.
What is your source of inspiration?
Working for myself at home with my family.
What have you made recently?
Old milk bottle refrigerator magnet. My grandfather owned a dairy in Hawthorne Florida but now closed. For most pieces a bit of research has do be done to be sure that it is accurately represented. For this piece it was very difficult to find out how the caps looked because the bottles have survived for years but not the caps.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
At present I sell to 14 brick and mortar stores. one in Massachusetts, One in Florida and 12 in RI. I also sell on Etsy.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
I would consider buying something that is unique as a gift for someone.