NOTHING COMPARES TO THE LOOK AND FEEL OF BRONZE
To produce a bronze requires not only the creative process of sculpture, but also a lengthy labor of transmuting that form from clay into the durability and beauty of bronze.
Although most sculptors send their clay models to a foundry to be cast, Jeanie Stephenson turns each piece into bronze in my own backyard, using the ancient “lost wax” technique. From clay to wax to bronze, no hands but my own are involved in the creative process.
I learned the “cire perdue”, or “Lost Wax”, method of producing bronze sculptures while I was in college, but it wasn’t until I spent almost twenty years hitch-hiking around the world, driving taxis, teaching high school science and becoming a wife and mother that I became a sculptor. My life experiences are all a part of my work and I try to instill a little of my own joy in the diversity of life into each piece.
I make each piece individually by hand from the original sculpture, through the pouring of the molten metal to the final finishing and patina. Each piece is signed, dated, and ready to hold or display.
To contact the artist, email Jeanie Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 931-691-3873.