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Thank you for taking the time to look at my plaque work. I've been sculpting specifically for the plaque industry for about a decade now. I've worked with many of the major architectural signage foundries in the U.S. as well as their many dealers across the country. I am particularly capable of capturing likeness on bas relief portraits. I've sculpted portraits of famous people, private families, pets, and poeple of note from various institutions. My pricing is fair and my lead times are very reasonable, about 2 weeks. Rush services are available.

In addition to portraits, I can produce scenery, animals, buildings, lettering and custom borders and patterns. I have sculpted government and military seals of various sizes. I have taken flat relief patterns and created sculpted versions from them. My carpentry skills make various kinds of custom patterns also available. I make molds and resin patterns for all of my pieces so that if damage occurs anywhere along the way after approval, I can quickly and inexpensively re-produce the same pattern within a few days.

I would love to provide you with sculpted imagery for your plaques. Please contact me to discuss your next project, (801) 477-4188.

24" Dept of Vet Affairs relief

These 2 images above are what was submitted to me for reference on the sculpting. The flat relief pattern from the foundry was also sent to me.  It was not completely necessaryto have their wood and polymer pattern, but it helped me to make sure that the relief sculptings I was making would fit fine. Next time I will just have them submit measurements to me.

I sculpted the eagle, flags and border portions in clay first. Applying the border directly onto the pattern for exact sizing on the circle.

Once approved, I made resin copies so that they were not succeptible to damage in shipping. I mounted (glued) the resin parts to the pattern and sent them to the plaque company's foundry ready to mold and cast. We still haven't been able to get a good photo of the finished bronze yet.