started to do fine art sculpture in the 1960s. I had not studied
it at Yale
or elsewhere previously. I was taught wood sculpture by James
Morgan, of Gardner, who was a woodcarver by trade. He also did
plaster modeling for our local silver factory and wrought
iron for his own amusement. He designed silver patterns and made
plaster cast full scale models of the patterns to be reproduced
as steel dies for the manufacturing process of sterling silver
flatware. Jim was trained in Scotland.
local monument works helped me with stone sculpture by providing
with tools and stone. I later went to West Rutland Vt. to purchase
Danby white and grey marble.
and casting was learned from a library book Sculpture:
Principles and Practice by Louis Slobodkin.