Commissioned Artwork

Interior Metal Sculpture & Metal Architectural Features

Bronze Crown of Thorns
Bronze Crown of Thorns

Fabricated bronze crown of thorns with patina. This was to replace a long lost real crown of thorns on a 17th century corpus.

Crown of Thorns on model
Crown of Thorns on model

The corpus, a 17th century Spanish piece carved from wood, had originally had real hair and a crown of thorns. The monks decided they wanted a bronze crown made to replace the long lost one. Because the corpus was delicate and located several states away, the head was 3D scanned and shipped to me, so it could be made to fit exactly.

Crown of Thorns on Corpus
Crown of Thorns on Corpus

Bronze Crown of Thorns-Our Lady of Dallas Cistercian Abbey

Sanctum
Sanctum

Sanctum is a small bronze mouse inside a copper hornets nest. The mouse was carved from a hard wax, then lost wax cast in bronze, finished and a Japanese patina applied. The hornet's nest was carved using a soft wax then Electroformed in copper. The wax was them melted out, leaving the copper shell of the nest. The copper branch was blacksmithed and Tig welded and the copper leaves are fabricated. The nest, branch and leaves have a patina applied called Liver of Sulfur.

Sanctum
Sanctum

Sanctum is a small bronze mouse inside a copper hornets nest. The mouse was carved from a hard wax, then lost wax cast in bronze, finished and a Japanese patina applied. The hornet's nest was carved using a soft wax then Electroformed in copper. The wax was them melted out, leaving the copper shell of the nest. The copper branch was blacksmithed and Tig welded and the copper leaves are fabricated. The nest, branch and leaves have a patina applied called Liver of Sulfur.

Fitting In
Fitting In

This African Walking Stick is fabricated from sterling silver, copper, mild steel, patina, gesso, Prisma Color pencil. This piece is a limited edition and can be ordered. 6"h x 13"w x 7"d

Left "Eagle" sconce
Left "Eagle" sconce

I was hired by a local ornamental iron shop, to create 2, opposite, bronze and steel eagle sconces. Each has 250 hand hammered feathers, formed heads and carved talons. They stand 42" tall and weigh 60 lbs. each.

PrairieFlowers
PrairieFlowers

Fabricated and cast from copper, bronze and mild steel, with patina, gesso, Prisma color pencil and gold leaf. 11"h x 17"w x 5"d.

Pitman Funeral Home
Pitman Funeral Home

Two of these pieces grace the walls of the Pitman Funeral Home. They are hand hammered copper with a patina. They stand 42" tall. The tree is the funeral homes logo.

Pitman Funeral Home Weathervane
Pitman Funeral Home Weathervane

Using the funeral home logo, this weathervane was fabricated from copper and brass and finished with a green patina. It stands 36" tall.

Monarch Series #1
Monarch Series #1

This is a series of 3 pieces showing part of the process from pupa to birth stage of a Monarch butterfly. #1 is cast in bronze and pewter, with patina, gesso and Prisma color pencil.

Monarch Series #2
Monarch Series #2

This is a series of 3 pieces showing part of the process from pupa to birth stage of a Monarch butterfly. #2 is cast in bronze and a fabricated branch and leaf made from copper. The surface is colored by using patina, gesso and Prisma color pencil.

Monarch Series #3
Monarch Series #3

This is a series of 3 pieces showing part of the process from pupa to birth stage of a Monarch butterfly. The butterfly is fabricated from copper and the branch is cast in pewter. The surface is colored by using patina, gesso and Prisma color pencil.

Gothic Tudor wall sconce
Gothic Tudor wall sconce

This is a copper and bronze light fixture, one of 25 in this size (32"H). Some of the techniques used are Blacksmithing, casting, milling and hand fabrication. They were finished with a patina and will eventually be allowed to turn green over time.

Sherri Jaudes