For those of you out there who don’t know already, that link to your lower right that says “Barre Sculpture Studios” leads you to Jerry Williams’ website. Jerry is not only a friend, and colleague of mine, but he is also my teacher, and my Dad. From time to time I thought it would be nice to update everyone on what’s going on in Jerry’s world, or as my family and I humbly call it, “the shop”. The shop, as you may have already guessed, is located in a little town called Barre, Vermont. Once known as the granite capitol of the world, Barre is a nice working class town where you will find America’s best carvers still at work.
Jerry, however, is the best. If you don’t believe me, check out his website for yourself.
So lets drop in on the shop. Right now Jerry is working on the 1st of two elephants to be installed… in front of a building. Somewhere. More info on the installation site later.
Here are the pachyderms on parade. (one, really)
Once the first elephant is done, the dimensions will be used (inverted) to make the other one. Hats off to all the hard work that went into getting the first one this far.