work with Richard C. Frederick
Cast bronze is hot forged bronze metal which is very durable and long lasting. Cast bronze can be displayed outside or inside and it is typically more expensive than other materials.
Bonded bronze is less expensive and not as durable as hot cast bronze. It consists of a layer of real bronze powder mixed with a two part resin and it can be polished to a finish similar to cast bronze.
Cast resin is a two part epoxy like material which can be mixed with other materials to achieve different effects like marble, stone, etc. Cast resins typically will not endure outside.
Terra cotta and bisque are clay originals that are kiln fired and sold painted or unpainted. These pieces are fragile and will break like pottery if struck.
Bisque is clay that has been kiln fired once in preparation for further finishing and glazing.
other materials by request
At an early age, Richard dabbled in pencil drawing, watercolors and acrylic painting, almost always drawn to the beauty and mystery of the human form. He also spent some time working with wood and creating furniture combined with finding and restoring antiques.
He was always pulled by the creative side of his nature, but as so often happens, life’s responsibilities took most of his time. As the founder of a jewelry making company which grew from three people to over one hundred serving an international customer base, there was not a lot of time to pursue his love of art.
Now retired, there is time to create when he’s not traveling with his wife, Jenis, and nurturing their five grandsons. After a beginners class at the Goggleworks, Richard discovered his love and talent for sculpting. Working primarily in clay to start, the pieces progress to finished works in terra cotta, urethane, cold cast bronze and hot forged bronze.