Blog Profile / Spackel

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Archived Since:January 15, 2009

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The Good Dream

last yearArts / Sculpture : Spackel

This work can be seen in progress here: A Puncture Saves a Thousand Curves

Hope Dolphins

last yearArts / Sculpture : Spackel

I am  commissioned to sculpt a pair of dolphins with special meaning that will be given as a gift. They represent hope. One of the dolphins is slightly smaller and following behind a  larger dolphin.These images are of the maquette for the final piece, which will be done in black clay.


last yearArts / Sculpture : Spackel

This sculpture is life-sized commission of a dystonia foot. It was purchased as a gift for the doctor who helped this woman’s son with  dystonia that caused him to raise the big toes on both of his feet, and gave him trouble when he walked. I had Lasik eye surgery yesterday after one week free […]

Gifts of Gold

last yearArts / Sculpture : Spackel

My daughter, Brooke Marchesseault, represented Martin GT Magnet Middle School in the Wake County event called Gifts of Gold  with a sculpture she made of a jaguar.  Yes, that’s right, a sculpture.  In this event, each art teacher from each school in Wake County can enter a single student. This was a great honor. I […]

The sleeper

2 years agoArts / Sculpture : Spackel

   Here’s a reclining male I recently finished sculpting. The model was fantastic. This piece is about 19 inches long.

The Hollowing of a Bust

8 years agoArts / Sculpture : Spackel

After slicing off the crown of the head with a wire tool, you can see the clay of this portrait bust enrobes a center of crumpled newspaper on the armature.  I’ve set the crown aside and will keep it in tact so that it can be replaced later in the process. The newspaper has absorbed [...]

Younger bust

8 years agoArts / Sculpture : Spackel

Here is the continuation of the previous portrait since I have changed models.  I learned a lot about the differences in the ages of faces by changing from an older woman in her fifties to a younger model of age fifteen. The area around the mouth in particular, the jaw line and they eye [...]

Sculpture Bust

8 years agoArts / Sculpture : Spackel

Here is the very beginning of a larger than life portrait bust in clay. I had about 2 hours with the original model and, even though I think it would have been very nice looking, because she is a beautiful woman, she is in her 50’s and I realized I wanted a more youthful [...]

On to England

8 years agoArts / Sculpture : Spackel

These dolphins are now making their way across the pond. After the maquette was approved, the sculpture was created in black clay, dried to leather hard, carved design according to the buyer’s specifications, spent quite some time drying, bisque fired, glazed, fired again, finished and now off to sea. The word “hope” is carved [...]

A Puncture Saves a Thousand Curves

8 years agoArts / Sculpture : Spackel

  Here is a clay sketch with channels cut before finishing. This sculpture is finished and in the drying process now. About 19 inches long. ...

Small Gust of Wind

8 years agoArts / Sculpture : Spackel

I’m so tired of working on this one, I have to stop now.  It’s difficult to handle due to the pose and positioning of the support.   I started on an armature. After I removed this one from the armature, I hollowed it out, then I made a clay support that [...]

The middle of a man

8 years agoArts / Sculpture : Spackel

  Here’s an absolutely gorgeous torso in clay by my friend, Jim Fatata, who runs Litmus Gallery and Studios and the Raleigh Sculpture Group, where he teaches. This one’s in the drying stage and stands about 27 inches tall.       ...


8 years agoArts / Sculpture : Spackel

  Here is a quiet little moment with the tiny smile of an eight-year-old girl. I sure wish I had a model for this because I very much want to be good at sculpting children. I’ve been working on this sculpture during our kitchen remodeling project. We finally finished laying tile on the [...]

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