Silent Watch

$3,200.00

2/25
11 X 9.5 X 12
Bronze

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b.1958

Margery Torrey began sculpting as a child in New York. Shaping forms was an activity that went hand-in-hand with her love of the outdoors and its wildlife. She would roam the family farm on Long Island’s north shore, dig clay from the banks of the pond, and create sculptures of the ducks, turtles, and anything else that wandered by. Sculpting from her field studies has been a theme in her work ever since.

Torrey began her formal training at the Paul Mellon Arts Center at Choate/Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut, and went on to study at Wellesley College where she earned a degree in applied art and art history. She completed additional study at the Parsons School of Design in New York and spent a year in Florence, Italy, and Spain studying Renaissance sculpture and studio work with contemporary sculptors. She then moved to Wyoming and apprenticed for two and a half years with a German taxidermist to learn “animal architecture” from the inside out. In 1987 she cast her first bronze and began sculpting the human figure as well, creating mannequins for Victoria’s Secret and The Limited Corporation.

Torrey is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists. Her work has been shown at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum’s Birds in Art show, and she has had one-person shows at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, and Somerville Manning Gallery in Delaware. In 1998, AFLAC commissioned Torrey to sculpt their “Spokes-duck” for display in AFLAC offices worldwide. She recently was awarded a large commission by Wyoming’s Northern Arapaho tribe to create a veterans’ monument. The 18-foot sculpture will feature a traditional warrior on horseback.

Torrey’s work has been featured in Maxim magazine and Southwest Art, is collected internationally, and is in many public and private collections.

Margery Torrey Sculpture, Bronze 11 X 9.5 X 12 (Interest categories: Bronze, Wolf, Canine, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Margery Torrey Artist)

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Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

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