The Crucible Foundry and Gallery - located in Norman, OK, the Crucible Foundry is a reflection of the university community that surrounds it. The Crucible uses the latest innovations in the lost-wax method to perform the ancient art of casting monumental bronze sculpture.
John Soderberg - John had circled the world eight times and visited more than 80 countries before he graduated high school in Bangkok, Thailand. His first sculptures, commissioned by his mother, were executed in mud at home in Kabul, Afghanistan when John was two years old. In 1998 John received his doctorate in Humane Letters from Northern Arizona University. Internationally collected, John has gained recognition through the rare depth of human passion and empathy evident in his sculpture. He lives and works on his small ranch in Camp Verde, Arizona. He has sculpted the monumental portraits of notable national and international figures such as Christ, Steven Biko, Al Stein, Mark Honeywell, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, St. Catherine of Siena, Bill and Vieve Gore, Dr. Robert Schuller, James Wilden, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Dr. Billy Graham, Moses, Merlin and Sacajawea.
Michael Bell has a Masters degree (M.ed.) in the Fine Arts from Towson University, working with Dr. Jane Bates, (Thesis Advisor and the Director of Art Education), while studying in studio under Nora Sturges, (Assistant Professor of Painting), Michael Weiss, and Dr. Ray Martens.
PaintMyStory.com specializes in designing custom fine art multi-image montage paintings to recognize business achievement, and to celebrate both corporate and family special events. After more than ten years helping major companies share the story of their history, celebrate milestones, and recognize key contributors, we now offer our unique, custom montage services to families. PaintMyStory sells art work by Dr. Ray Martens .