Gerald Copeland Sculptures
Fine Woodcarvings and Sculptures
While taking art classes through junior high and high school, he developed the keen interest in self-expression and relaxation that his drawings gave him. He did little with his talent until 1977, when while on a vacation trip to Branson, Mo., with his wife Cheryl. They visited Silver Dollar City and were exposed to the many carvings on display. Deeply impressed with the human figures and busts, Gerald decided he would teach himself to carve. As he studied, he developed a unique style of meticulous detail for life-like realism, with the carefully carved fingernails, blood veins, buttons, wrinkles and muscle tones on each piece he created.
In 1984, his hobby had become a serious part of his life, and he began to sculpt clay models before transferring them to wood, concentrating on the fine detail that his carvings are known for today.
In 1986, he entered his pieces in competition for the first time. Since then he has been honored with many awards including Best of Shows, Division Championships. In 2006 Gerald won First and Second Best of Show at the International Wood Carvers Congress at Davenport, Iowa. He is recognized as a carver whose finished pieces reflect a rare inner quality of depth and detail.
Gerald has been featured in several woodcarving magazines, and numerous publications praising his style and unique talent.
Gerald's pieces have been displayed and sold in galleries in Silver Dollar City; Mountain Wood Carves in Branson, Mo.; Estes Park, Colorado; the State Capital Building in Topeka; and to private collectors. Along with his woodcarvings he is currently casting his clay pieces into limited edition poly cast sculptures.
studio is located in Holton, Kansas. Gerald cordially invites those who
are interested in woodcarving, bronze sculpting, and poly casting to visit
or call the studio at any time.
on any picture
Setting the Edge
Houston - Bronze
Holton, Kansas 66436
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