Jeanie Stephenson

Jeanie

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Flogiston Foundry is a small backyard workshop, surrounded by the hills of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. (Jeanie's intentional misspelling of "phlogiston" is a puny protest against the use of excess characters in English, thanks to her dad!)

To produce a bronze requires not only the creative process of sculpture, but also a lengthy labor of transmuting that form from clay into the durability and beauty of bronze. Although most sculptors send their clay models to a foundry to be cast, Jeanie turns each piece into bronze herself (in her backyard workshop), using the ancient "lost wax" technique. From clay to wax to bronze, no hands but her own are involved in the creative process

She learned the cire perdue (lost wax) method of producing bronze sculptures while in college. But it wasn’t until she spent almost 20 years hitch-hiking around the world, driving taxis, teaching high school science and becoming a wife and mother that she became a sculptor. Her life experiences are all a part of her work and she instills a little of her own joy in the diversity of life into each piece. Each piece is made by hand from the original sculpture, through the pouring of the molten metal to the final finishing and patina. Each piece is signed, dated, and ready to hold or display.

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(931) 924-0141

1202 W. Main Street
Monteagle, TN 37356

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HOURS
Tuesday - Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday - Monday
By Appointment
Cell (931) 308-7839






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