How are Custom Bronze Sculptures Made?

Custom Sculpture Commissions

Interested in how a bronze sculpture is made? Follow along as I take you through each step of the custom bronze sculpture-making process. Step 1: Concept To start the process, I work with the client to gather as much information as possible…feelings, memories, pictures, visions, or sketches that the client wants to capture for their […]


Sheriff's Tribute

On April 26th, 2018 I attended the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer Memorial. I went to pay my respects, and also to unveil the sheriff’s memorial. The tribute includes 61 names of those whose lives were given in the line of duty. It is my honor to have engraved each of these heroes’ names. In addition to […]


Pensacola Military Monument

The memorial for the Pensacola, Florida military monument, reached its final bronzing. The installation took place in May of 2019   This piece showcases two military apparatus; a UH-60 Helicopter and a Humvee. The helicopter is over 3 feet long, while the Humvee sits at 2.5 feet in length. Bronze patina makes up the piece […]


Cowboy hat

In 2019, I was commissioned to sculpt a Cowboy hat. This was to be no ordinary hat sculpture. This sculpture to honor the late Larimer County Commissioner, Lew Gaiter.   The hat was a replica of his signature cap he wore around Larimer County for almost 9 years.   Lew Gaiter was a true Colorado […]


Tools of the Trade a top the Fireman's Prayer

East Windsor NJ Volunteer Fire Company installed a “Tools of the Trade” limited edition sculpture. You can also see Illinois version here: Austin Weishel (@austinweishel) • Instagram photos and videos   Tools of the Trade sits atop a concrete base. The sculpture showcases a bronze and buffed bronze helmet, decorated with a custom shield. The […]


Never left behind

I am very excited to announce that the ground for the Nevada Fallen Firefighters Memorial has broken ground! You can view the progress of the piece here: Austin Weishel (@austinweishel) • Instagram photos and videos The Nevada Fire Memorial features five life size firefighters in action. This is an interactive piece. The memorial allows visitors […]