My name is Gabrielle Fischer and I love anything to do with the arts. Making things with my hands is hugely satisfying and I have a feeling it is for you as well (that’s why, you’re here). I make, teach and sell my art in painting, sculpture, personalized body casting and bronze.
Clay was my first love and I worked with it since my early twenties. Attending pottery classes, workshops and seminars is what ultimately led me to sculpture and a new variety of classes.
I’ve studied with many wonderful and notable teachers throughout the years.
The Art Students League of N.Y., Scottsdale Art School in Arizona, Pink House Casting in Vermont, Koffler Centre of the Arts in Toronto to name just a few. In the early 90’s I attended an arts/craft trade show in N.Y. and discovered a molding powder that would add a new element to my art. This molding material fascinated me and I started making mold impressions of family and friends. Requests for larger castings made me realize I needed to fast track and study with the experts. The creative license of incorporate body casting with sculpture fascinated me. Private commissions for personalized sculptures inspired me to bring out the best possible pose for each personality with whom I worked. These sculptures were artistically designed for posterity and would reflect their essence for generations.
Fast forward to twenty-five years later and my CV (Curriculum Vitae Summary) has exploded. My bronze sculptures have been exhibited in galleries, live performance casting demonstration at shows and interviews on television, magazine and newspapers. Some of the celebrities I’ve worked with and created busts for are George Chuvalo, Robert Bateman, guitarist Don Ross, musician Walter Ostanek, body builders, dancers, politicians and the average person who has an understanding of what it means to be “one with the art”.
I will never stop creating, but I think an artist has a responsibility to teach, to pass on acquired experiences not available in books.
That is why I created Life Casting School of Art. For those who have a vision for themselves as entrepreneurs and recognize the possibilities in the keepsake/memorabilia industry, I’ve created a program just for them. This three-day workshop will give you the opportunity to structure a home based business around your family.
There are more complex courses for larger body castings, such as face casting and torso casting. I want to give you the full experience and opportunity to succeed as a hobbyist or a professional.
The Art School aspect of LCSA is to have fun and try something new, explore paints with vibrant colors and unique applications. Have you heard of “silver clay”, a soft clay that is actually 99.9% silver when fired? It may sound complicated, yet simple when you learn how. You can even take your work home the same night.
It’s never too soon and never too late to learn about the ever-challenging world of art.
For a more detailed description of my CV, please view here.
A little history about life molds or body casting. If you were to view the works of John DeAndrea, Duane Hanson and George Segal, you would see a visual explanation transcending the technical skill required and view the artistic interpretation.
Keepsakes and memories of childhood become more and more important with each day. Taking a mold impression of a newborn or a child at any age becomes generational. An heirloom to hand down that is viewed with amazement. Our shadow box keepsakes protect these treasured mementos as wall hangings alongside other artwork in your home. View the wide selection of displays in our portfolio.
It’s what an artist does with the mold, that makes it more than it is. It is our “canvas” when we wish to sculpt or embellish and give it a voice for expression. Vanity casting sculptures represent a part of your personality in a moment of time. It’s more than just a mold, it’s my passion to make you the work of art you are.