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Stan Switkes: The Works of a Sculptor

Stan Switkes began his career as a designer of women’s handbags in the New York fashion industry. As a designer he traveled world wide, working with manufacturers in Europe and Asia.  He developed a love of clay sculpture, and pottery before beginning his exploration of stone carving.  At 90 years of age, Stan lives in Boynton Beach with his wife of 70 years, Zelda, also a stone carver. He continues to master his carving skills as he dreams, nightly of the stones he acquires and what they will become.  The Rickie Report shares information about his exhibit and sale at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth.

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery 

Presents

 

 

From Clocks to Rocks

The Works of Sculptor Stanley Switkes

 

 

Opening Reception Friday, June 6   

6:00 to 10:00 PM

 

15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth

 

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Master Stone Sculptor, Stanley Switkes, presents his finely carved marbles, alabasters and soapstone works, as featured artist on Friday, June 6, from 6-10 PM at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Stan will be demonstrating his craft, bringing with him the various stages of a work in progress. 

 

Polar Bear Skater by Stanley

 

All of Switkes’ sculptures are created completely by hand. He does not use power tools. “It gives me a great sense of accomplishment. I feel honored to be a part of people’s lives through my art,” Switkes states.

 

Ballerina by Stanley Switkes

 

 

Stan gathers his raw materials from his travels to New Mexico, Colorado and Utah, where he selects beautiful Soapstones and Alabasters. He has been commissioned by a wide variety of clients, and teaches free stone sculpting classes in a facility near his home in Boynton Beach.

 

Clock by Stanley Switkes

 

Once upon a time, Stanley crafted exquisite clocks which he sold on the streets of New York City.  Three of these clocks are displayed on the walls of the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and are for sale during his opening.  From the High End Fashion Industry to his wonderful Clocks, Stanley has finally arrived at his Rocks. Come and celebrate ninety years of art creation and the beginning of a decade of exquisite stone formations.

 

 

 

Clown by Stanley Switkes

Clown by Stanley Switkes

 

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 10AM-5PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or  Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

 

For more information:  Joyce Brown   Flamingo Clay Studio, Inc    ClayGlassMetalStone Gallery    15 South J Street    (215) 205-9441  JClay6@aol.com

 

 

 

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