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#20 The Sculptor’s Journey: Eric Slocombe’s Path from UPS to Full-Time Artist

In this episode, Darrell welcomes sculptor Eric Slocombe, who shares insights into his career transition from various day jobs, including a long stint as a UPS driver, to becoming a full-time sculptor.

They discuss the origins of his interest in sculpture, his experiences working at a foundry, and his unique patina techniques. Eric emphasizes the importance of hard work, continuous learning, and adapting to market demands. He also talks about his routine, research practices, and the emotional aspect of art sales. The conversation touches on his participation in art shows and his advice for aspiring sculptors. They conclude with a mention of his current major projects, including a life-size golfer sculpture for a golf course in Arizona.

Highlights Include:

• Eric’s Journey into Sculpting

  • Balancing Day Jobs and Art

  • Mastering the Craft: Foundry Experience

  • Transition to Full-Time Artist

  • Creating and Casting Sculptures

  • Advice for Aspiring Sculptors


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