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Bradley and MacDonald Hold Sculpt-Off

Magazine article Art Business News

Bradley and MacDonald Hold Sculpt-Off

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MONTEREY, Calif. -- When sculptor Paige Bradley announced last fall that she was moving her studio space from Monterey, Calif. to Carmel Valley, Calif., her longtime friend and mentor Richard MacDonald wouldn't let her leave without challenging her to a sculpt-off.

In October, during a sculpting workshop, MacDonald and Bradley faced off in a sculpting dual. The workshop participants became spectators as the two sculptors began crafting 24-inch figures in clay from a model. After two and a half hours of intense concentration, the competitors finished their sculptures and the contest with a high-five.

"It is wonderful that two people can have this kind of connection," Bradley said. "It is very rare. We almost made sculpting a sport today."

Bradley met MacDonald in 1994 when, as an aspiring artist, she began her apprenticeship in his Carmel, Calif.-based Richard MacDonald Studios--a huge gallery and foundry space that he runs his business out of. …

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