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  Hiram Ball
  Joan Brancale
  Anne Boucher
  William Burnham
  Eli Cedrone
  Vera Champlin
  Ann Trainor Domingue
  Marguerite E. Falconer
  F. Ronald Fowler
  Sue Gilkey
  Lois Griffel
  Laura Griffith
  Ann Hart
  Susan Hollis
  Don Krohn
  Elizabeth Lazeren
  Barney Levitt
  Carol Maguire
  Joe Moniz
  Ginny Nickerson
  Kenneth Northup
  Jo Ellen Reinhardt
  Jo Ann Ritter
  Pharr Schulenburg
  William Simpson
  Odin K. Smith
  Charles Sovek
  Pottery by Gail Turner
   
 

Hiram Ball

 

  About the artist

Hiram Ball
La Steeple sur La Selle de Femme
Bas Relief
Cold Cast Bronze
16" x 12" x 2.5"
$1,600
   
Hiram Ball Une Grace
Bas Relief
Cold Cast Bronze
16" x 12" x 2.5"
$1,600
   
Hiram Ball La Femme Assise, back
Bronze
3.5” x 4.5” x 2"
$950
   
Hiram Ball La Danse en Fleur
Bas Relief
Bronze
15” x 10” x 3"
$1,950
   
Hiram Ball La Reaction Bust
Bronze
3.5” x 3.5” x 8.5"
$950
   
Hiram Ball La Femme Rythmique II Bust
Bronze
5” x 5” x 9"
$950
   
Hiram Ball La Reaction
Bronze
25.5” x 9” x 7"
$3,650
   
Hiram Ball Arabesque
Bas Relief
Cold Cast Bronze
12” x 8"
$550
   
  Hiram Ball Calle Lillies
Bas Relief
Cold Cast Bronze
20” x 7"
$950
   
Hiram Ball Femme sur Chaise
Bas Relief
Cold Cast Bronze
14” x 10"
$1,200
   
Hiram Ball Femme et Fleur
Bas Relief
Cold Cast Bronze
16” x 12"
$1,200
   

Hiram Ball came to figurative sculpting as an extension to his business career via a series of unique turns, and genetics. His grandparents had a talent for painting and could claim Charles M. Russell and his protégé, Joe deYong, as friends when they had their ranch in Idaho in the early 1900’s. In addition, his mother was a respectable painter, so the visual arts were always in the home, as well as an environment that appreciated the arts while growing up on a working farm outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

However, the entrepreneurial spirit took over after a stint in the Marines and college. “Creating a business or a creating a work of art draws on the same creative instincts,” is his position. While training sculptors and giving workshops on how to use several of the products he developed to cast their work he became intrigued with doing his own figurative sculpting and life casting. Taking workshops with some of the best figurative sculptors and extensive study of anatomy convinced him that clay, molds and bronze were his medium.

“To me, the human body is the most unique form in the world when you consider how it moves and conveys emotion and energy. The stories it tells, if you only look. My goal is to interpret that in clay first and then into a permanent bronze, for others to enjoy. It is a difficult quest. The fun is trying to captive it. Viewing Rodin’s “She Who Was Once the Helmet-Maker’s Beautiful Wife” and the “Gates of Hell” had a strong impact on reinforcing this decision to become a figurative sculptor.

An Orleans, MA resident, he currently is working from his studio in Harwich, MA

Casting Mediums
All of Mr. Ball’s work is cast either in foundry cast bronze, or a cold casting medium that uses spray atomized metal powders in heavy concentrations in a water or resin based matrix. These mixes, which incorporate the metal powders, or marble dust or other fillers as an example, would when cured, behave like the respective materials. This means they would respond to chemical acid patinas and be polished using traditional metal working equipment to give a cast that looks, feels and weighs like a foundry cast piece of sculpture. Other fillers can be finished to give natural looks. This results in a much more affordable work of art. Each piece is cast by hand and individually patinaed and burnished. Consequently, no two pieces will be exactly alike.

Education

  • Franklin & Marshall College, BA, 1968

Workshops & Private Study

  • Scottsdale Artists School
  • Jerry Cox, Tuck Langland FNSS, Lincoln Fox FNSS, John Coleman FNSS & CA
  • Duncan MacDiarmid
  • Fritz White CA
  • Walt Horton & Lincoln Fox FNSS

Teaching Experience

  • Scottsdale Artists School with Jerry Cox,
    Mold Making and Casting

Professional Memberships

  • Founding Board Member of the Association of Lifecasters International
  • Board of Directors of the National Sculpture Society, New York, New York
  • American Artists Professional League, elected member
  • Portrait Society of America, member
 

Exhibitions, Gallery Shows and Awards

2015

  • La Steeple, Honorable Mention in the CAC Member’s Show

2014

  • American Artists Professional League
    86th Grand National Exhibition – George Gach Memorial Award
  • The American Artists Professional League, 86th National Show, Salmagundi Club NewYork, New York
  • Member’s Show, Creative Art Center, Chatham, MA
  • Second Annual September Invitational, Creative Art Center, Chatham, MA
  • All Cape Cod Art Show, Honorable Mention: “Ray of Hope”, Chatham, MA
  • Plymouth Guild 47th Annual Juried Art Show, Plymouth, MA Juror

2003 and prior

  • Alpha Studio, Jefferson, IA Summer Show
  • Gallerie Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA “Bodies of Work”, “Art in Abundance”, “Holiday Show”
  • Bird in the Hand Gallery, Sewickley, PA One Man Show
  • World West Gallery, Washington, PA Art in the Alley
  • Loveland Invitational, Loveland, CO 1998 through 2003
  • Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA “A brush with History”
  • Pittsburgh Horticultural Society Group Show
  • Sculpture International, Atlanta, GA Group Show
 

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