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Scott Nelles


Elk Rapids, Michigan

In 1974 while living in Seattle, he began his career in one of many small non-ferrous foundries that catered to the fishing industry. Fraser Bronze of Seattle was a father and son operation and they were very helpful in getting Nelles started after he bought and sold belt buckles to them. He would make patterns for buckle designs and John Fraser would show him how to improve on the methods he was learning at the time, and then cast the buckles for him. After finishing them in his basement workshop, he would make road trips around the country selling the line of buckles, thus entering him into the life of bronze casting. With some years of practice and observation he decided it was time to open his own foundry, so he moved back to his home state of Michigan where he could be closer to his family and friends. Through the years 1978-2000 he built and grew the business to the point of employing full time help and selling his sculpture nationwide. In 2000 he placed a small classified in a foundry trade magazine to sell the patterns and the rights to his line of products that he had been producing since 1978. A large foundry purchased the line and still produces it under the name, Nelles Bronze Sculpture. In the meantime he puts himself to work on creating an entirely new line of works. Nelles is the winner of the James Yaw Gallery Award at the Michigan Artist Craftsman Show; "Best in Show" at the Somerset Invitational Art Exhibition in Troy, Michigan; Looking at Earth Art Show, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; Honorable mention, Regional Show, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan.

 


Scott Nelles "Flying Saucer"
Scott Nelles "Flying Saucer"
Scott Nelles "Land Speed Racer"
Scott Nelles "Land Speed Racer"
Scott Nelles "'Bob' Robot Coin Bank"
Scott Nelles "'Bob' Robot Coin Bank"
Scott Nelles "Bass Cowboy"
Scott Nelles "Bass Cowboy"
Scott Nelles "Trout Cowboy"
Scott Nelles "Trout Cowboy"
Scott Nelles "Tree of Life Menorah"
Scott Nelles "Tree of Life Menorah"