Jeffery Hall

Sculpture
Silverwood Farm and Studio
39331 Rodeffer Road Lovettsville, VA 20180
Catoctin Region, Stop #7

Abe Pishevar - 6 foot bronze memorial - 2016
Abe Pishevar - 6 foot bronze memorial - 2016

Artist Statement

In my exploration of the figure, I have begun to expand, stretch and transform it. I generally don't concern myself with scale relationships within a sculptural piece and, in that respect, the image becomes a little surreal.

A strong pose represents humanity at its best. While the human body itself is beautiful, the mind affects body language, and the beauty and inner strengths can be realized. The figure is more than just a body in motion it is also a mind at work. I strive to look deeper at capturing that expression between mind and body in an attempt to transcend the medium by turning ceramic, stone, or bronze into flesh.

Biography

Jeff served as sculptor's assistant for eleven years to master sculptor Frederick Hart, working on Hart's major projects for the Washington National Cathedral, President Jimmy Carter's library, and the Richard Russell statue in the Senate building. Mr. Hart once wrote of Jeff's sculpture: "Whose quality of work rivals any in history." After Hart's passing in 1999, Jeff continued to realize Mr. Hart's final works until 2007, bringing them to completion. While working for the Hart estate, Jeff was called upon to redesign the three soldiers for a new Vietnam memorial in Apalachicola, Florida.

Jeff has received numerous museum sculpture awards. His ceramic sculptures have been shown internationally. Hundreds of his architectural sculptures adorn government buildings, churches, and estates on the east coast and in and around the Washington DC area. His work is featured at the Marine Corps administration building and the Washington National Cathedral. His public sculptures can be seen at the Turkish Embassy residence, the US Capitol building, and, most recently, the Martin Luther King Library in Denver, Colorado.

Bust of First Lady Hilary Clinton - installed at the Clinton Library, Little Rock, Arkansas
Bust of First Lady Hilary Clinton - installed at the Clinton Library, Little Rock, Arkansas
Martin Luther King - 8 foot bronze at the Martin Luther King Library in Aurora, Colorado - 2015
Martin Luther King - 8 foot bronze at the Martin Luther King Library in Aurora, Colorado - 2015
Martin Luther King - 8 foot bronze installed at the Martin Luther King Library in Aurora, Colorado - 2015
Martin Luther King - 8 foot bronze installed at the Martin Luther King Library in Aurora, Colorado - 2015
President Kemal Ataturk - 7 foot bronze at Sheridan Circle, Washington, DC -  2014
President Kemal Ataturk - 7 foot bronze at Sheridan Circle, Washington, DC - 2014
Female Construction - Ceramic, wood, metal - 2014
Female Construction - Ceramic, wood, metal - 2014
Ethereal - Bonded marble
Ethereal - Bonded marble
Male and female - Spirit reliefs, bonded bronze - 2014
Male and female - Spirit reliefs, bonded bronze - 2014
Slave Fragment - Ceramic, resin, slate base
Slave Fragment - Ceramic, resin, slate base
Pearl Diver - bronze and Lucite
Pearl Diver - bronze and Lucite
Buffalo Soldier - Clay for bronze
Buffalo Soldier - Clay for bronze
Library Books & Scroll at the Purcellville Virginia Public Library - Dogwood branches in relief on the scroll lay over the books
Library Books & Scroll at the Purcellville Virginia Public Library - Dogwood branches in relief on the scroll lay over the books
Architectural shell relief, 16' x 5', for the tympanum at Chateau de Lumber, Great Falls, Virginia - Foam, clay and plaster model
Architectural shell relief, 16' x 5', for the tympanum at Chateau de Lumber, Great Falls, Virginia - Foam, clay and plaster model
Studio interior
Studio interior
Studio exterior
Studio exterior

Offering on tour: Sculptures formed in ceramic, lucite, bonded marble, and bronzes in a variety of sizes. Demonstrations. Refreshments.

Catoctin Region Stop #7

Directions to Silverwood Farm and Studio:

From Route 7 or Route 9, turn north on Route 287 toward Lovettsville, then turn right on Rodeffer Road (Route 682). Turn right at the T in the road, then right into driveway after 1/4 mile. Studio is at top of driveway in upstairs of Bank Barn.