Bella: A Sculpture by Master Craftsman Tom Moser

  • BOSTON, Massachusetts
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  • December 27, 2010

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"Bella" bronze by Tom Moser.

Tom Moser, master woodworker and founder of Thos. Moser, decided to explore a new medium and has created a dramatic new bronze sculpture, Bella, an elegant nude study of a young woman. Tom’s new work will be offered in a limited edition of twenty, is available now in Thos. Moser’s Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. showrooms, and retails for $18,000.

Artist Statement: Unlike wood, fashioning clay is both additive and subtractive! correcting mistakes and editing are more easily done. Replicating the human form in clay is a joyous experience and then seeing this effort cast in bronze through the lost wax process is magical. Since this piece was sculpted in La Belle, Florida, in the winter of 2010, she has been named “Bella.” My neighbor was the model and the final result is forever fixed in 140-pounds of statuary bronze.

Thos. Moser was founded more than thirty years ago to restore the lost art of fine woodworking. Formerly a Bates college professor, Tom Moser left teaching in 1972 to start making one-of-a-kind furniture in an old Grange Hall in New Gloucester, Maine. His wife Mary managed the selling and finances, while their four sons trained as young apprentices. There was no business plan, no product, no sense of marketing, and, to their banker's horror, no cash or cash flow. The first advertisement, which ran in Down East magazine, read, "Antiques are prized for their qualities of age, design and purity of craftsmanship. Our furniture is inspired by traditional design, constructed with pride and executed by hand, restoring a relationship between man and his practical art." Since then little has changed in the company's intent or product.

For information or images, or to arrange to speak with Tom Moser about Bella, contact:
HFS Communications | Susan Harrison ! 617-467-4197 !

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