Hi, my name is Jay Sawyer and
Stemwinder Sculpture Works & Gardens
represents two passions in my life; creativity and independence. The "Sculpture Works" part actually started as Sawyer's Welding & Mobile Repair in 1994, after working several years as a Marine Engineer.
Fabrication, repair and maintenance skills were fine tuned. Suddenly requests were coming from artists, gallery owners and architects for consultation and collaboration. Along with great input from a handful of mentors, this has allowed my shop to
evolve into a well-rounded "studio".
The "Gardens" part is a result of almost
thirty years of effort to highlight the natural beauty of the property we are lucky to own. What you will experience when you visit the sculpture garden
is a wonderful marriage of nature and art.
You can stroll over three acres of lawn,
pond and pine grove where dozens of
sculptures are carefully sited, most for sale.
Most of the sculpture is inspired by found objects or discarded materials. This inevitably leads to a body of work with a wide variety, however, most are rustic and very suitable for outdoor environments. My appreciation for form and balance is applied to these materials that represent time and a previous purpose for existing, giving each piece its own unique story.
There are literally hundreds of you I want to thank for supporting my dreams. I invite you to take a ride
with me and see where this thing goes!