Happy Hallows!

Happy Hallows!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

My favorite time of year!  Spooks, goblins, zombies and carvin’ pumkins….did I mention artists? The foundry is kinda slow, working on some BIG projects! The gallery is moving in the right direction, thanks to help from Stephanie Enouen & Todd Jenkins…they have really contributed greatly! The Art Walks are doing better and have some really […]

September Remember’s…

September Remember’s…

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Where does time go??? This month is slated for OSU project to be wrapped up with Maritta Black, will be posting images on FB when available…The Russell project is really heating up, pardon the pun…lol Enjoy the fall, I know I will 🙂

Dog Days of Summer…

Dog Days of Summer…

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Ugh…been a hot one this August…looks like we’re go get a small break this week, fingers crossed! Russell Elephant project is in full bloom, pouring metal already, proud of the troops! We atre scheduled for an April 2017 install, we’ll be ready!

Lots going on in July….

Lots going on in July….

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

America’s birthday came and left faster than a pop bottle rocket!! The heat has set in, but not brutal….yet…lol The magnificent Russell elephants are going well, as well as the OSU horse monument due to be installed in late August. Maritta Black has taken the campus by storm for sure… Been trying to get dad’s […]

Summer Approaches…

Summer Approaches…

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Memorial Day has passed, and on that day I hope you took the time to reflect, to remember, to appreciate all whom have passed in your lives, be it Grandma, or a son/daughter lost on a foreign land, a beloved pet… This day was also the dedication of the iconic sculpture of Pope John Paul […]

The month of May is upon us!

The month of May is upon us!

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Blog | 2 Comments

Where is the world does time go? I am lost for words….It seems I penned my April blog three days ago, NOT! Oh well…… This Spring has been non stop with our monumental out put, General Darby to Arkansas, The Canisius Griffin to New York and now the infamous, iconic Pope John Paul II, sculpted […]

Tax Month…oh Boy!

Tax Month…oh Boy!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Blog | 2 Comments

Taxes? What a great way to get depressed…lol But…we carry on! Art Survives! Speaking of Art, the Pachoderm project is in full tilt with sculptor Jocelyn Russell from Washington state! We will install this incredible project next April, a year from now, very excited to have her on board! Also, by the end of this […]

March is marching right in!

March is marching right in!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

My goodness where does the time fly?? We didn’t have a Winter so to speak of so it makes this time thingy even more ridiculously FAST! So many things going on, the Pope John Paul II should be heading out next month to the “windy city” Chicago. We will have a time lapse video on […]

Leap Year…An extra day!

Leap Year…An extra day!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

So it’s Leap year? I never understood it really, I guess if my birthday fell on it I would…All I know is that we get another day this year, right? LoL… We will use it wisely here at The Crucible…weathers been excellent this “winter”, knock on wood that it continues! Up north hasn’t been so […]

So the New Year begins….

So the New Year begins….

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Going into our 17th year…oh my where has the time gone? This year is starting off a bit slow, not like last year, however we do have lots of interesting projects coming up this year that will be really iconic… The Pope John Paul II has been postponed for a month or so, the massive […]

Merry Christmas! HoHoHo!

Merry Christmas! HoHoHo!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

This December has been so mild, quite beautiful really! I wonder what ole’ Jack Frost has in store for us?? It’s a week from Christmas and we’re looking at temperatures in the 60’s this holiday weekend! The foundry is busy, lots of small projects finishing up for our beloved clients! The OSU monument is going […]

November, One to remember….

November, One to remember….

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

I am running about 2 weeks over here for my monthly Blog…Many reasons have contributed to this, but the major one is the passing of our father, Thomas Dale Palmerton…Steve, my sisters and myself, all made the pilgrimage to Brownville, Nebraska where we set him free on the mighty Missouri River. The river was in […]

October, my favorite Month! Boo!

October, my favorite Month! Boo!

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Indeed it is, time for the Zombies to arise, the witches to fly, the ghosts to haunt! I am not sure why this month has so mesmerized all of these years, but it does…the weather change, the colors in the forrest, the crisp morning breaths of fresh air… From last month, we are still going […]

Let Fall Begin…..

Let Fall Begin…..

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

My favorite season, even though it is the time for outside life to transcend back to being remade, the colors, the atmospheres created due to the changes, makes it remarkable… The Crucible has many irons in the fire this Fall, the biggest of course is Pope John Paul II, Ms. Teresa Clark will be here […]

Thinking of Loveland, Colorado this month!

Thinking of Loveland, Colorado this month!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Here’s a salute to the land of the north in the great state of Colorado, mainly to Loveland, CO…one of the greatest shows on planet Earth pertaining to Bronze Sculpture! Second weekend of August is by far one of the most exciting times for our industry! Thousands gather to view some of America’s finest sculptors […]

Happy Birthday America~!

Happy Birthday America~!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Here’s to our freedoms, our rights, our religions! To each other, to our families, our friends, to the ONES that carry our banner, to protect, to serve, either here or/and on foreign lands…if we should be there or not! Respect your neighbor, respect your Earth, hug your kid, hold your pet, try to be wise in […]

15 minutes of “Fame”….

15 minutes of “Fame”….

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Blog | 4 Comments

It’s nearing the end of June, as many of you know, the reality program we were part of kind of went down the drain with the May rains…I thought, along with others, that “The Monument Guys” had a chance for success…I thought the subject matter was awesome, the sculpting was superb, as well as the […]

the fountain – by steve palmerton

the fountain – by steve palmerton

Posted by on May 24, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Truly one of the most breath taking fountains I have ever seen and yes I am biased. My brother Steve surpassed all the clients expectations and then some! Me as well…I invite you to check out the video I produced with Matt Horton @ AVProstudios here in Norman. He was a pleasure to work with! […]

A Few Words…

A Few Words…

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

May 23rd. 2015 I begin this new cyber journey, with my family of talented, gifted artisans. They are our life line, our absolute catalyst for success. From here you will be able to see what we really do, and of course, why we do it. What’s the age ole’ adage? An image is a thousand […]

OAGAAG, Once A Gorilla, Always A Gorilla, Sculptor Tom Corbin

OAGAAG, Once A Gorilla, Always A Gorilla, Sculptor Tom Corbin

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in Blog | One Comment

The year-long journey from the Corbin Studio to the PSU Campus is documented in this “Making of the Gorilla” video. From Tom’s initial trip to the Kansas City Zoo, to The Crucible Foundry to the final installation, you’ll witness the unique process of creating a monument. “Given the opportunity to sculpt my first gorilla, I […]