Thomas Williams wrote:
hey there M. G.
I've been using th eStuller catalog for years now. I checked out your peices.
They aren't really my style. But I want to know how you got to do them for
From: email@example.com on behalf of Jim Chambers
Sent: Monday, November 04, 1996 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: master model maker
YEA,..WELL!... I could do one of those about '1%' as good in about 40 hours
.. so there!!!... Hey its nice to know a real expert... how long does it
take a pro to do just one of those orginal waxes???
At 11:12 AM 11/3/96 -0600, you wrote:
look on pages 329 & 330 of stullers mounting book also 331 the carvings
on the bottom of that page are all mine, alright you talked me into
doing a page, now all I have to do is figure out how .I have only had a
computor for a few months now,so you'll have to be patient with my
alright, here it is,
about 10 yeaars ago I called matt stuller up. i had never heard of the
company before this." i was born into this world with art talents. all
of my intelligence is directed to art and design, i don't, can't direct
it any other way but art ,(i can't do algebra)" anyway we were talking
about matt stuller, i had been on my own for about 18 tears and was
unhappy with the direction my life was going, so i started looking
around for employment. talking to matt asking him if he could use a
designer, model maker, he said no, but do you have any models i could
look at? i sent him 18 silver models and he bought 15 of them. a few
months later he called me up and told me he had introduced my name to a
company in hollywood that marketed master models. they called me up and
asked me to produce 10 new models per week at 100$ each. boy was i in
heaven, for about 18 weeks, then all my models started looking the same.
that was when i realized that i could be making 2-400$and up pr model if
i marketed them myself, so i got ballzee and started calling companies
up and selling myself. about that same time we moved from utah to iowa .
we packed up and moved keeping everything in storage for a month until
we could find a house. at the same time we stayed at my wifes parents
house so i set up a wax bench in the"downstairs". matt called and said
he needed about 30-40 free forms for remount. this is where those two
pages came from. that was in 89'. i am still doing waxes for stuller, as
a matter of fact i'm carving 10 more freeforms for them as we speak. i
carved a great deal of the animal chain slides in their book as well..
.there are also tons of my gents ring designs in their book.are you
familiar with idaho opal?, thay market some of my designs as well as
marketing my name. it all takes time, so be patient my friend, in the
meantime if you need any help with designs or wax work just ask , i'll
help anyway i can. your friend ,,,MIKE GILGER (this door is open to all
of my brothers and sisters)