Dexter Benedict


Dexter Benedict, Sculptor of Bronze

Dexter Benedict is the owner and operator of Fire Works Foundry in Penn Yan, New York. Dexter has been working in bronze ever since the 1970's, when he graduaded from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture. When Dexter moved to New York, he built the Fire Works Foundry and Sculpture Studio to produce and cast his own work. Currently, he produces works ranging from small pedestal pieces to monumental figures in bronze.


The Process

Dexter Benedict uses the Lost-wax process to create his bronze sculptures. The Lost-wax process is the process by which a bronze sculpture is created from a negative of an original model. Unlike other sculptors, Dexter performs the entire sculpture making process himself, starting from a clay model, and ending up in a finished work.