Scott Nelles is an artist who has worked in cast bronze for over three decades. He designs and creates everything from decorative art to toys and his work displays a childlike playfulness, elegant design, and superb control of his medium using the timeless methods of sand casting and hand finishing his work. His foundry and studio are in northern Michigan. Scott pulls his inspired from the natural world and its creatures. His inspiration is also derived from his childhood in Detroit and his automotive, ship, boat, and airplane sculptures combine beauty, strength, and a little or a lot of whimsy. His work has been exhibited worldwide and I’m proud to say I have one of his pieces on display in my home, his Land Speed Racer sculpture.
For over three decades, Scott Nelles (NELL-ess) has been producing objects of beauty in cast bronze. From toys to candlesticks, his work displays a childlike playfulness, elegant design and superb control of his medium. In his foundry and studio located in northern Michigan, Nelles is inspired by nature and industry. He uses the timeless methods of sand-casting and hand-finishing to create objects of beauty, strength and whimsy.
The works on this site represent the latest in a line of hundreds of objects Nelles has created over the years. The work has been exhibited worldwide and purchased by individual collectors as well as by the trade.
Please review the images here and feel free to contact Scott Nelles for comments, questions or information on pricing and availability.
In 1893 George W. G. Ferris Jr., a Pittsburgh bridge engineer, designed and built a giant amusement wheel at the Worlds Colombian Exposition in Chicago. His was the largest and most successful wheel of the time and carried 38,000 people per day while the fair was open. Who among us has never experienced riding on a Ferris wheel? Thrill seekers and lovers young and old have memories of riding a Ferris wheel. Engineering has always fascinated me and especially big bridges, buildings, towers and the Ferris wheel