Jay Williams with James Evans, holding the memorial
in memory of Madelyn Dunham who raised her grandson
Barack Obama. It depicts her embracing him during
his earlier years in Hawaii.
James Evans, founder of the
Tampa Bay Academy of Hope.
had commissioned Jay Williams to design and
create this bronzed customized gift for
U. S. President Obama..
Forty students had traveled to Washington DC to
present this gift from them to the President.
We designed, sculpted and produce a group of these 3" diameter medallions to be presented as awards by a martial arts organization called the Grey Tigyr. It was sculpted as a bas relief (low relief) sculpture The reverse side has the blank area for engraving the names of the recipients. We designed the front side to reflect the image that we installed on the home page as a Flash unit. see it here.
"Within North America's professional conservation community,
the Wildlife Management Institute's George Bird Grinnell Award
is widely recognized as a premier honor. Each awarding is
commemorated with a superb, custom-made bronze medallion
produced by Jay Williams Design Company".
- Richard McCabe, Vice President, Wildlife Management Institute
This is bronzed customized award was created to last the test of time starting with the Academy's 12th Annual "Faces of Hope" celebration in 2008. Then again in the Academy's 13th in celebration in 2009 and for all future events honoring those who support the ideals and goals of the Tampa Bay Academy of Hope.
Jay Williams decided several years ago to ask his nephew, Drew Williams, if he would sculpt a figure of his cousin Jeffrey for a major final event that was to take place. It was a surprise gift from Jay to his son, before Jeffrey went to college. Jay sent his deisgn for what he had in mind to Drew. It was for Jeffrey's final tap dancing performance at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland. Jay presented the surprise gift to his son at the reception. The likeness was so good and the reaction from this large attended event was so great, that it encouraged Jay and Drew to begin offering customized bronze awards to other individuals and organizations.
Even though Jay has always enjoyed sculpting, his nephew, Drew, grew up to become a very talented and accomplished sculptor. Jay, Drew, other sculptors and fine wood craftsmen now work as a team to offer this special product to businesses and organizations throughout the Untied States and other countries.
The most sought after are sculptures which have such a distinct and accurate likeness. These are subjects of a particular person or a speical pet or horse with or without its rider. For instance, we can make a precise likeness of the horse and of the owner of the horse as shown here.
At times the symbol or logo of a company or organization is creatively worked into the piece. Pricing is based on the needs of each assignment. These works are extremely customized and unique, therefore a very rough cost estimate is given first after the basic idea is discussed. Then, after an indepth interview, a confirmed cost and time frame would be developed.
If you are interested in considering this type of item, or if you know of anyone who have a need for such pieces please call and discuss it with Jay Williams at 301-937-8633.
Pure 6" high bronze figure
mounted on a crafted wooded base.
This type of sculpture is called a bas-relief (low relief) sculpture and is very popular as a wall unit like this or for medallions.
Click here to see the bronzing process
of this piece
"There is no greater honor that the Wildlife Management Institute can bestow and, with this award, comes the appreciation and respect of the entire professional conservation community".
- Steve Williams, WMI President
May 23, 2013, Bowie Maryland - The Prince George's Community Federal Credit Union unveiled the bronze plaque honoring one of its 1967 founding board members, Virginia Stallings. The plaque, designed and produced by Beltsville's Jay Williams Design Company (JWDC) was unveiled in conjunction with the dedication of their new Bowie building to Ms. Stallings.
Jay Williams, president of JWDC, and his nephew, Drew Williams, work as a team to design and craft unique and detailed sculptures, medallions, and plaques.
This bronze, can be viewed in the entrance of the Credit Union's new main office. Jay Williams created the initial design from photographs of Ms. Stallings. The 11.5 X 18-inch bas-relief artwork is a wall-mounted sculpture. Drew Williams, a life-long, accomplished sculptor, creates a raw clay model for customer approval. He creatively applies exquisite finishing details to the clay for a final mold, in this case, made of sand, called "Sand Casting", which was used for the creation of this final bronze-poured artwork.