Metropolitan Galleries was approached by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)  to design and develop a walking black bear sculpture to be placed within a facility located at the North Carolina and Tennessee border.

Our team began development of a clay mold of a life-size walking black bear sculpture, and upon revisions and completion of the mold sculpture, the process of lost wax bronze casting began. Upon Blazer’s completion, he was given a deep chestnut brown fire-applied patina. Not only is Blazer a truly unique and special bear, he has his name carved on to his left rear leg.

Fore more than twenty-five years, Metropolitan Galleries has specialized in the design and development of custom bronze sculptures such as Blazer the Bear and others. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to create something so beautiful for our State of North Carolina.

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Metropolitan Galleries was approached by a creative development team working on an Astronaut camp located in Florida to develop a walking boy bronze sculpture to be placed within the facility placed in walking position with an Astronaut exhibit.

Our portraiture artist drew out the desired  boy sculpture concept from his posture to the details of his face and hair. Following the completed drawings, our production of the sculpture began by developing a clay mold of the desired sculpture. Through the ancient and traditional method of lost wax bronze casting, the process of the walking boy bronze sculpture began.

After the sculpture was completed, the final finish (also known as the patina) is fired into the sculpture with an open flame. This walking boy bronze sculpture is shown in a medium-brown patina.

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Metropolitan Galleries was approached by Koury Corporation to design and develop a large griffin bronze statue for the newly built Grandover Resort & Spa Neighborhood.

Our late founder and artist Steven Bennett had heavy involvement with the design and production of this massive bronze griffin statue that sits atop a large roadway median stone pedestal at the entrance of the Grandover Parkway on Groomtown Road. Upon the completed drawings, the clay mold of the large griffin statue was carved. Upon final details being touched up on the original mold, the lost wax bronze casting process began. After being cast ad assembled, a dark brown patina was applied by flame into the sculpture.

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Metropolitan Galleries was given the opportunity to provide our client with a beautiful carved marble angel memorial sculpture. This large hand carved marble angel and pedestal were designed and manufactured by our professional craftsmen and artisans. This marble angel sculpture represents a graveyard memorial to someone taken from this world before their time.

Our skilled portraiture artist rendered a drawing for our sculptors to use as a reference, as this hand carved marble angel sculpture was designed in the image of the deceased, so that their memory may carry us on though their physical presence no longer can. Metropolitan Galleries has been serving the trade for twenty-five years with our niche customization offerings within marble statuary. For more information on developing a custom marble sculpture or fountain, please reach out to our office.

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Metropolitan Galleries is very proud to showcase our Massive Cupid Torcheres that were purchased from us for a mansion in Atlanta, Georgia. From getting the massive cast bronze cupid torchere sculptures onto a delivery truck, and from concept to completion, this beautiful home with massive thirty-two foot ceilings has a wonderful focal point on each side of the window. For more information on our custom projects and installation projects, please reach out to us at 1-800-929-1681.


Metropolitan Galleries offers an extensive selection of marble sculpture, marble fountains and gazebos. We were given the opportunity to provide the marble tier fountain and marble lady four seasons sculpture set to Boldt Castle of New York for their newly renovated outdoor garden area.

Boldt Castle chose a clean, large floral pattern two tier fountain, carved from high quality marble stone by our skilled sculptors. This classic marble tier fountain (JBF814) is a delicate complement to the Lady Four Seasons sculptures (JBS445). Notice in the photos above how the fountain and sculptures do not obstruct from the natural beauty of the landscape and architecture of the castle.

Our team at Metropolitan Galleries can provide design assistance when choosing a sculpture or fountain for certain design applications. If there isn’t a sculpture or fountain in our product line that fits your project, we can develop custom sculptures and fountains from design concept to final completion. See the ‘Leland Stanford Mansion Project‘ where we produced marble sculptures from photographs and drawings of historical figures. For more information on developing a custom sculpture or fountain project, contact us at 1-800-929-1681.


Metropolitan Galleries was approached to complete four bronze statues, honoring four of Kentucky’s Governors. From design concept to final installation, we began with the sketches of each governor to perfect details and fine tune the perspective of lines and scale.

Developing a Custom Bronze Sculpture

Our team of designer and sculptors can bring any idea or vision to life. Metropolitan Galleries holds over twenty-five years experience designing and developing customized bronze sculpture and fountains. Click here to view the document on creating a custom bronze sculpture.


Metropolitan Galleries specializes in the design and development of custom made sculptures in cast bronze and hand carved marble. Developing a custom sculpture takes approximately 3-5 months and is completed in multiple steps. The first task to address when developing a custom sculpture is to brainstorm and illustrate the design concept to our team here at Metropolitan Galleries. This allows us to document details and specifications for the project before we have a sketch drawing completed by our artist.

Developing a Custom Bronze Sculpture

Our team of designer and sculptors can bring any idea or vision to life. Metropolitan Galleries holds over twenty-five years experience designing and developing customized bronze sculpture and fountains. Click here to view the document on creating a custom bronze sculpture.


It is unfortunate to see some of the worlds most amazing historical sculptures slowly diminish over centuries of time. Luckily, we are the experts for historical sculpture reproductions. Metropolitan Galleries was approached with a need to reproduce historical marble sculptures that were destroyed in the Leland Stanford Mansion fire that happened several decades ago. We have the expertise and ability to develop stunning works of statuary developed from portraiture and sketches. Developing a custom marble sculptures can take anywhere from three to five months. A clay mould is carved first to adjust and finalize the vivid details.

Metropolitan Galleries provides photos throughout the entire clay sculpting process so the details can be adjusted and finalized before chiseling of the marble stone begins. Once the clay mould has been sculpted, our talented marble sculptors then make multi-dimensional measurements for chiseling into the slab of solid marble stone and creating the three dimensional work of sculpted art. This is an extremely labor intensive and time consuming method that requires extreme attentiveness to detail so not to make an incorrect chisel on the slab of marble.  Once the marble sculpture was completed, we then inspected, wrapped and crated this marble angel sculpture and it was installed at the cemetery.

The ‘Leland Stanford State Historic Park’ holds the original Stanford Mansion, once owned by ‘Leland Stanford’, Governor of California. Our talented and skilled artist Dianne Ellis provided drawings of the very few photographs we acquired. From design concept to sculpture delivery, Metropolitan Galleries is proud to have been involved with bringing back the historical feel to the Stanford Mansion with these historical sculpture reproductions. Check out the custom ‘Marble Angel Sculpture‘ we developed in dedication to a lost loved one. For more information on developing custom works of statuary, reach out to us at 1-800-929-1681.


Metropolitan Galleries specializes in custom designed and developed bronze sculptures and fountains. Our company was founded in 1993 by Steven Bennett and his vision was for Metropolitan Galleries to be the leading sculpture dealer in the United States. This led to us not only working with bronze sculptures and fountains developed from a reproduction or common sculptures, we began to sketch out and design our own sculpture designs.

This particular Bronze Turtles & Jellyfish Sea Fantasy Sculpture (SRB48659) operates as a sculpture fountain, designed by Metropolitan Galleries and drawn out for production by our fellow artist Dianne Ellis. Dianne has worked with Metropolitan Galleries for over 16 years and holds extreme talent for sketching out drawings and portraiture. We designed this bronze turtles and jellyfish sea fantasy fountain to potentially be used by a nautical park, zoo or aquarium.

Custom Designed Bronze Sculpture Turtles and Jellyfish Sea Fantasy Fountain by Metropolitan Galleries Inc. Aquarium Nautical Beach Maxwell TaroOnce the drawings were sent to our foundry, a clay and wax mould was created with intricate, hand forged details. After the clay and wax mould hardens, the sculpture mould is then used in the lost wax bronze casting method to develop the final bronze sculpture. This is the most labor intensive and time consuming method of casting bronze sculptures. The next step of development is to apply the finish. The finishes on bronze sculptures are applied by hand and flame. The sculpture has small fish around the base with hand painted details and a durable gloss finish as to keep the original look of the sculpture.

When this Sea Fantasy Sculpture is operating as a fountain, water shoots out from several areas of the sculpture, making it a stunning work of sculpted art. From concept to completion, Metropolitan Galleries can help make your dream sculpture a reality.

Developing a Custom Bronze Sculpture

Our team of designer and sculptors can bring any idea or vision to life. Metropolitan Galleries holds over twenty-five years experience designing and developing customized bronze sculpture and fountains. Click here to view the document on creating a custom bronze sculpture.