In practice, artwork is made through a collaborative process that involves the participation of all Studio members.

Kent Bloomer

Chief designer of the Bloomer Studio, Kent Bloomer received an MFA in sculpture from Yale University after studying physics and architecture at MIT, and has over forty years of experience as an exhibiting sculptor, practicing designer, and professor. Bloomer is the author of two books: Body, Memory and Architecture and The Nature of Ornament, and has taught a class on architectural ornament at Yale for the past thirty-one years. Read full bio

William Jelley

A master craftsman and designer, William is the Studio’s chief associate. He brings a large depth of knowledge garnered from his work as a furniture designer, sculptor and fabricator.  William has a B.A. in English from Earlham College.

Ioana Barac

Designer and fabricator with a background in architectural design, geometry, and drawing, Ioana is the studio’s principal design associate. Ioana studied architecture and urbanism in Bucharest, Romania, and has a B.S. from University of Hartford and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. She is a recipient of the Moulton Andrus Award for Excellence in Art and Architecture.

 

Other members of the Studio are artists and craftsmen from a variety of disciplines who complement the principal designers and participate in research, production and problem-solving. Strong relationships with a network of skilled artisans, sculpture foundries, welding houses, and architectural fabricators further extend the services of the Studio.

Associated Fabricators and Artisans

Alan Tollakson, a stonecarver and an instructor at Kansas City Art Institute, received a B.S. in Art from the University of Wisconsin and an M.F.A. from the University of Kansas. He specializes in architectural and sculptural stone work and has a studio in Emporia, Kansas.

Welding Works, offers complete industrial metal fabrication services and is located in Madison, Connecticut.

Mystic River Foundry, offers sand casting services and is located in Mystic, Connecticut.

Laran Bronze, Inc. is a full service sculpture foundry located in Chester, Pennsylvania.