My name is Tom Rogers, I was raised in the small town of Wingdale, New York. I am a Veteran, having served my country for 4 years in the U.S. Navy, and after which, earning an Associates degree in Commercial Art and Advertising. I am proud to be an American, and an American Sculptor.
My specialty, or core competency, is in the field of Medallic Art. I have 39 years experience designing and sculpting medals and coins, receiving freelance commissions from many private mints. I was a United States Mint Sculptor/Engraver during the period from October 1991 to January 2001. I left the Treasury Department to resume a freelance design and sculpture career.
I can design a medal or coin and provide finished plaster models of the design that are suitable for machine reduction to the dies used to strike the pieces.
This service I can provide to both private mints, organizations, and individuals as well.
In the past, for many organizations, I have executed complete medal programs. This involved my designing the medal, sculpting models, ordering dies cut, encapsulating the struck medals, printing Certificates of Authenticity, and delivering the finished pieces.
I have developed the technique of carving directly into the negative plaster, bypassing the time consuming plasteline stage that most medallic sculptors use. I rarely use plasteline, and reserve it only for high or alto-relief work. By carving directly into the negative plaster, I have found that I have greater control over the detail, and lessen the turnaround time due to the shortened process.
Being a traditionalist, all the design and plaster work I do is totally by hand, utilizing an age-old casting process.
This website displays some of the works that I have done for both private mints, organizations, indiividuals, the United States Mint. and myself. I have been fortunate in my endeavors over the years to have been selected for many prestegious commissions.and as a U.S. Mint Sculptor/Engraver for a decade, honored to have created many Circulating U.S. Coins, Comemmorative Coins, as well as Mint, National, and Congressional Medals.
I would like to welcome you to this website, and hope you enjoy viewing some samples of my work as much as I enjoyed creating them. If you are considering the conception of a medal, please contact me with your information either by phone: 541-533-3129 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can get started on the ultimate design for the subject you want portrayed in metal.