When Marshall Fredericks died in 1998, clay models, armatures, molds, sculptures, machinery, tools, equipment, and personal and professional files from his home and studio were donated to Saginaw Valley State University.  This gift created the impetus to expand the Museum to include galleries for temporary exhibitions and a permanent installation of many of the objects from the artist’s studio.  This gallery is known as the “Sculptor’s Studio,” a representation of Fredericks’s studio in Royal Oak, MI.

The casting of Lord Byron, Fredericks’s final sculpture, was filmed primarily for the Sculptor’s Studio where the clay and plaster models of Lord Byron provide a three-dimensional visual to complement the film, which provides an extraordinary look at the process of creating monumental sculpture.

View photos of the Sculptor’s Studio