James Troutman

James Troutman

James Troutman is a Michigan artist and member of the Grand Valley Artists Association.

When Jim is creating a sculpture, he visualizes a particular form in a piece of stone and develops a vision from the grain and unique color formation in the stone. He sculpts the stone to release his vision from within the stone. Sculptures are created from rough soapstone or alabaster mined from a quarry.

Tools used in his sculpting are wood carving tools, rasps, gouges, files and chisels. The finishing process requires hand sanding the form to a fine finish then waxing and polishing to bring out the warmth and beauty of the stone.

Jim’s inspirations for wildlife sculptures have come from travels to South Africa, Alaska, the United States and around the world.

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  • Big Boy by James Troutman


    This hand carved Brazilian Soapstone bear has caught his dinner!

  • Brazilian Soapstone and Rosewood Domed Box by James Troutman


    Beautiful as it is functional…

  • Half Moon-shaped Brazilian Soapstone Box by James Troutman


    In need of a keepsake holder?

  • Never More by James Troutman


    “Never More” by Jim Troutman is a Brazilian soapstone carving.

  • Ready For Hibernation by James Troutman


    Looking for a resting spot…

  • Steely Tail Dance by James Troutman


    The power leaping out of this stone…

  • Swimming Upstream by James Troutman


    This fish flows with natural beauty…

  • The Swimmer by James Troutman


    Rendered with the natural flow of the veins in the stone…

  • Tight Turn by James Troutman


    Enjoy the playful flow of this happy otter…