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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  • Baltic Birch and Canary Wood Box by James Troutman


    A precious box for your precious items…

  • Big Boy by James Troutman


    This hand carved Brazilian Soapstone bear has caught his dinner!

  • Friendly Face by James Troutman


    The manatee raises its head to greet you…

  • Ready For Hibernation by James Troutman


    Looking for a resting spot…

  • Red Elm and Soapstone Box with Frog by James Troutman


    Exquisitely carved box…

  • Rosewood and Soapstone Box with Bear by James Troutman


    Let the bear guard your treasures…

  • Steely Tail Dance by James Troutman


    The power leaping out of this stone…

  • Swimming Upstream by James Troutman


    This fish flows with natural beauty…

  • Tight Turn by James Troutman


    Enjoy the playful flow of this happy otter…

  • We Are Family by James Troutman


    These meerkats all stand tall…