Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Elling W. Gollings
Marylee M. Moreland

Please enjoy the photographs in the process of "E. W. Gollings" by Marylee M. Moreland and the installation at the Sheridan County Historical Museum in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Sheridan County Historical Museum
850 Sibley Circle
Sheridan, Wyoming

October 10, 2011

October 25, 2011

December 3, 2011

July 27, 2012

August 3, 2012

August 4, 2012

August 7, 2012

August 8, 2012

August 9, 2012

August 12, 2012

August 14, 2012

August 16, 2012

August 17, 2012

August 21, 2012

August 22, 2012

August 24, 2012

September 9, 2012

September 21, 2012
Finished clay awaiting trip to the foundry.

October 1, 2012

October 3, 2012

October 3, 2012

Diligent efforts of Rane Paulson and Lee Lindsey of Billings Bronze.

October 5, 2012

October 11, 2012

October 16, 2012

October 20, 2012

October 21, 2012

The furnace was opened for the photographs
to show pieces in investment porcelain sand
being fired at about 1900 degrees for 45 minutes.

Each wax is dipped in a slurry and then covered with sand about 8 to 10 times to amass the shell thickness.

The left bottom photograph and the top photograph show the sand being blown onto the wax piece.

After the invested piece dries then the bottom of the pouring cup is exposed. The bottom of the pouring cup has a paper cover to protect it.

The new invested pieces are placed on the furnace table. Upon placement, the heat takes the wax out of the invested piece thus resulting in the large flame.

The table is put back in the oven for 45 minutes to produce the porcelain shell.

October 22, 2012

October 23, 2012

October 26, 2012

October 31, 2012
Left to right: Cal Paulson, owner of Billings Bronze and Marylee Moreland.

"I think she like's him!"

The canvas strap around his neck is used to move him around in the foundry. He is now at a healthy weight of about 400 pounds.

November 7, 2012

November 12, 2012
Marylee is with Bill after a pot ash finish.

Paul begins working with ferric acid.

Paul applying wax to seal the bronze patina.

November 16, 2012
The installation process by Billings Bronze.

"And Rane dances away ..."

Get together meal before the Moreland seminar.
November 16, 2012

Pat Dusenberry, Joanne Hansen and Marylee
Florence Moore, Larry and Cindy Graber

Nathan Doerr with a Don Butler bow tie as a fundraiser for the Sheridan County Historical Museum.

Sam Smith congratulating Marylee on her talk.

Cindy Graber hidden on the left, Larry Graber on the right, visiting with Marylee after her talk.

Pledge of Allegiance at the unveiling ceremony.
November 17, 2012

Blessing by Reverend Sam Smith
Joliet Wesleyan Church.

Alice Cloud, niece of E. W. Gollings reacts to the unveiling of the monument.


Lee Lindsey and Rane Paulson of Billings Bronze.

The owners of Billings Bronze.

Left to right: Lee Lindsey, Rane Paulson, and Cal Paulson of Billings Bronze.

Gary Temple explaining the paintings owned by the Sheridan School System at the Sheridan County Fulmer Library.

Gary Temple and Nathan Doerr