Seminole: Big time artist likes small town living
SEMINOLE, TX (KCBD) - Jammey Huggins calls herself 'small town', but you'll see her bronze sculptures in galleries all across the southwest from Tucson, Arizona, to the Texas Hill Country.
Jammey is retired now, but only from teaching. Her business goes way beyond the classroom.
She taught art in junior high in Seminole for 17 years. Then, she moved into the high school and taught art there for 14.
She says, "It's really exciting when somebody chooses your work and you know that they like it as much as you do."
Jammey has crafted 86 bronze sculptures, beautiful pieces, each part of a series. Each is signed and sitting on display somewhere across the country. Some have a patina chemical coloring. Some have high gloss accents. But all have one thing in common. a limited edition.
She explains, "The most I do is 50. I figure 50 states and one in every state would not be too many."
Each piece takes her about two months. Although, she says it took much longer to sculpt a large Comanche Indian. When asked if she could make the same thing for her former school, known as the Seminole Indians, she gave in and sculpted one for display there.
Jammey Huggins loves living in Seminole, Texas.
She admits she would rather hide out in her Seminole studio where life is slower and there's more time to enjoy it.
"I'm not ever in a hurry to get someplace," she says. "I'd rather look and see what's there. I hate I-10s and I-20s and all those. I'm just a small town person."
Small town with a huge talent.
You can see all of Jammey's work and a long list of awards on her website at jammey.com.
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