My Bio

 


Sculpture has always been an important part of Chase's life, even as a child. He has accomplished many things in his forty-year career. He studied writing and journalism  at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has served as a designer for Cannon Mills and in the furniture industry. He was a free-lance artist for Springs Mills of Fort Mill, South Carolina.

He is the founder and owner of The Crow’s Nest Gallery, and CAWW Studios, Inc. He has held private art shows at Daniel Stowe Estates, Farvan International Gallery, Lake Norman Gallery 45 and many other galleries. Many of his sculptured works are sold at the Biltmore Estate Gift  and Garden Shop in Asheville North Carolina. His work has taken him into international foundries to oversee production of his art. Many of his sculptures have been cast in bronze by the Strassacker Foundry in Germany.

Chase has worked with Senator Glenn F. McConnell of Charleston, SC on the historical Hunley project. The Hunley was a Confederate submarine that sunk in the Charleston area. The proposed sculpture will include the sailors that were lost on the Hunley. 

Chase is currently teaching sculpture at the Carolina Clay Connection in Charlotte, NC. He teaches both classes and private lessons. He is a Docent for The Mint Museum of Arts and Crafts in Charlotte, NC and has been commissioned to give demonstrations of wax sculpturing at Founder’s Hall, Charlotte, NC.

Chase’s works are internationally known. In October 2005, Chase Winfield went to St. Petersburg, Russia to teach a master sculptor class. While visiting  artist friends in St. Petersburg, he was invited to the famous Peterburgskiy Hudozhnik Gallery to meet: the owner Galina Georgievna Stepanova, and her lovely niece, Anna Veron, the renowned Russia Classical Painter and Artist  Antaloy Perevyshko, Vladimir Bakhirev, Valentin Skurlov, Nadejda Moiseeva, and our interpreter Olga Borisenko.

 


 

Upcoming Events:

Chase is scheduled to teach a sculpture class at Wild Acres -- a retreat for artists involved in the fine arts. Wild Acres is a non-profit organization owned by the Blumenthal family.

As result of his visit, Chase was invited to return to St. Petersburg during the White Nights in June 2006 to teach a Master Class in sculpting.  Chase also received a commission to create a sculpture for Galina's Gallery to be revealed at a later date. 
 

 


 

 

 

This  picture shows a sculpture of Dale Earnhart designed at the request of Humpy Wheeler for Lowe's Motor Speedway, Charlotte North Carolina.

Dale is surfing in on the checkered flag in celebration of his many winnings.

 
 

 


 

Here are a few of Chase's noteworthy accomplishments:

  • He received the prestigious Herbert J. Philpot Award for Design from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • He received a commission to produce the Spirit of the Arabian Horse” – a beautiful bronze sculpture that was presented  to the top Arabian horseman at Scottsdale, Arizona. The Arabian horse breeder Patrick Swayze has received this award.

  • The Richard Petty Museum decided to commission a bust of the stock car racing legend. Chase captured that characteristic “Petty smile” for all time.

  • He was commissioned by James Jordan, the father of Michael Jordan, to create a sculpture of his famous basketball-playing son.

  • He sculptured a series of large bronze eagles with an eight foot wingspan for the Murdock Estate.

  • He created bust portraits of local civic leaders: Mr. J. W. Cannon, Mr. Charles A. Cannon, Mr. George Batte, Mr. Troy Day, Mrs. Margaret Holt, Mr. Dwight Quinn, Mr. Loden Corriher, Mrs. Eula Klutz, and Mr. Tommy Honeycutt.