The executive team created Found Fine Art to join together people we enjoy and respect, who also happen to make gorgeous and meaningful art. It is a collective of friends, both new and old, whose work deserves to be FOUND. Some of our artists are represented by galleries across the nation and world, and some are just beginning their careers as gallery artists. The one, unifying thing they all share is that they are exceptional creators, and we are thrilled to have a venue to share their work with you.
Owner & Director
A graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Mass Communications and Journalism, Jamie began her career as a writer for the Texas Legislative Council. In 2002, she married Clint Howard, a sculptor and new foundry owner, and quickly joined the Crew at Deep in the Heart Art Foundry, now Pyrology Foundry & Studio. Over the ensuing 20 years, she developed a rich understanding about the “business” of art. Her responsibilities have ranged from working as a wax department manager to director of finance to commercial driver, and everything in between. During that time, she was able to meet, learn from, and often befriend some of the most amazing artists of this generation. It is from this pool of spectacular talent that the idea for Found Fine Art was born.
She is also the mother of 2 creatives, Gwyn Howard, who has her own collection of bronze sculptures, and Gladys, who is still finding her artistic calling.
A 5th-generation Texan, Clint Howard was born in San Marcos and grew up working in his family’s construction business. He studied sculpture and jewelry at Texas State University, where he drew on his familiarity with tools and machinery to earn a position as a teaching assistant for the sculpture department and where he ran the university’s foundry for 3 years.
In 1999, Clint left school to purchase a little foundry in Bastrop, Texas in the hopes of facilitating his personal art career. Under his leadership, the foundry has thrived and is now recognized as one of the top art foundries in the country.
In addition to his work running the foundry, Clint has distinguished himself as an exceptional sculptor in his own right, including a life-size moose for the Columbus Ohio Zoo, a heroic-scale firefighter entitled “In Moments Valor” for the Bastrop Fire Department, the Iconic Buc-ee Beaver, and a larger-than-life female Bison for the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, and most recently the Fallen Officer Memorial for the Texas Department of Public Safety. He has also served as the project manager and art director for several monumental art projects, including the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veteran’s Monument, a larger-than-life Phantom Warrior statue for Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, and the 12-foot high class ring at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Pyrology Foundry & Studio
Nestled in the Lost Pines of Bastrop, Texas, this business was founded in 1980. Under its current ownership, it has grown from a 5-person operation to a nationally-recognized leader in the world of art manufacturing that employs nearly 40 talented artisans.
The foundry remains at the forefront of its field by offering turnkey services for art creation, including custom sculpture commissions, 3D laser scanning and rendering, traditional and digital enlargements, in-house or on-site mold-making, casting in numerous alloys, advanced patina, delivery and installation, fabrication, repair and perpetual maintenance.
Found Fine Art is “a small piece of the Foundry” and features the work of many of the foundry’s clients and industry friends. The gallery logo is a nod to the crucible that is used to pour molten metal in the foundry.