Game-changing Solution for Custom Sculpture Studio

When the owners of Cherrylion Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, renowned for its custom bronze sculptures and statues, decided to relocate after 22 years, they turned to the expertise of Vulcan Steel Structures.

The move marked a significant milestone for the largest custom sculpture studio, specializing in fine art sculpture commissions for public, corporate and private collectors.

Collaborating with Vulcan proved to be a game-changer. The result is a state-of-the-art studio that perfectly meets the needs of Cherrylion Studios’ large-scale sculpture projects. The new gallery comprises three buildings, including two lower gable buildings and one single-slope building, spanning 2,660 square feet. These buildings feature Rustic Red panels with Ash Gray trim, offering an aesthetically pleasing and functional design.

This new studio space provides ample room and the necessary structural support for heavy bronze works, facilitating the studio’s extensive work in bronze sculptures and other fine art commissions. The transition to the new location has been smooth, with Cherrylion Studios announcing that it has “moved in and hit the ground running” at its new premises.

Banks has spent seven years at Vulcan using her engineering experience and education to create complex designs for customers. This requires Banks to juggle and multi-task. “One moment I am designing complex buildings, determining the best possible framing solution, and another I am working through the designer’s, permit drafter’s and detailer’s schedules,” explained Banks. “Managing all those moving parts of personnel and their time to complete the multiple projects going through the organization and working through building framing design is enjoyable.”
Like other company employees, Banks is most proud of Vulcan’s employees’ willingness to create quality buildings. “My coworkers are willing to give their best efforts to complete projects accurately and give a great product for our customers,” Banks shared. “We all strive to improve our standards to keep up our quality and hopefully exceed expectations.”

An avid reader, Banks earned a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Louisville before being recruited by an Ohio metal building company. With roots in Kentucky and Ohio, Banks cheers for the Ohio State University Buckeyes and the University of Louisville Cardinals sports teams.

Early in life, Banks pursued a career in dance that sadly petered out at the tender age of 11, but she has since found another art form that better suits her design sensibilities. She spends most weekends in her sewing room creating quilts and sewing all kinds of bags. Banks generously gives handmade blankets to “first responders that then give those blankets to children for comfort and security during a time that might be quite scary.”

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