Jeff Decker is a sculptor who has been exposed to vintage racing since before he could walk. From the pit stops at The Antique Nationals to the Bonneville Salt Flats, his passion for competition racing was nurtured early on.
Greatly influenced by his good friend and foremost automotive sculptor Stanley Wanlass, Jeff decided to sculpt antique competition motorcycle pieces. The landmark bikes he focuses on are in the finest collections in the nation, including several which are currently with the Guggenheim “Art of Motorcycle” tour.
Jeff spent two years working at a foundry. There he mastered each step
of the lost wax process. He not only sculpts his own pieces, but molds,
wax chases, casts, and contributes to the patination process of each
piece. The synergy between his love for vintage racing and his passion
for art are married beautifully. In his own words, he says that "the
lost wax process is unpredictable, just like the images I like to capture.
When pouring bronze the possibility of crash and burn is as probable
for me as it is for the rider each time he gets on his bike".