Dudley Carter: Tales of the Legendary Redmond Sculptor - Experience Redmond
Experience Redmond, Washington
Experience Redmond, Washington

Dudley Carter: Tales of the Legendary Redmond Sculptor

Nov 09

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dudley Carter: Tales of the Legendary Redmond Sculptor

Redmond Public Safety Center
8701 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052


In the year 1991, Lyn Lambert received a phone call from Michael Vaughan, Dudley Carter’s grandson. Carter needed help to handle all the thank-you letters to the many greetings he received on his recent 100th birthday. Also, he needed help in sending out letters inquiring about the availability of wood for more sculptures. Thus began a two-year-long, intense working relationship between Lyn Lambert and Dudley Carter, by then an elderly man whose works had appeared throughout the Seattle area and around the world in public spaces, private homes, and museums. Local examples of his work can be seen at the Redmond Library, Senior Center, Marymoor Park, Bellevue Square, and the Lodge at Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley.

Lambert has completed a book, “Dudley Carter, Tales of the Legendary Wood Sculptor,” written in collaboration with her late co-author, Mary Sikkema. The book is now awaiting publication. The Redmond Historical Society has chosen to highlight the life and work of Dudley Carter and his relationship to Redmond history this year because of a gift recently received from the Stanley and Marilyn Frey family of La Conner, Washington, former residents of Redmond. Originally commissioned for their Redmond home in 1960, the Freys have donated their Dudley Carter sculpture to the Redmond Historical Society. The sculpture, depicting a reclining fawn, can be found in the Carter catalogue, but its whereabouts was unknown—until now.

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