Steve-WAS BORN IN FAIRBANKS BUT RAISED IN CLARKSVILLE GEORGIA. STEVE IS A SELF TAUGHT SCULPTOR, ORIGINALLY WORKING IN PLASTICINE FOR BRONZE, WOOD, AND STONE. STEVE WAS ASKED TO HELP WITH ICE AT ICE ALASKA IN 1990, AND BECAME SERIOUS WITH ICE SCULPTING IN 1996. STEVE IS ALSO A SELF TAUGHT MACHINIST CREATING OR MODIFYING HUNDREDS OF TOOLS FOR ICE SCULPTING. STEVE'S TEAM CREATED A PIECE AT THE 1996 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS,'THE JOUST', WHICH DREW THE ATTENTION OF CHENA HOT SPRINGS RESORT OWNER BERNIE KARL. BERNIE ASKED STEVE TO DESIGN AN ICE MUSEUM IN 2003, WHICH STEVE AND HEATHER CREATED ALONG WITH AN ORIGINAL CREW. THAT ORIGINAL STRUCTURE MELTED WITH THE SPRING WEATHER IN 2004, AND WAS REBUILT INTO THE CURRENT AURORA ICE MUSEUM IN LATE 2004-2005. STEVE AND HEATHER MAINTAIN AND INSTRUCT OCCASIONAL ICE CARVING CLASSES IN THIS CURRENT STRUCTURE TO THIS DAY 60 MILES FROM THEIR HOME IN FAIRBANKS. STEVE is A N.I.C.A. CERTIFIED MASTER ICE SCULPTOR, A 16 TIME WORLD CHAMPION, HE HAS COMPETED IN 3 OLYMPIC ICE EVENTS, NAGANO JAPAN, SALT LAKE CITY UTAH, TURINO ITALY, AND HAS CARVED AND TAUGHT ice sculpting IN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD.
HEather-Grew up in Fairbanks from the age of 7, and Has a BFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Studying under Wendy Croskrey in Sculpture. HEather called Steve to assist him and try ice as a medium in late 1998 at a friends suggestion. "Steve let me carve the Madona hands on a piece at the local Catholic School and I was hooked, i called Steve persistently to ask to be on his 4 man team at the World Championships in Fairbanks that year (1999). Our team won with 'Feast of PLenty' and I was officially an 'ice Addict". IN 2003 HEATHER AND STEVE STARTED INTO BUSINESS TO WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS BRICE & BRICE ICE SCULPTURES. HEATHER IS THE PROUD MOTHER OF TWO BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS, ONE OF WHICH, (MADI) HAS DELVED INTO ICE SCULPTING WITH HER ON OCCASION, AND A wonderful STEP-SON. HEATHER IS A 7 TIME WORLD CHAMPION, AND HAS COMPETED OR CARVED ICE IN ALASKA, CANADA, OHIO, ILLINOIS, TEXAS, AUSTRIA, GERMANY, AND ITALY.
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