Alan Scherer first began experimenting with metals, steel in particular, after retiring from a 47 1/2 year career with Merrill Lynch. Together with artist friend, Nancy Williams, he designed and built framework for custom ceramic tables. Alan expanded his creations to steel work benches and is especially proud of the large protective steel railing he built for a rod and custom shop in El Mirage, AZ. Alan plans to continue his study of metalworking at the new TechShop in Chandler, AZ in collaboration with Arizona State University.
It was in July, 2011, that Alan had a dream he could not ignore. When the Cross appeared bigger than life, he began working on replicating his vision. Alan’s study of dreams extends back to 1958 during his college days when he first began reading the teachings of Carl Gustav Jung and Sigmund Freud. He learned to channel his creative thinking through his dreams, and that became a useful tool in his professional life.
Alan Scherer is an active member of the Phoenix Rotary organization. Other interests include creative writing, building sport cars, hiking the High Points, and spending quality time with his children and grandchildren. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Nancy H. Williams
Nancy H. Williams has been a clay artist since discovering the medium six years ago. She creates handcrafted clay pieces and mosaics and has expanded her business to include custom commissioned work. When friend and fellow artist Alan Scherer called and described his dream, Nancy welcomed the challenge and together they created the Resurrection Cross.
Nancy is a member of SACA (Southern Arizona Clay Artists) and a collaborating artist in the Gail Roberts Studio. Nancy has been a long time resident of Tucson, Arizona.