I invite you to journey with me through the Gospel as you view my work. Ever since childhood, the Gospel and clay have played a central role in my life.  Sculpting allows me to speak from the heart of the emotion and love I feel for Christ, through each Gospel story I read… My sculptures range from tabletop to monumental; all the pieces you see here can be enlarged. I would be happy to speak with you regarding an idea for a specific sculpture.

Thank you for visiting!


- Michele vandenHeuvel, Bené Bronze


Please click on the images below to reveal detailed photos of each sculpture...









Lord Jesus, in the early morning mist carried across the lake on the spirit wind your voice touches me; Heed the secret to life, do all out of love.

- Joseph VanDenHeuvel














"Thus am I, a feather on the breath of God."

- St. Hildegard of Bingen













"Prayer is the doorway through which God's greatest gifts enter my soul."

- St. Teresa of Avila






















"The mystery of God hugs you in its all-encompassing arms."

- St. Hildegard of Bingen


















































































"Learn to see God in the details of your life for He is everywhere."

- St. Teresa of Avila