Bill Casto

Hometown: Williamsburg, VA

Former college football coach and athletic director, Bill Casto, creates one-of-a-kind wildlife sculptures out of driftwood gathered from the Atlantic Ocean, nearby swamps, and other waterways. Often driftwood will lie on the floor of muddy bottoms until eventually washed ashore by storms, resulting in unique colorations and textures of the wood.  By using available lines and planes, he brings to life his wildlife sculptures. He has been widely recognized for attention to detail, use of grain patterns, and hand polished glass-like finishes. His sculpture, “Wind Riders,” won Best in World  at the 2015 Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championship.




Art at the Academy