Born in Deadwood, South Dakota, Ed began pinching clay and developing an interest in sculpture at a young age. His unique ability to portray characterizations delight the many people across the country who view and collect his art. Exactness of detail, whimsy and grace of figurative design are hallmarks of Hlavka's work.
He is available for commissions including monuments, custom bronze fountains, and portraits.
To read an article about Ed, click on the magazine cover.
For Ed's resume, click here
Ed working on the Four Points turnabout monument in St. George, Utah. Click to see the completed work installed.
Ed on the right putting the finishing touches on the Smithsonian monument.
Here he is with the Country Doctor. See the Public Works page to see the full work installed.
Ed receiving the key to the city of St. George, Utah, in thanks for his multiple bronze statues that grace the area.
Ed working on the Noni Juice Man for their headquarters. See the Public Art page for the cast bronze statue.
Ed with his daughter Tia Bella while working on the Smithsonian monument.
Here working on the Sturgis Monument. Click to see the finished bronze sculpture.