*Sean Leahy graduated in 2005 from Webster University in St. Louis with a BA in Studio Art. After spending a semester in Vienna, Austria, he returned to St. Louis and began working for the area’s premiere ice sculpting company, Ice Visions. During his six years at Ice Visions, Sean carved thousands of sculptures, managed hundreds of set-ups and deliveries, and performed ice-carving demonstrations around the city for organizations such as the St. Louis Blues, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the University City Loop Ice Carnival.
Sean also competed in several local and national competitions, taking first place and earning a silver medal at Mt. Holly, New Jersey’s Fire and Ice Competition in 2009. Further, Sean has taught ice sculpting classes at Forest Park Community College culinary program and also assisted in launching the ice sculpting program at Southwest Illinois Community College.
In addition to competing and teaching, Sean also produced an art show entitled “A Melting” at Boots Contemporary Art Space in spring of 2009. With three multi-block carvings, an ice bar featuring two luges, photographs, a stop-motion video and a live demonstration, Sean proved that ice can be anything from a unique centerpiece at a wedding to a more conceptual work of art.
In the late summer of 2010, Sean, with the support of his new wife and all their family and friends, decided to take the plunge and bring his creativity, hard work, and professionalism to Central Texas.
Recently recognized by the National Ice Carving Association, NICA, as a Certified Professional Carver, Ice Educator, and elected as the 2nd Vice President on the 2013 board, he is here to provide the region with superior quality, innovative ideas, and, most importantly, fun and quirky ways to add a new dimension to life’s special occasions.”