RICHARD A. CASTRINA


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Richard Castrina is a retired racehorse trainer and driver (he raced trotters) who, at one time, considered himself a hobbyist “wood butcher” and blacksmith. Several years ago his love of things equine and his hobbies came together when he decided to investigate restoring old sleighs. As he researched sleighs, he encountered a one-third scale Albany sleigh and was so taken with it he decided to build one for himself.

The hobby became habit forming. Castrina continues to make the miniatures, no more than about 12 each year because of the research demanded for creating designs and the patience required for his precision workmanship. When he’s not working on miniatures, he also restores full-size sleighs.

Castrina has been commissioned by both museums and collectors to create his miniatures. His work has been repeatedly chosen for the Directory of Traditional American Crafts for the past several years.

Sugarloaf Mountain Sleighs
777 W. Butler Dr.
Sugarloaf, PA 18249
Phone: 570-788-3413
Email: crafts@ptd.net
Website: sugarloafmt.com

Richard A. Castrina has been selected for the following Directories:

2016
Year: 2016, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2015
Year: 2015, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2014
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2011
Year: 2011, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2010
Year: 2010, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2009
Year: 2009, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2008
Year: 2008, 
				Category: Christmas
CHRISTMAS
2008
Year: 2008, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2007
Year: 2007, 
				Category: Christmas
CHRISTMAS
2007
Year: 2007, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2006
Year: 2006, 
				Category: Christmas
CHRISTMAS
2006
Year: 2006, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2005
Year: 2005, 
				Category: Holiday
HOLIDAY
2005
Year: 2005, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2004
Year: 2004, 
				Category: Christmas
CHRISTMAS
2004
Year: 2004, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2003
Year: 2003, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2002
Year: 2002, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2001
Year: 2001, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
2000
Year: 2000, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
1999
Year: 1999, 
				Category: Miniatures
MINIATURES
Biography updated October 3, 2016   Photograph updated October 3, 2016  Contact information updated March 23, 2015
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