During his year abroad, Fredericks sculpted three portraits which he had cast in bronze. These include Nobuji Yoshida (Portrait of a Japanese), Portrait of a Young Man (Lloyd Westbrook), and Portrait of a German Philosopher. Additionally, Fredericks completed several drawings and sketches of people and places he encountered during this travels. A budding poet, Fredericks also wrote expressive poetry about his experiences abroad. Upon Fredericks's return to the United States, he obtained employment as a part-time instructor in sculpture at the Cleveland School of Art, while continuing to work on and exhibit his own artwork.