The Griffin sculpture by Tanya Russell, MRBS. Limited edition, from the ‘Gardens’ sculpture range. Handmade in England.
Material: either Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze
Bronze Resin (Limited Edition 5) Price £995.
Foundry Bronze (Limited Edition 5) Price £3,250.
(Includes VAT and excludes delivery)
Height: 3 feet
To purchase this Griffin sculpture please contact the artist. As this artwork is handmade colour can vary slightly.
Bronze Resin (known also as Cold Cast Bronze) is made from a polyester epoxy resin with real bronze powder mixed into the surface layer. The final product is patinated (a term that describes the reaction of chemicals with the bronze powder in the surface) to give it a very similar colour to foundry bronze.
Foundry Bronze is made from molten metal using the lost wax method. Bronze metal is a blend of copper and tin along with other metals to give different characteristics to the final product.
Both forms begin as a clay or wax sculpture, from which a mould is taken, but Foundry Bronze casting is a costly and time-consuming process. Cold Casting allows for faster production and a more affordable sculpture.
The intention behind the Griffin sculpture
Commissioned by John King from Downing College, the griffin is a heraldic symbol of the college. This was the first mythical creature that I’ve sculpted.
Once I’d sculpted the Griffin sculpture in wax a rubber mould was taken, with ‘keys’ placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. Then a shell of fibreglass was applied, to protect the mould and support it during the casting process.