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Lying Staffie sculpture

The life-sized Lying Staffie sculpture by Tanya Russell, ARBS. Limited edition, from the ‘Affection’ sculptures range. Handmade in England.

Lying Staffie

Material: either Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze (collar not included)

Size: Life-sized

Bronze Resin (Limited Edition: 25) Price £450. Includes UK delivery, (excludes international delivery).

Foundry Bronze (Limited Edition: 25) Price £2,250. Includes UK delivery, (excludes international delivery).

 

To purchase this Lying Staffie sculpture please contact the artist. As this artwork is handmade colour and weight can vary slightly.

 

Materials explained

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 Lying Staffie sculpture

This Lying Staffie sculpture was modelled on my own beautiful dog Asha, when she was younger. It represents one of my first dog sculptures and the beginning of my love for sculpting dogs in my artwork.

I sculpted Asha from life, taking lots of measurements and photographs, then proceeding to model her in clay. Once I’d sculpted Asha 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.

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