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Jack Russell Terrier sculpture

Jack Russell Terrier sculpture by Tanya Russell, ARBS. Open edition, from the ‘Great and Small Sculpture’ small animal range. Handmade in England.

 

Jack Russell Terrier sculpture - left side view
Jack Russell Terrier

Material: either Bronze Resin

Bronze Resin Price £45. Includes UK delivery, (international delivery £6).

Foundry Bronze Price £135. Includes UK delivery, (international delivery £6).

Size: H:85 W:100 D:85 mm (H:3 3/8 W:3 15/16 D:3 3/8 inches)

Bronze Resin Weight: 120g (4.2 oz.)

 

To purchase this sculpture please contact the artist. As this artwork is handmade colour 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 Jack Russell Terrier sculpture

I specialise in dog sculptures and have been sculpting them lifesize for many years. The Jack Russell Terrier sculpture was the first small dog I created for the ‘Great and Small Sculpture’ series. When I create larger sculptures I make maquettes – small models to show what the larger sculpture will look like. Many of the maquettes are quite beautiful in their own right, so it was interesting to explore how working at a much smaller scale could translate into a finished piece.

When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life, but in this case, I used many, many photos. They helped to show the animal’s anatomical features, the way its hair lies over its muscles or alters its shape, and the animal’s different poses and attitudes.