The Cockerpoo, Standing sculpture by Tanya Russell, MRBS. Limited edition, from the ‘Affection’ sculpture range. Handmade in England.
Material: either Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze
Bronze Resin (Limited Edition 50) Price £1,620.
Foundry Bronze (Limited Edition 50) Price £6,750.
(Includes VAT and excludes delivery)
To purchase this Cockerpoo 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 Cockerpoo sculpture
Leo the Cockerpoo was a bouncy boy who enjoyed walking in the lovely woods and green fields around his home.
After taking Leo’s measurements I took lots of photographs of him in a variety of poses, watching his expressions and mannerisms, and hearing about the way he behaved at home with his family. After that, with his owners, I decided which pose would suit Leo best, then proceeded to model him in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Leo 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.