“I was commissioned to create a lovely camel by the departing Master of the Grocers guild. The Grocers is a City of London Livery Company, and the Company’s emblem is a camel. There are a few very interesting depictions of the Grocer’s camel, including some reliefs, and I had a lot of fun transcribing the camel into my own 3d version for the client. The first camel was designed with saddle bags marked with clove symbols, and a harness made in delicate bronze strips.
It is always a pleasure working on exotic animals, as it provides a wonderful opportunity to research at new and exciting source material. Dromedaries are beautiful creatures in their own right, and in this case I also had the pleasure of investigating guild history to find the material I needed to create my camel statue.”
This bronze arabian camel bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Camel sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze animal sculpture support the ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Ideal size for tabletops and mantelpieces
Metric – H: 32.5 W: 34 D: 12 centimetres
Imperial – H: 13 W: 13 D: 5 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: 25
Bronze Resin Edition: 25
Which Material to Choose
Bronze Resin – bronze metal powder is mixed with a resin to create the appearance of foundry bronze metal, but is more affordable and lightweight.
Foundry Bronze – refers to the poured molten metal that is cast solid or hollow, depending on size, at a bronze foundry (using the traditional lost wax process). It is more robust and will appreciate in value.
Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings
This exciting dromedary camel was sculpted by artist Tanya Russell, who is well known for her life-like wildlife and animal sculptures. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the Camel statue will go to the ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, a charity that provides sanctuary and rehoming services for domestic animals rescued in England and Wales.
The Camel is a 25 edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original bronze sculpture from a mould.
If you would like this statue to be mounted on a stone or wooden base, please contact me for a quote.
How The Sculpture Was Made
When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. I also use many photos – often hundreds – showing the animal (and other animals of the breed or species). This helps me sculpt their anatomical features. I study the way that hair, fur or skin lies over their muscles or alters their shape, and their different poses and attitudes.
The Camel sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the Camel statue was finished 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.
Delivery & Returns
Delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options like collection or express delivery for bulky sculptures.
International delivery is available.
If you are an international buyer, you may need to pay local customs duties or taxes when importing a sculpture into your country. This most often applies to more valuable sculptures. Your local customs and taxes are not prepaid for you. If you contact us we can try to estimate them for you.
Sculpture that is broken in transit to you may be returned, and a replacement sculpture will be sent to you, at no further cost. If no replacement is available, we will cast a new one for you, or offer you a refund.
“I have presented the camel to the Grocers’ Company and everyone loves it – it is wonderful and you are married to a very talented woman.
Thank you to you both.”
Maintenance & Security
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Commission A Bespoke Animal Sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order animal sculpture, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my animal commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.
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