DORMOUSE SITTING ON STONE SCULPTURE (Open Edition)
Windowsill-sized bronze Dormouse Sitting on Stone sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Dormouse Sitting on Stone statue and dormouse ornament for the home.
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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.
Metric – H: 10 W: 6 D: 5 centimetres
Imperial – H: 4 W: 2 D: 2 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Dormouse Sitting on Stone sculpture is a casting of an original sculpture. It is hand cast by a British foundry or resin caster and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. This is an original foundry or resin casting of the sculptor’s work that she has personally approved.
This casting is a perfect recreation of the original sculpture and bears the artist’s signature and its own unique edition number.
Foundry Bronze Edition: Open (Unlimited)
Bronze Resin Edition: Open (Unlimited)
The inspiration behind the sculpture
I modelled this Dormouse sculpture for my first show since getting back into my professional practice. I’d been running The Art Academy for sixteen years and was looking for ways to express what I wanted to do within my own art. So the dormouse sculpture was one of the first in the ‘Charities’ series.
I’m particularly aware of habitat loss for some of our own native animals in the UK. Have a look at the Dormouse Conservation Handbook to find out about nest boxes and managing woods, if you’re interested in learning more about protecting these beautiful creatures.
How it 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 Dormouse Sitting on Stone sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the dormouse sitting on stone 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.
The sculpture is really nice my partner loves it. Thank you.
Delivery & returns
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.
Commissioning a bespoke wildlife sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order wildlife sculpture, or your own dormouse sitting on stone statue, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.