LABRADOR PLAYING WITH TOY SCULPTURE
“This Labrador sculpture of Rio was commissioned alongside her companion Toby. Where Toby was an older dog who enjoyed a good cuddle, Rio was bouncy and energetic and the owners wanted to capture her playing with her toy in the garden.”
This bronze labrador statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Labrador Playing with Toy sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze dog sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Metric – H: 78 W: 120 D: 30 centimeters
Imperial – H: 31 W: 47 D: 12 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
Suitable for outdoor display as a labrador garden ornament or labrador memorial statue.
This statue is mounted on a steel subframe for additional stability, which you can place into a shallow hole in the ground and then bury with your chosen covering of turf, soil or gravel. The sculpture is mounted a small distance above the frame on rods, to allow turf to grow after it is laid over the subframe. You can attach security chain to the subframe, but if particularly concerned about security you can protect the mounting rods that attach the sculpture to the subframe from being cut by using poured concrete. If you are mounting the sculpture on a pre-existing hard surface, please tell us and we will provide a casting that is not mounted on a subframe.
This fun lifesized labrador statue is sculpted by the artist Tanya Russell, who is the UK’s pre-eminent dog sculptor. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the Labrador Playing with Toy statue will go to the ‘Dogs Trust’, a charity that provides sanctuary and rehoming services for dogs in the UK and also lobbies for welfare policy changes all over the world.
The Labrador Playing with Toy is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original clay labrador sculpture, taken from a mould. Your bronze dog sculpture can be cast in Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze metal depending on which material you prefer.
How The Sculpture Was Made
I visited Rio and took lots of photographs of her in a variety of poses. I watched her expressions and mannerisms, and heard about the way she behaved at home with her family. After that, with her owners, I decided which pose would suit her best, then proceeded to model Rio in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Rio 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 love Rio too – but she does feel bigger than Rio in real life, and the face isn’t 100% perfect, but she is still good!”
Maintenance & Security
Take a look at our information pages for detailed guidance on:
Commission A Bespoke Dog Sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my dog commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.