LEAPING BEARDED COLLIE SCULPTURE
“This Bearded Collie sculpture was modelled on Keefa, who had unfortunately passed away before the commission. The challenge was in preserving a sense of dynamic play while sculpting his long hair. Consequently it feels like he’s really leaping for a ball in the sculpture, and I hope his sculpture continues to give his owners happy memories of him long into the future.
Keefa was originally cast in foundry bronze, and his memorial now plays beside a beautiful pond.”
This bronze bearded collie statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Leaping Bearded Collie 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: 120 W: 95 D: 70 centimeters
Imperial – H: 47 W: 37 D: 28 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: 12
Bronze Resin Edition: 12
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 Bearded Collie garden ornament or bearded collie memorial statue.
If requested this statue can be provided with screw-in threaded rods, which allow you to bolt it onto, or glue it into, hard surfaces. Alternatively, if requested, we can provide fixed (for bronze metal only) or screw in security rings, which will allow you to lock the sculpture to a buried security chain.
This playful lifesized Bearded Collie 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 Leaping Bearded Collie 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 Leaping Bearded Collie is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original clay bearded collie 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
As I wasn’t able to sit with Keefa, I took measurements of the owners other bearded collies. I relied on photographs of him in a variety of poses, looking for 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 Keefa best, then proceeded to model him in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Keefa 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 am absolutely delighted with ‘Millie Dog’ as we will call her. Your courier was also very professional and had taken great care in the packaging.”
“We are now sitting with a glass of wine admiring our sculpture Keefa in situ in the garden by the magnolia tree he looks so beautiful (will send you some photos)”
Maintenance & Security
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