LITTLE PIGLET SCULPTURE
Windowsill-sized ‘Little Piglet’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Little Piglet statue and piglet 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: 4 W: 7 D: 2 centimetres
Imperial – H: 2 W: 3 D: 1 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Little Piglet 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 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
The Little Piglet sculpture was not actually my idea at all. My partner Charles comes from Suffolk, a pig county, and was very keen that I model a family of pigs. When we started showing artwork at large County Fairs like Countryfile Live, I thought the idea of a family of pigs would be a hit. They were originally cast in four colours – bronze, iron, marble and verdigris.
I enjoyed creating three pig sculptures which related to one another. Though happily, I think each one works on its own as well.
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 Little Piglet sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the Little Piglet 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.
“Thank you so much for [the bronze] piglet – it will give us great pleasure.”
“The piglet has arrived safe and sound thank you, its lovely.”
Delivery & returns
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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 domestic animal sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order domestic animal sculpture, or your own little piglet 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.