Intention behind the sculpture
The Pig Family sculptures were 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 would be a hit. They were originally cast in four colours – bronze, iron, marble and verdigris. They were also among the first Charities range sculptures to be cast in foundry bronze for the first time.
I enjoyed creating three pig sculptures which related to one another. Though happily, I think each one works on its own as well.
When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. In this case, I used many, many photos. They helped to show the animal’s anatomical features. Features such as the way its skin lies over its muscles or alters its shape, and their different poses and attitudes.
– Your Pig Family sculptures raise money for rescued farm animals –
The Pig Family sculptures are part of my Charities Range. 10% of the proceeds go to the All Creatures Great & Small animal sanctuary. The sanctuary, based in Wales, operates a programme of rehabilitation and re-homing of injured, abused, unwanted and orphaned farm animals and pets.
If you would like to commission your own pig sculpture, or have an idea for another animal sculpture, I have some information about bespoke sculptures and pricing on my commissions page.
Suitable for indoor display and sized for the window-sill or mantlepiece. The Pig Family sculptures are a perfect animal sculpture gift for a special occasion.
Available to order when out of stock
If the Pig Family sculptures are out of stock, I can have one cast for you within 12 weeks. I can possibly get it cast in 4, if your sculpture is for a special occasion. Please be aware when buying the Pig Family statues for delivery to the US or other countries outside the EU, your local customs duties may apply. This is most applicable to high value sculpture.
Bronze Resin (known also as Cold Cast Bronze) is made from a polyester epoxy resin with real bronze powder mixed into the surface layer. The final product is patinated (a term that describes the reaction of chemicals with the bronze powder in the surface) to give it a very similar colour to foundry bronze.
Foundry Bronze is made from molten metal using the lost wax method. Bronze metal is a blend of copper and tin along with other metals to give different characteristics to the final product.
Both forms begin as a clay or wax sculpture, from which a mould is taken, but Foundry Bronze casting is a costly and time-consuming process. Cold Casting allows for faster production and a more affordable sculpture.