PUGGLE PORTRAIT SCULPTURE
“Pugs’ portrait was the 1st commission that I did for her family. She was already quite elderly when I met her, and I could see how much she had been the centre of her owners’ world for many years. I felt it was a real privilege to try to capture her and all her character, so they could have something to remind them of the big part she played in their lives. Pugs was a very patient sitter, and it was lovely having her here. I was really touched by her story, and I hope I managed to do her justice in her portrait.”
This bronze puggle head statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Puggle Portrait 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: 21 W: 20 D: 18 centimetres
Imperial – H: 8 W: 8 D: 7 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 indoor display, this Puggle Portrait sculpture is wonderful spaniel ornament, memorial or gift.
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. This sculpture could be mounted on a small black granite base if requested.
This classice lifesized puggle head 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 Puggle Portrait 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 Puggle Portrait is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original clay spaniel head 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
Pugs visited me at my studio and I 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 Pugs in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Pugs 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.
“Genuinely we have no words. It is more than anything we could have hoped for, is something we will keep forever and will be such a comfort in years to come.”
“To echo Paul, it’s absolutely incredible! We love it. Thank you so much for the hard work and labour of love.”
Maintenance & Security
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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.