SITTING BORDER COLLIE SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze ‘Sitting Border Collie’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze border collie statue and border collie garden ornament.
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Which material to choose?
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: 64 W: 46 D: 64 centimeters
Imperial – H: 25 W: 18 D: 25 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Sitting Border Collie 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 is an original foundry or resin casting of the sculptor’s work that she has personally approved.
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: 125
Bronze Resin Edition: 125
The inspiration behind the sculpture
Dotti the Border Collie cross was is owned by a friend of the artist, who commissioned Dotti in this characterful pose. The client had one particularly beautiful photograph of her sitting underneath a side-table, watching her family, in this alert, but slightly comic pose.
Dotti had a difficult start in life and suffered a lot of leg problems early on. She now lives in Australia with her family.
How it was made
After taking Dotti’s measurements I took lots of photographs of her in a variety of poses, watching her expressions and mannerisms, and hearing about the way she behaved at home with her family. After that, with her owners, I decided which pose would suit Dotti best, then proceeded to model her in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Dotti 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.
“You have been paid for your brilliance 😉 Nothing could make me happier.”
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.
Commissioning a bespoke dog sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, or your own bronze border collie statue, 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.