SITTING CAT SCULPTURE
Patio sized ‘Sitting Cat’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Sitting Cat statue and cat 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: 38 W: 22 D: 17 centimetres
Imperial – H: 15 W: 9 D: 7 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Sitting Cat 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: 25
Bronze Resin Edition: 25
The inspiration behind the sculpture
The Sitting Cat sculpture was commissioned of Dan Dan, and joins his companion Jack, my standing cat sculpture. I feel very flattered to have been asked to sculpt Dan Dan after that first commission, and I worked to represent him in a poised, individual way.
In some ways, cats are very challenging to sculpt. Their musculature is often hidden by their slinky fur, and choosing an ‘at rest’ pose that gave Dan Dan definition, interest and elegance in the wax certainly tested me! When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. Where I can 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 and their different poses and attitudes.
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 Sitting Cat sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the Sitting Cat 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.
Sarah and I are delighted with him and will enjoy owning such a wonderful sculpture.
He’s a splendid, handsome chap & my birthday present to my husband.
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 domestic animal sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order domestic animal sculpture, or your own sitting cat 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.