SITTING HARE SCULPTURE
Windowsill-sized bronze Sitting Hare sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Sitting Hare statue and Sitting Hare 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: 27 W: 14 D: 10 centimetres
Imperial – H: 11 W: 6 D: 4 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Sitting Hare 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: Open (Unlimited)
Bronze Resin Edition: Open (Unlimited)
The inspiration behind the sculpture
I decided to do a sitting hare sculpture (finally!) after doing RHS shows for three years. I’d listened to all the lovely feedback from visitors and clients and they kept asking for hares. It’s a difficult sculpture to do – so many have been sculpted before. I wanted to strike the right balance with my own style, and the iconic shape of this beautiful creature. While I would love to sculpt a boxing hare, I wanted to begin with something simple and elegant. I wanted it to capture the hare in a moment of stillness, yet show its sharp awareness and potential for movement.
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 or fur lies over their muscles or alters their shape, and their different poses and attitudes.
The Sitting Hare was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the sitting hare 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.
“The hare is quite wonderful. We nearly went for the walking geese but might wait and give that to my old mother for Christmas.”
“It’s beautiful. Unfortunately the first one arrived (very promptly) but broken, despite what I would consider to be great packaging. I can only assume stupid behaviour in the parcel delivery chain! However the seller was brilliant, great communication and promptly sent another together with a return label to send back the broken one. Would use again.”
Delivery & returns
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 wildlife sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order wildlife sculpture, or your own sitting hare 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.