SITTING PIG SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze Sitting Pig sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Sitting Pig statue and pig garden ornament.
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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: 70 W: 126 D: 67 centimetres
Imperial – H: 28 W: 50 D: 26 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Sitting Pig 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: 25
Bronze Resin Edition: 25
The inspiration behind the sculpture
The Sitting Pig sculpture was commissioned by a client whose family had always loved a pair of bronze pigs at Beale Park. With many photos and memories of the pigs there, they wanted something for their home which would bring many more happy memories in the future. Importantly, they wanted a pig that could be sat on! So more fun photos of their grandchildren could be taken one day.
The Sitting Pig is based on two of my own rescue Kune Kune pigs, Pog and Doris. They were rehomed here through the wonderful Greenacres Rescue Centre. A little bit of each of them went into my sculpture, and it was a lovely opportunity to work from life and capture their wonderful faces and characters. Happily, I think my clients loved their sculpture, and I hear piglets may be one the way!
How it was made
In this case, I researched lots of source material, working from lots of photographs of cranes in a variety of poses and modelling it in clay. The Sitting Pig sculpture was modelled in clay, over a steel and aluminium armature for support.
Once I’d sculpted the pig statue 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.
We had lots of lovely verbal feedback from the commissioner, but no records of written client feedback for this Sitting Pig sculpture.
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 bronze sitting pig 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.