SITTING STAFFIE SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze Sitting Staffie sculpture ‘Please Take Me Home’ by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Staffordshire Bull Terrier statue and staffie 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: 36 W: 46 D: 27 centimeters
Imperial – H: 14 W: 18 D: 11 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Sitting Staffie 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: 225
Bronze Resin Edition: 225
The inspiration behind the sculpture
The Sitting Staffie sculpture is based on my own dog Asha. The ‘Please Take Me Home’ Sitting Staffie is my first abiding memory of her when I first saw her at Battersea Dogs and Cats home. She looked so forlorn and had a little patch of fur missing on her forehead where she’d been rubbing it against the bars.
Asha proved to be the first love of my life (which may explain why I’ve modelled more than a couple of sculptures of her!)
How it was made
I took lots of photographs of Asha in a variety of poses. I watched her expressions and mannerisms, and tried to replicate the way she sat and looked that day in Battersea. After that I proceeded to model Asha in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Asha 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.
“Thank you so much. We are over the moon with her. She is so like our late Kia and will make a lovely memorial to her. We will enjoy her every day.”
“The beautiful Staffie arrived safely this morning. I absolutely love it!!”
“It has arrived and I’m really pleased with it.”
“Such a lovely welcome home our new Staffie which we love.”
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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 staffie 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.