SITTING WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER SCULPTURE

Life-sized bronze Sitting West Highland Terrier sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze West Highland Terrier statue and westie garden ornament.

10% of the proceeds from this sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.

  • Bronze Resin
  • Foundry Bronze
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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.

Dimensions

Metric –  H: 45 W: 50 D: 38 centimeters

Imperial –  H: 18 W: 20 D: 15 inches

(Height / Width / Depth)

Description

As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.

The beautiful bronze Sitting West Highland Terrier 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.

Edition

Foundry Bronze Edition:  50

Bronze Resin Edition:  50

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The inspiration behind the sculpture

The Sitting West Highland Terrier sculpture was modelled on Mactavish. The client and I chose a sitting position as we wanted all the attention on the sculpture to be on Mactavish’s face.

The client asked for him to be a little shaggier (less blow-dried) to show a natural look, with care over the hair above his eyes and the an attentive expression. Westies have such classic poise and shape and I really enjoyed the opportunity to sculpt Mactavish, so he’ll look at home wherever he is.

How it was made

I visited Mactavish and took lots of photographs of him in a variety of poses. I watched his expressions and mannerisms, and heard about the way he behaved at home with his family. After that, with his owners, I decided which pose would suit him best, then proceeded to model Mactavish in clay.

Once I’d sculpted Mactavish 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.

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Client testimonials

“Very pleased with the sculpture thank you.”

Nicky (Owner).

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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 west highland terrier 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.

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