SITTING WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER 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 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.”
This bronze westie statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Lying Yorkshire Terrier sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze dog sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Metric – H: 45 W: 50 D: 38 centimeters
Imperial – H: 18 W: 20 D: 15 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: 50
Bronze Resin Edition: 50
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.
Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings
Suitable for outdoor display as a west highland terrier garden ornament or westie memorial statue.
If requested this statue can be provided with screw-in threaded rods, which allow you to bolt it onto, or glue it into, hard surfaces. Alternatively, if requested, we can provide fixed (for bronze metal only) or screw in security rings, which will allow you to lock the sculpture to a buried security chain.
Learn more about security for outdoor sculptures…
This handsome lifesized west highland terrier statue is sculpted by the artist Tanya Russell, who is the UK’s pre-eminent dog sculptor. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the Standing Yorkshire Terrier statue will go to the ‘Dogs Trust’, a charity that provides sanctuary and rehoming services for dogs in the UK and also lobbies for welfare policy changes all over the world.
The Standing Yorkshire Terrier is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original clay yorkshire terrier sculpture, taken from a mould. Your bronze dog sculpture can be cast in Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze metal depending on which material you prefer.
How The Sculpture 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.
Delivery & Returns
The delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options. e.g. collection, express delivery for bulky sculptures etc.
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. If a sculpture is broken in transit, it 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.
“Very pleased with the sculpture thank you.”
Maintenance & Security
Take a look at our information pages for detailed guidance on:
Maintaining your sculpture – how to clean your bronze westie statue
Securing your outdoor sculpture – our recommendations about outdoor bronze statue security
Commission A Bespoke Dog Sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, 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.
Follow The Artist
Keep up to date with Tanya's latest work!