STAFFIE WAVING PAWS SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze Staffie Waving Paws sculpture (or ‘Nanny Dog’) 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: 63 W: 42 D: 23 centimeters
Imperial – H: 25 W: 17 D: 9 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Staffie Waving Paws 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
I modelled this sculpture because staffies have a really hard life in this country. They’ve been overbred and kept by some awful people, receiving little training and thousands have ended up abandoned.
If you can help these beautiful, happy, loving dogs – named ‘the Nanny Dog’ by those who know them – please donate to dog rehoming centres. If you are able, please consider adopting a staffie, and giving one of these amazing dogs a family and a home. The ‘Nanny Dog’ is modelled on my own ‘Asha’ and she has been a constant source of joy and comfort in my life.
The Staffie Waving Paws ‘Nanny Dog’ was originally handbuilt (slab-built for ceramic) in clay and then fired. It is now available in Bronze Resin and Foundry Bronze.
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.
“Thanks so much for delivering the sculpture to us so quickly. We are certainly enjoying her, thank you.”
“Just to say how lovely the staffy is.”
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 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.