STANDING BORDER TERRIER SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze ‘Standing Border Terrier’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze border terrier statue and border terrier 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: 46 W: 43 D: 19 centimeters
Imperial – H: 18 W: 17 D: 7 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Standing Border 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.
Foundry Bronze Edition: 25
Bronze Resin Edition: 25
The inspiration behind the sculpture
I’d wanted to do a Border Terrier for a long time, and was lucky to be commissioned to sculpt Archie, who is very representative of the breed. His stance and presence is naturally very sculptural and he posed for me beautifully.
While I was with him, Archie followed the gardener around between the buildings, and I heard he liked to sit with him in the greenhouse. Archie is also best friends with the cat.
How it was made
After taking Archie’s measurements I took lots of photographs of him in a variety of poses, watching his expressions and mannerisms, and hearing about the way he behaved at home with his family. After that, with his owners, I decided which pose would suit Archie best, then proceeded to model him in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Archie 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.
Archie No 2 arrived just now, we love it so much and Archie no 1 had a sniff to see what all the fuss was about, then later when we decided where he was going to stand had another sniff to make sure there was not another intruder into his life.
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 border 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.