STANDING HERON SCULPTURE
Twice life-sized bronze Standing Heron sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Standing Heron statue and grey heron garden ornament or pond decoration.
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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.
Metric – H: 169 W: 44 D: 70 centimetres
Imperial – H: 67 W: 17 D: 28 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Standing Heron 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
The Standing Heron was commissioned by a client who saw us exhibiting at RHS Hampton Court Show. She wanted a piece with presence in her garden which would capture the elegance of the grey herons and heron sculptures that she had seen in her lifetime. I also designed it so it would work well situated by water and its larger than life-size height – 1.7 metres (5 1/2 feet) – makes it a standout piece to place beside or amongst plants or reeds.
How it was made
In this case, I researched lots of source material, working from lots of photographs of herons in a variety of poses and modelling it in clay. The Standing Heron sculpture was modelled in clay, over a steel and aluminium armature for support.
Once I’d sculpted the Standing Heron statue 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.
This sculpture is new and we don’t yet have client feedback for it yet.
Delivery & returns
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 wildlife sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order wildlife sculpture, or your own bronze heron statue, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.