STRETCHING CAT SCULPTURE
Windowsill-sized bronze ‘Stretching Cat’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Stretching Cat statue and cat ornament for the home.
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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: 11 W: 11 D: 3 centimetres
Imperial – H: 4 W: 4 D: 1 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Stretching Cat 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.
Foundry Bronze Edition: Open (Unlimited)
Bronze Resin Edition: Open (Unlimited)
The inspiration behind the sculpture
I specialise in dogs and had only sculpted one other cat before modelling the Stretching Cat sculpture. This wasn’t a commission so the pose was entirely my choice. I wanted to choose something that was sculptural and full of expression.
Working on a small scale is actually surprisingly difficult. Modelling the wax with tiny marks takes a high degree of precision. Yet it was also important to make broader marks, to represent the essence of the stretching cat sculpture. I had a lot of fun making this and it remains one of the most popular of my small animal sculpture range.
How it was made
When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. I also use many photos – often hundreds – showing the animal (and other animals of the breed or species). This helps me sculpt their anatomical features. I study the way that hair, fur or skin lies over their muscles or alters their shape, and their different poses and attitudes.
The Stretching Cat sculpture was modelled in wax, over an aluminium armature for support. After the Stretching Cat statue was finished 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.
“The little cat has arrived and he is beautiful thank you so much. My dad loves him as his birthday present.”
Love, love, love this little kitty! Nicely packaged. I would buy from this seller again.
The cat arrived today – it’s really lovely. Thank you.
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 dog sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, or your own bronze stretching cat 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.