Intention behind the sculpture
I specialise in dogs and have 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 clay 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 Charities range.
When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. In this case I used lots of photos. They helped to show the animal’s anatomical features, the way its fur lies over its muscles or alters its shape, and how the animal looks in different poses and with different attitudes.
– Your stretching cat sculpture raises money for cats in need –
The Stretching Cat sculpture is part of my Charities Range, and 10% of the proceeds go to the All Creatures Great & Small animal sanctuary. The sanctuary is based in Wales. It operates a programme of rehabilitation and re-homing of injured, abused, unwanted and orphaned farm animals and pets.
If you would like to commission a cat sculpture, and want to ask a question about a sculpture of your own cat, I have some information about bespoke sculptures and pricing on my commissions page.
Suitable for indoor display and sized for the window-sill or mantlepiece. The Stretching Cat sculpture is a perfect animal sculpture gift for a special occasion.
Available to order when out of stock
If the Stretching Cat sculpture is out of stock, I can have one cast for you within 12 weeks. I can possibly have it cast in 4 weeks, if your sculpture is for a special occasion. Please be aware when buying the Stretching Cat statue for delivery to the US or other countries outside the EU, your local customs duties may apply, (this is most applicable to high value sculpture).
Bronze Resin (known also as Cold Cast Bronze) is made from a polyester epoxy resin with real bronze powder mixed into the surface layer. The final product is patinated (a term that describes the reaction of chemicals with the bronze powder in the surface) to give it a very similar colour to foundry bronze.
Foundry Bronze is made from molten metal using the lost wax method. Bronze metal is a blend of copper and tin along with other metals to give different characteristics to the final product.
Both forms begin as a clay or wax sculpture, from which a mould is taken, but Foundry Bronze casting is a costly and time-consuming process. Cold Casting allows for faster production and a more affordable sculpture.