STRETCHING CAT SCULPTURE
I specialise in dogs and had only sculpted one other cat before modelling the Stretching Cat sculpture. As this wasn’t a commission the pose was entirely my choice and I wanted to choose a pose 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. I had a lot of fun making this and it remains one of the most popular of my small animal sculpture range.
This bronze Stretching Cat statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the cat sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze animal sculpture support the ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Metric – H: 11 W: 11 D: 3 centimetres
Imperial – H: 4 W: 4 D: 1 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: Open (Unlimited)
Bronze Resin Edition: Open (Unlimited)
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.
Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings
This life-like Stretching Cat statue is sculpted by artist Tanya Russell, who is well known for her life-like wildlife and animal sculptures. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the Cat statue will go to the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’, a charity that fights for greater legal protection of endangered species.
The Stretching Cat is an open edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original bronze Stretching Cat sculpture from a mould.
If you would like this statue to be mounted on a stone or wooden base, please contact me for a quote.
How The Sculpture Was Made
The Whale and Calf sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the 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.
Delivery & Returns
The delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options. e.g. collection, express delivery for bulky sculptures etc.
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. If a sculpture is broken in transit, it 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.
“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.
Maintenance & Security
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Commission A Bespoke Animal Sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order animal sculpture, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my animal commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.