SWIMMING OTTER SCULPTURE
“This Swimming Otter sculpture is one of my earlier sculptures. I sculpted it after falling in love with otters after doing a commission for the then Young People’s Trust for Endangered Species. I met a wonderful Eurasian Otter named Bea and I found the friendly inquisitive creature absolutely adorable.
When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. I also use many, many photos and videos showing the animal (and other animals of the breed or species). This helps me sculpt their anatomical features and special characteristics.”
This bronze Swimming Otter bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the otter sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze wildlife sculpture support the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Ideal size for tabletops and mantelpieces
Metric – H: 11 W: 18 D: 8 centimetres
Imperial – H: 4 W: 7 D: 3 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: Open
Bronze Resin Edition: Open
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 dynamic Swimming Otter 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 Otter statue will go to the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’, a charity that fights for greater legal protection of endangered species.
The Swimming Otter is an open edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original bronze 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
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 Swimming Otter was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the swimming otter 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
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.
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