Otters for me have always symbolised the beauty of our truly wild and pure countryside. There is a magic about seeing otters in nature that I think is almost unrivalled. I wanted to capture the incredible fluidity and joy that they show when swimming and I wanted the ring to help depict a world where these creatures can live and play in their habits unharmed by pollution and insensitive development.

The ‘Through Clear Water’ Otters Swimming Through Ring sculpture would still play on the symbolism of the ring as a world. This was important to me because I’d been really impressed by David Attenborough’s success in spreading the message about plastic polluting our rivers and oceans worldwide. The work that charities like Plastic Oceans and others are doing, will benefit us, and our planet, and I hope that this is one problem that we will be able to solve in my generation.

This bronze Swimming Otters statue 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.

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Dimensions & Sizing

Metric –  H: 61 W: 53 D: 45 centimetres

Imperial –  H: 24 W: 21 D: 18 inches

(Height / Width / Depth)


Foundry Bronze Edition:  Edition 12

Bronze Resin Edition:  Edition 12

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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.

Stainless Steel – is created in a similar way to a bronze casting. It is the only other metal that has the longevity of bronze, and indeed is stronger and reflects more light. Very, very few foundries have the capacity and skill to cast stainless steel statuary. It is an excellent choice for modern homes and gardens, or darker spaces.

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Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings

Suitable for outdoor display as a garden or park ornament.

If requested this statue can be provided with screw-in threaded rods, which allow you to bolt it onto, or glue it into, hard surfaces. Alternatively, if requested, we can provide fixed (for bronze metal only) or screw in security rings, which will allow you to lock the sculpture to a buried security chain.

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This Symbolic Otters Swimming Through Ring statue is sculpted by the 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 Otters statue will go to the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’, a charity that fights for greater legal protection of endangered species.

The Otters Swimming is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original sculpture, taken from a mould. Your Otters sculpture can be cast in Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze metal depending on which material you prefer.

How The Sculpture Was Made

The Otters Swimming Through Ring 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.

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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.

Client Testimonials

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Commission a bespoke wildlife sculpture

Commission A Bespoke Wildlife Sculpture

If you would like to commission a made-to-order wildlife sculpture, 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.