Sculpture specifications

Explanation of sizes

Feeling MulishLarge: Up to 120cms   Medium: Up to 75cms   Small: Up to 45cms

Limited Edition

Term that means number that can be cast out of a mould. i.e. Number 7 of 30. means that I can sell up to 30, at which time the mould is destroyed.

Medium

Material that the sculpture is cast in. i.e. Bronze and Copper resin. A mix of pure metal, fine ground, that is mixed with the resin in the first layer of the sculpture. Various metals can be used, creating many varied finishes. A Sculpture can be cast in any colour way, if the limited edition number has not been reached.

Pricing

Contact Carol for details of prices of individaul pieces as well as payment options.

 

The Process

Colonel SaundersCarol models in clay after meticulous research and observation of the subject. Wherever possible she will study the animals directly and try to interpret their actions.

She then makes her own rubber silicone moulds to produce a limited edition. She generally casts in Polymer resins using metal fillers such as bronze, brass, copper, pewter or marble to produce an attractive choice of finishes. She sometimes uses ferracotta for smaller pieces.

When commissioned she has work cast in Foundry bronze. The most recent such commission was three Life-sized Wolves for the University of Surrey.

 

Work in Progress

A short journeythrough all the processes needed to model and cast a sculpture:

To achieve this, Carol sections out the sculpture with shims to act as separators prior to covering the clay with silicone rubber, then covers the silicone with a strengthening outer jacket of resin and fibreglass. She splits the mould, and then fills with Bronze metal filler, resin, fibreglass and reinforcing bars.

Splitting the jacket and rubber away from the complete sculpture, shows the exposed seams. These are filed down and refilled with bronze resin. The finished piece is rubbed down with wire wool to expose metal and then patinated with acid to create the final colouration.

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From making the armature, which is the steel inner skeleton, through the modelling in clay of the Cheetah, which are the photo’s on show, to the removal of the mould to reveal the cast inside.

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The final picture is the finished sculpture photographed on display in a garden setting.

Can't Cheat a Cheetah