The Perfect Collectable Gift – Frogman Bronze Sculptures

You could be forgiven for thinking Tim Cotterill’s sculptures are created from glass because of their bold colour and glossy finish, but once you have held one of the little fellas in your hand, you would be pleasantly surprised. His sculptures are made from bronze using the lengthy lost wax casting process and with their stunning colour and finish each have their own sense of character and emotion. Below are just a view currently on display and available at Artworx Gallery – www.artworx.co.uk

Indigo by Tim Cotterill -  Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Indigo by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Water Lily by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Water Lily by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Lotus & Lily by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Lotus & Lily by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

The sculpting process from beginning to end
Tim’s studio is an open, bright space with many projects underway. It is here, surrounded by the small treasures he has found on his travels, that the frogs come to life. They start out as blank sheets of heavy paper laid over a workbench and sketching with coloured pencils, Tim works the lines until a clear vision of the frog forms in his mind. Only then does he start welding a metal armature that serves as a skeleton for his creation. when he is pleased with the basic form of the new sculpture, Tim lays his sculpting material over the skeleton. He usually begins with the head, as this is where the ’emotion’ of his sculpture lies, and works his way backwards.

Once the sculpting material is set, he will spend many hours filing and smoothing the sculpture, coming back again and again, making small refinements. The final sculpture requires many hours of patient fine hand-tool work in order to achieve the distinctive ‘Frogman’ look. When this part in the whole process is complete Tim takes the sculpture to the Frogman foundry to begin the lost wax casting process.

The sculpture is then made into a mould by painting a felxible silicon over the top, a wax model made from this. The wax model is then dipped into a liquid mixture to build a ceramic shell, following this the whole thing is burnout and dewaxed in a kiln. The molten bronze is poured in to the hollow shell, after being cooled the shell is removed to reveal the beautiful sculpure. The final stages really bring the piece of work to life, with the colour added as it is treated with chemicals and fired with a blowtorch to create a patina. These patinas are just one of the individual and unique reasons for Frogman’s fame. The sculpture is then buffed and waxed by hand, and finally engraved with Tim’s signature, the year it was created and the edition number.

Juliet by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Juliet by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Prince Charming by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Prince Charming by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Hiding Out by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Hiding Out by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Sherwood by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Sherwood by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Morning Glory by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Morning Glory by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Flipper by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculptures

Flipper by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculptures

Flash by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Flash by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Temptation by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Temptation by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Twister by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Twister by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Zest by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Zest by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Vanquish by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Sculpture

Vanquish by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Sculpture

The Islanders by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpure. Each can be sold separately.

The Islanders by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpure. Each can be sold separately.

Lucky Bug by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Lucky Bug by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Valentino by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Valentino by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Jump Start by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Jump Start by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Ember by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Ember by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Orchid by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Orchid by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Iris by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Iris by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Taking Flight by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Taking Flight by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

English Robin by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

English Robin by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Merlot by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Merlot by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Calla Lily by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Calla Lily by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Jitterbug by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Jitterbug by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture

Bugsy by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculptures

Bugsy by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculptures

Zen by Tim Cotterill - Frogma Bronze Sculptures

Zen by Tim Cotterill - Frogma Bronze Sculptures

To view more of  Tim Cotterill’s bronze sculptures visit:

Frogman Bronze Sculptures at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively call 01543 502971 or email info@artworx.co.uk
Artworx Gallery, Cedars Business Park, Avon Road, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 1QJ.

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3 Responses to “The Perfect Collectable Gift – Frogman Bronze Sculptures”
  1. Ingrida Kalnins says:

    Hello,

    Just wondering if you would have Surf available for sale – trying to complete my miniature set. Ember and Meadow awaits their buddy !!!!

    • Hello Ingrida,

      Thank you for your message, due to popularity ‘Surf’ is now a sold out edition and so we no longer have that piece. We are hoping to have Tim Cotterill at Artworx gallery in September so I will ask him if he will be doing any more miniature pieces. I do hope you enjoy ‘Ember’ and ‘Meadow’, the are stunning sculptures. If you have any other queries please let me know.

      Kind regards,
      Ashley Corrigan
      Artworx Gallery
      01543 502971
      http://www.artworx.co.uk

    • Hello Ingrida,

      Just a thought, have you seen ‘Twister’? He is a fantastic addition together with ‘Ember’ and ‘Meadow’.

      Kind regards,
      Ashley Corrigan
      Artworx Gallery
      01543 502971
      http://www.artworx.co.uk

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