Tinsel – UK Special Bronze by Tim Cotterill

Due to Tim Cotterill’s British Heritage he is very proud to release special sculptures that are only available within the UK, to celebrate the Christmas Season he has created this stunning bronze sculpture, called ‘Tinsel’.

Tinsel has a rich gold and silver patina, created with the use of silver nitrate and real silver on his back. Tinsel is part of a very low limited edition of just 175, keeping him very exclusive to collectors. Tim Cotterill – also known as The Famous Frogman – sells his work globally with a huge following and critical acclaim. Many of Tim’s older pieces have been sold through the prestigious Sotherby’s Auction House, London, and are regarded as heirlooms of tomorrow.

Tinsel - by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture - UK Special

Tinsel – by Tim Cotterill – Frogman Bronze Sculpture – UK Special

How are they made?

Tim begins the creative process by sketching out a clear vision of what form the frog will take, then goes onto weld a metal armature that gives the sculpture a skeleton and uses sculpting material over this. The sculpture is then made into a mould by painting a flexible 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 into the hollow shell, after being cooled the shell is removed to reveal the beautiful sculpture. 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. Finally the sculpture is finally buffed and waxed by hand.

“Through the centuries and throughout the world frogs have symbolized many things: Energy, Good luck, Royalty, Fertility, Magic Potions, Charm, Indiscretion. In today’s fast world, life sometimes becomes complicated and stressful. As you can see, my art is not. It’s elegant, stylish, whimsical, unique, and is pure fun! It makes people smile!” – Tim Cotterill
Tinsel - by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture - UK Special

Tinsel – by Tim Cotterill – Frogman Bronze Sculpture – UK Special

Tinsel - by Tim Cotterill - Frogman Bronze Sculpture - UK Special

Tinsel – by Tim Cotterill – Frogman Bronze Sculpture – UK Special

For more information about Tim Cotterill the Frogman and his work visit:

Tim Cotterill aka. The Frogman at Artworx Gallery

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

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