Portobello Bronze Sculpture by Frogman

Tim Cotterill’s bronze frog sculptures are known for their lovable characters, exquisite colour and skilful craftsmanship. Leicester born artist, Tim Cotterill designs these stunning and elegant limited edition bronze sculptures from his California based studio. Tim’s work is collected worldwide with a huge following and critical acclaim.

Artworx Gallery are proud to announce a new addition to the Frogman pond with ‘Portobello’A summertime scene unfolds as a curious frog clings atop his lookout, whilst a beautiful ladybird climbs up the portobello mushroom.

This charming frog measures 5.5″ x 5.25″ x 3.5″ and is part of a limited global edition of just 2500.

Portobello by Tim Cotterill

Portobello by Tim Cotterill

Following his engineering education, Tim, who is also known as The Frogman, has always been intrigued with metalworking and has devoted himself solely to the creation of his unique bronze sculptures. Fascinated by frogs and birds during his childhood adventures into the English woods, Tim Cotterill had no idea he would someday be known as the Frogman. The sculptor uses a process called the lost wax technique invented by the Egyptians thousands of years ago.

For each model Tim designs a conceptual sketch, and from this a model is made using a metal armature and then using a special modelling material. Once the model is made it is reproduced using the lost wax casting process. First a mould is made from Tim’s original sculpture and, using this, a replica is made in wax. A ceramic shell of several layers is built up over three or four days around the wax cast. This shell is then heated in the foundry, the wax melts and is poured away and real bronze is poured into its place. The bronze models go through several tooling processes such as sanding before they are ready for the addition of the patina. The patina is the term to describe the final surface treatment of the sculpture, particularly the colour. To archive the vibrant colours Frogman sculptures are famous for, each one will go through a multi-step patina process to create the unique depths and richness of colour.

Portobello by Tim Cotterill

Portobello by Tim Cotterill

“Frogs are fun creatures! I have tried to capture their individual spirit, their fun, and their joy. Life is fun! I hope my art brings more happiness and joy into your life.” – Tim Cotterill
Portobello by Tim Cotterill

Portobello by Tim Cotterill

Portobello by Tim Cotterill

Portobello by Tim Cotterill

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

Tim Cotterill aka. The Frogman at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively please ring 01952 820397 or email info@artworx.co.uk
Artworx Gallery, 67 High Street, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AU

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