Hummingbird – 2013 Annual Bronze Bird Sculpture by Tim Cotterill

World famous Frogman Bronze Sculptor, Tim Cotterill has created his 2013 Annual Bird Sculpture – Hummingbird. This glorious bronze sculpture has been created in a beautiful silver nitrate patina with deep rich colours and a sophisticated elegance that offers life and movement to two seemingly content Hummingbirds. Tim consistently creates awe inspiring sculptures full of colour and character. His work is collected across the world and early pieces of his have even been sold through Sotherby’s, London.

Hummingbird is part of an exclusive Edition of only 200 worldwide and the piece is expected to sell out very quickly. Collectors have been anticipating this latest release following the success of his annual bird sculpture in 2012 which featured a handsome proud owl titled, ‘Cromwell’.

Frogman - Hummingbird Bird Sculpture 2013

Frogman – Hummingbird Bird Sculpture 2013 by Tim Cotterill

Tim, born in Leciester, England now creates these stunning sculptures from his California based studio. 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.

Frogman - Hummingbird Bird Sculpture 2013-detail by Tim Cotterill

Frogman – Hummingbird Bird Sculpture 2013 by Tim Cotterill

Artworx Gallery would like to invite all collects to meet Tim Cotterill at the gallery in Newport, Shropshire UK on Tuesday 17th September 2013, where Tim will be giving a talk about his work and meeting with collectors. For further details please contact the gallery for your invitation.

 

Frogman - Hummingbird Bird Sculpture 2013 by Tim Cotterill

Frogman – Hummingbird Bird Sculpture 2013 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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