New Release! Strata by Frogman

Artworx Gallery are proud to announce the release of Tim Cotterill’s latest bronze sculpture, Strata. Strata has a beautiful rich blue silver nitrate patina fading into a mix of greens and the addition of striking polished bronze ridges on his back. This stunning sculpture comes from a worldwide limited edition with a brand new unique patina.

Strata - New Frogman Bronze Sculpture by Tim Cotterill

Strata – New Frogman Bronze Sculpture by Tim Cotterill

Tim Cotterill’s bronze frog sculptures are known for their lovable characters, exquisite colour and skilful craftsmanship. The Leicester born artist designs his 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, with some of his earlier works having been been sold through Sothery’s, London.

Strata - New Frogman Bronze Sculpture by Tim Cotterill

Strata – New Frogman Bronze Sculpture by Tim Cotterill

For each sculpture Tim designs a conceptual sketch, and from this, a model is made using a metal armature as a skeleton and sculpting material over the skeleton. 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 several days around the wax cast. This shell is heated in the foundry, melting the wax which is then drained away and molten bronze is poured into its place. The bronze sculptures go through several smoothing and polishing processes before they are ready for the final stages of the colour patina. To achieve the vibrant colours, Frogman sculptures are famous for, each one goes through a multi-step patina process to create the unique depths and richness of colour. This process is all done by hand and no two sculptures are ever the same. Each sculpture is finally buffed and waxed by hand, then engraved with its own edition number.

Strata - New Frogman Bronze Sculpture by Tim Cotterill

Strata – New Frogman Bronze Sculpture by Tim Cotterill

Strata - New Frogman Bronze Sculpture by Tim Cotterill

Strata – New Frogman Bronze Sculpture 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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