New Frogman Sculpture: Aurora by Tim Cotterill

Artworx Gallery are proud to announce the latest release by Tim Cotterill, Aurora is the sixth addition to the highly collectable ‘Gems Collection II Series’.

With a vibrant blue and purple patina, Aurora peeks over to get a good view of the morning sunrise. Aurora will remind you of the last time you to stopped to enjoy the start of a beautiful new day.

New Frogman Release: Aurora by Tim Cotterill

New Frogman Release: Aurora by Tim Cotterill

Tim, born in Leicester, 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 World Famous Frogman. The sculptor uses a process called the lost wax technique invented by the Egyptians thousands of years ago.

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.

New Frogman Release: Aurora by Tim Cotterill

New Frogman Release: Aurora 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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