New Release by The Frogman ‘Firecracker’

Artworx Gallery are proud to announce the latest release by bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill, Firecracker. Firecracker blasts into the Frogman pond with explosive and ground-breaking patinas. This sizzling new frog, issued in a very low edition is certain to sell out in a flash!

New Release by Tim Cotterill - The Famous Bronze Frogman Sculptor - Firecracker

New Release by Tim Cotterill – The Famous Bronze Frogman Sculptor – Firecracker

British born artist, Tim Cotterill creates these stunning bronze sculptures from his California based studio. Following his engineering education, Tim, who is known as The Frogman, has always been intrigued with metalworking and has devoted himself 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. Tim uses a process called the lost wax technique invented by the Egyptians thousands of years ago.

New Release by Tim Cotterill - The Famous Bronze Frogman Sculptor - Firecracker

New Release by Tim Cotterill – The Famous Bronze Frogman Sculptor – Firecracker

Tim Cotterill’s bronze frog sculptures capture the whimsical character, the jewel-like quality and the pure JOY of these beautiful little creatures. “Through the centuries and throughout the world, frogs have symbolised many things – Good Luck, Royalty, Fertility, Magic Potions, Energy, Charm. 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 pure FUN! As children we were excited to see our first frogs. They made us laugh when they jumped our way! We were curious about the strange way they felt; the odd way they moved and their simple contented look. I used to watch frogs at my pond in England, noting how each one had its own colour markings, character and even personality.”

For each sculpture Tim designs a conceptual sketch, and from this, a model is made using a metal armature as a skeleton and sculpting clay 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 shell is then taken away to reveal the bronze. The 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 Release by Tim Cotterill - The Famous Bronze Frogman Sculptor - Firecracker

New Release by Tim Cotterill – The Famous Bronze Frogman Sculptor – Firecracker

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.

Or get in touch below with our contact form….

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