The World Famous Frogman sculptor visits Shropshire

Artworx Gallery invites Frogman Collector’s to meet bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill on Tuesday 16th September 2014.

The World Famous Frogman sculptor, Tim Cotterill will be visiting Shropshire based art gallery, Artworx to meet with collectors and present several new and special releases. In light of the special event, Tim has created two Limited edition frogs, Amethyst & Allegra.Both sculptures have proved incredibly popular and so collectors have been urged to pre-order beforehand to avoid any disappointment on the night.

Amethyst is the larger of the two sculptures, a frog delicately climbs a reed to move closer to a dazzling ladybird. The lime green reed is highlighted with silver and features a polished bronze base. Allegra the smaller of the two, patiently waits in a curious pose and reveals a stunning silver underbelly and unique purple patina.

Matching edition numbers of Amethyst & Allegra are available, please contact us to confirm.

 

Amethyst and Allegra - 2014 UK Show Frogs by Bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill

Amethyst and Allegra – 2014 UK Show Frogs by Bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill

Originally from Leicester, bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill started his working life with a six year engineering apprenticeship, learning how to work with metal. Through this experience Cotterill developed his hunger for creative metalworking. He began creating custom-made motorcycles and trikes and developing his passion for metal sculpture. First creating owls and birds, he then followed his fascination for amphibians going on to create his recognisable and collectable frog sculptures. Cotterill now designs his bronze sculptures from his home in Venice, California.

Cotterill uses the lost wax technique to create his sculptures, a labour-intensive process invented by the Egyptians thousands of years ago. He begins with a conceptual sketch for each sculpture, from this a model is made, using metal as a skeleton and then sculpting clay for the overall refined finish. First a wax replica is made from the original sculpture, which is repeatedly dipped into a solution and dried for several days forming a strong ceramic shell. This shell is heated in the foundry to melt and drain away the inner wax, then molten bronze is poured into its place. The shell is then chipped off and sandblasted to reveal the bronze underneath. The bronze sculptures go through several smoothing and polishing processes before they are ready for the final stages. To achieve the vibrant colours Frogman sculptures are famous for, each one goes through several steps of hand applied colour patina to create the unique depths and richness of appearance. This process is all done by hand and no two sculptures are ever the same. Each sculpture is finally buffed and waxed by hand.

Allegra - 2014 UK Show Frogs by Bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill

Allegra – 2014 UK Show Frogs by Bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill

Amethyst - 2014 Show Frog by Bronze Sculptor Tim Cotterill

Amethyst – 2014 Show Frog by Bronze Sculptor 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.

Or get in touch below with our contact form….

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