Exclusive UK Frogman Release: Cracker

Artworx Gallery are proud to announce a new special sculpture by Tim Cotterill. Created especially for UK Frogman collectors, Cracker is part of a very small edition of just 125. Expected to sell out very quickly, make sure you don’t miss out on this beautiful sculpture by British sculptor, Tim Cotterill.

Cracker has a beautifully bright, vibrant and festive patina, with tones of red and gold echoing throughout his body. This little chap oozes charisma and charm.

Uk Special - Cracker by Tim Cotterill

Uk Special – Cracker by 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.

UK Special - Cracker by Tim Cotterill

UK Special – Cracker by Tim Cotterill

UK Special - Cracker by Tim Cotterill

UK Special – Cracker 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.

Or get in touch below with our contact form….

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