High Tea Collection of sculptures by Tim Cotterill

Tim Cotterill has released a beautiful new collection of sculptures, designed to create a captivating centre piece. The High Tea Collection consists of three charming frog sculptures each named after cherished tea flavours; Chai, Jasmine and Pekoe, and a centre sculpture of mushrooms and ladybirds.

The collection is available as a four-piece set and also each piece individually. Each piece is part of a worldwide limited edition and so only available for a limited time. Tim Cotterill’s bronze sculptures are created using the lost wax technique and each sculpture is engraved with Tim’s name, the edition number and the year of creation. To view the collection visit Artworx Gallery based in Newport, Shropshire, UK. Or visit online for the latest releases www.artworx.co.uk

High Tea Collection by Tim Cotterill. Bronze Sculpture

High Tea Collection by Tim Cotterill

Originally from Leicester, bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill started his working life on 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. Cotterill now designs his bronze sculptures from his home in Venice, California.

Chai (pictured below) is a bright yellow bronze Frogman sculpture by Tim Cotterill taken from the High Tea Collection. The name ‘Chai’ is used to describe tea in numerous languages, derived from Mandarin Chinese chá (). This attractive little sculpture is part of a small edition of 1,000 worldwide. 

Chai - Bronze Frogman sculpture by Tim Cotterill. Taken from the High Tea Collection

Chai – Bronze Frogman sculpture by Tim Cotterill. Taken from the High Tea Collection

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.

Jasmine (pictured below) is a cyan blue frog sculpture taken from Tim Cotterill’s High Tea Collection. Jasmine is a graceful bronze frog ready to pounce. The word Jasmine describes tea scented with aroma from jasmine blossoms to make a scented tea. Jasmine has a beautiful mottled colouring which is different with every sculpture, as each piece is hand finished.

Jasmine - Bronze Frogman Sculpture by Tim Cotterill. Taken from the High Tea Collection

Jasmine – Bronze Frogman Sculpture by Tim Cotterill. Taken from the High Tea Collection

Pekoe (pictured below) is the a marble coloured red and white frog sculpture by Tim Cotterill. Taken from Tim’s High Tea Collection, Pekoe is a desirable bronze sculpture with a charismatic pose and adorable little yellow belly. Pekoe is named after a high-quality tea made from the downy tips of the young buds of the tea plant. 

Pekoe - Bronze Frogman Sculpture by Tim Cotterill. Taken from the High Tea Collection

Pekoe – Bronze Frogman Sculpture by Tim Cotterill. Taken from the High Tea Collection

In recent years the ladybird has become an iconic feature of Tim Cotterill’s sculptures. He enjoys giving his sculpture human-like qualities and his ladybirds allow his critically acclaimed frog sculpture to become alive as they attempt to capture the small insects. Tea Garden brings the entire High Tea Collection together and animates the surrounding frog sculptures. Cotterill always maintains his sculptures should talk to each other.

Tea Garden (pictures below) is the centre piece of the entire High Tea Collection by British Bronze sculptor Tim Cotterill. The piece holds three miniature mushrooms each holding a small ladybird.

Tea Garden - Bronze sculpture by Tim Cotterill. Taken from the High Tea Collection

Tea Garden – Bronze sculpture by Tim Cotterill. Taken from the High Tea Collection

For more information please visit

Tim Cotterill at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively please ring 01952 820397 or email info@artworx.co.uk
Artworx Gallery, 67 High Street, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7AU.

Opening times Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm. Saturday 9am – 5pm. Sunday closed.

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