Scrooge – Limited Edition Bronze sculpture by Tim Cotterill

Artworx Gallery presents a new limited edition bronze sculpture by Tim Cotterill, the globally known sculptor known as the Frogman. This piece is called ‘Scrooge‘.

Bah Humbug! Scrooge is certain to shake up your holiday season. A brilliant charcoal nitrate patina with polished detail adorns this notorious ‘meanie‘. With a low edition of 150 Scrooge will dash-away in no time.

Scrooge - Limited Edition Bronze sculpture by Tim Cotterill

Scrooge – Limited Edition Bronze sculpture 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. 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.

Scrooge - Limited Edition bronze sculpture by Tim Cotterill

Scrooge – Limited Edition bronze sculpture by Tim Cotterill

Scrooge - Limited Edition bronze sculpture by Tim Cotterill

Scrooge – Limited Edition bronze sculpture by Tim Cotterill

For more information on Tim Cotterill and his bronze sculptures please visit the link below:

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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