Staffordshire Bull Terriers are so not what they seem and trying to portray their tough and strong looking body without loosing their amazing love and adoration to us humans was a hard thing to do in a bronze animal sculpture.
This sculpture, was a commission for someone who was very fond of their dog – a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and whilst I was keen to show the essence of this breed of dog, which is one of strength and power, I wanted to show no aggression whatsoever. I realised these dogs are incredibly gentle souls, and now I see why they are so often miss-understood! Their powerful, looks do not portray their nature!
It was a very tricky sculpture to do, but I enjoyed getting to know Staffis, drawing them, watching the way they moved, and taking endless photos…..I re-worked the piece several times, until I was totally happy. So here is a gentle giant sleeping, oblivious to the world around him!
I worked on this piece in wax, and then had it cast at a foundry in Dorset as a limited edition. Whilst this bronze sculpture looks very elegant in a sitting room, I could also sculpt it as a life size sculpture for the outdoors. This bronze sculpture is cast in bronze as a limited edition of 9 or in bronze resin as a limited edition of 25
Measurements : H12cm L16cm D10cm
Materials: Bronze or Bronze resin
Price: £1,500 in Bronze | £350 in Bronze resinBuy now