year we are sponsoring a talented local artist to produce a limited
range of high quality sculptures of animals that like ponds and
streams. Our initial sculpture is of a beaver sitting on its hind
legs with its front paws tuched up against its chest.
pictures below are of the unfinished clay mould. The finished
sculpture will be cast in bronze resin and will be of the highest
we are involved in sponsoring bringing beavers to Britain through
The Mammals Trust UK, we plan to limit the number of sculptures
cast to the same number that are introduced this year.
that they can catch them, the Mammals Trust are hoping to get
18 adult beavers released into habitats in Scotland and Northern
England, so if you want a beautiful sculpture of a beaver for
your garden, please book early or you may be disappointed.
every sculpture purchased, a generous donation will be made to
The Mammals Trust UK to further their splendid work.
bottom two pictures are of the finished clay master and the last
one has been digitally metallised for fun. The cast sculpture
will be a deep and rich bronze colour.
final mould was cast at the end of the May, so it would set over
the Jubilee bank holiday.
you can see the fibreglass moulding which contains the latex mould
covering the clay original.
first bronze resin cast will be made in the next week or so.
end of July is with us and the first bromze resin beaver was cast
last week. He is pictured above next to a stream we built late
last year. This casting has already been purchased, so there are
only 17 more before we destroy the master mould. Order yours before
its to late.
plan to commission further sculptures during the year, with the
next being either a warthog or a baby hippo. All will be made
in strictly limited numbers to the highest quality. We aslo undertake
private sculpture commisions.