Hand Painted African Tree Frog Sculpture UK yellow spots Dorset
Hand Painted African Tree Frog Sculpture UK yellow spots Dorset
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African Tree Frog Sculpture Yellow Spot Hand sculpted and painted in UK

£89.99

Product Description

What a great talking point! These frogs are plentiful in ponds and rivers within the south-eastern portion of Sub-Saharan Africa. They are aquatic and are often greenish-grey in colour. African clawed frogs are also frequently sold as pets, and sometimes incorrectly misidentified as African dwarf frogs.

This  unique piece has been hand sculpted from clay then cast  from high grade marble resin, designed and hand painted by an award winning British artist.  Every sculpture is unique,  you will never see two identical.

How they are made:

  • Research & Design

This, of course, means any design can at most only be hinted at within the confines of a sketch and instead a piece really develops on the turntable alone, keeping the reference material down to a minimum and relying far more on the mind’s eye as a source of aesthetic judgement. design can at most only be hinted at within the confines of a sketch and instead a piece really develops on the turntable alone, keeping the reference material down to minimum and relying far more on the mind’s eye as a source of aesthetic judge. 

  • Sculpting

To be able to evolve a sculpt with the energy and fluidity required means that a sturdy armature is needed.  Its primary purpose is to have the strength to hold the weight of wet clay as it is violently formed into its desired shape with such purpose that leaves a deliberate rawness within the body of every piece.  Of course, the composition is incredibly important and the engineering paramount in order to make a figure that stands solidly and without weakness so that an appropriate thickness of clay can be maintained throughout.

  • Moulding
We pride ourselves in our ability to keep the integrity of the original clay sculpture alive so nothing is more important than the first rubber mould.  To harness the sheer weight of the material and avoid leakage we have to construct a very strong and perfectly sealed case to shroud the piece as closely as possible.  Cut-lines are predetermined and appropriate bleeds are added to allow any trapped air to escape and only then can we begin to pour in the pre-vacuumed liquid rubber.  Once the rubber has hardened the Mould is then skilfully cut allowing the removal of the now surplus clay sculpture.
  • Casting

A special mixture of marble stone is then patiently poured into the prepared master mould, which is then lowered into a vacuum chamber to aid the bleeding process to remove those unwanted air bubbles that still may otherwise reside within the casing.  Once cured and properly hardened, the cast can be removed to reveal the first clean sample.

  • Fettling, Sandblasting & Levelling

To prepare for painting a cleaning process begins where one of our ever-diligent fettlers will eliminate any unwanted mould lines and undesirable casting residue using small speed adjustable drills, knives and sanding blocks.  Any pieces made in several parts are then assembled using steel pins, resin and glue before being levelled and then finally sand-blasted in order to give it a slight key.

  • Painting & Finishing

The piece then finds its way back to the Design Studio in order to complete its journey through the development phase.   The colour patterns are developed and the chosen hues applied until a Studio Master is created.  This is ultimately the piece with which all subsequent production pieces are compared against, to maintain our excellent level of continuity.

Designed and Sculptured by well known artist at his studios in England. The sculpture is a collection influenced by style rather than subject. The mix of form, light and texture gives unique feel to each individual piece.

Take a look in our gallery to see the creating process.

 

Measurements:

  • Height – 102mm – 4 inches
  • Width – 140mm – 5.6 inches
  • Depth – 120mm – 4.7 inches

Delivery:

Shipping to most places in mainland UK is priced at £9.50, or free click and collect in store! World wide shipping available! If you are outside mainland UK,  please contact us for the shipping out.

For all UK orders on our website ( apart from mirrors which are specially made for you in the UK), we are happy to offer you a 14 day money-back guarantee on all unused goods with their original packaging within 14 days of the date of dispatch. If the return is required as a result of our error, there is no collection charge. In other circumstances, you will be required to cover the cost of the return carriage and the original delivery charge (even when original delivery may have been free of charge). In the case of bulky or heavy furniture items, this cost may be higher than the original delivery charge.

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shop location: 5 Westbourne arcade, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9AY

Contact number: 01202 760566

Email: info@scape-west.co.uk

It’s our aim to get your goods to you as soon as possible.  Please refer to delivery lead times below for your purchases:

  • Small/standard items – aim to deliver within 5 working days
  • In stock furniture items – aim to deliver within 2 – 3 weeks
  • Most of our mirrors are made to order and can be delivered within 10-12 weeks
  • Out of stock items 4 – 14 weeks (We will be able to advise you by email of the estimated arrival time of any item you are interested in ordering before you place your order).
  • Mixed Items – in stock – All items delivered together within 1-4 weeks.

If you need an item for a specific deadline, please let us know and we will do our best to meet your schedule.

Please note that due to the pandemic, it might take longer to deliver your item. Our stock quantity changes hour by hour. Therefore, we would strongly recommend you to email us at info@scape-west.co.uk for delivery information and stock availability first before you place your order.

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