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