Category Archives: Bronze Dog Sculptures

Dog sculpture wax inspection for bronze casting

Wax positive inspection at the Foundry

Visited the art foundry to inspect the wax positive for the bronze poodle sculpture. Over all I was very pleased with the quality of the work. There are a few minor corrections. 1. Special attention will be focused on the jaw in order to ensure it will line up correctly. 2. The left paw will be revisited in order to ensure it...

Poodle dog sculpture is ready for the foundry

The Poodle dog sculpture is ready for the foundry, but only after the client reviews the video and approves the final sculpture.

The sculpture took about 3.5 months to complete. The foundry will take another 8-12 weeks to create the molds, create the bronze casting and apply the patina.

The texture on the coat took much longer than I thought it would....

Life size poodle statue

Today's post depicts the rough work-in-progress on the life size poodle statue commission.  The client requested an open mouth pose; therefore, most of my time to this point was sculpting the tongue and teeth sections. The mouth is a two piece section that is temporarily attached. I will remove the lower section (jaw-tongue & teeth) after the head is completely detailed.

The reason...

Custom bronze dog sculptures

I have been producing custom bronze dog sculptures since roughly 2005. Prior to producing bronze dog sculptures I would fabricate dog sculptures using porcelain or resin.

In the early 2000's I freelanced for Dannyquest Designs, their main focus being cold cast bronze.  Cold-cast bronze is a blend of resin and bronze powder used to imitate the lost-wax bronze. Most collectors cannot tell them...

Rhodesian Ridgeback bronze sculptures

These Rhodesian Ridgeback bronze sculptures depicted in the second video were commission by a client in Brazil. She had quite an operation for her Rhodesian Ridgebacks. I believe the ranch was over 1,000 acres, giving this awesome hunting dog ample room.

For the Rhodesian Ridgeback bronze sculptures I utilized American Fine Arts Foundry, located in Burbank, California.

This canine breed is large...

Bronze Dog Sculptures

Custom Canine Bronze Statues

Bronze dog sculptures is one of my niches. I have been creating dog sculptures since the early 80’s. I enjoy sculpting all breeds for each breed has it’s own special qualities.

Sculptures that depict a canine with wildlife are among my favorite concepts to work on. For example, scenes with Rhodesian Ridgebacks tracking a magnificent African Lion are very...

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Sculptures

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Sculptures: This Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Sculptures was commissioned by a Canadian breeder. The scale for this project is 1:1 (life-size). The video shows the technique I used for the fur texture. Moreover, here is a list of tools and material I used for the project. • Rigid white expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam comes in 1, 1.5 and 2 lb density. • Industrial Precision Waxpen ( used...

Bronze English Bulldog Statue

This life-size bronze English Bulldog statue bust was originally sculpted in the mid 90's and produced in resin. In 2005 it was then reworked and produced in bronze.

The study for the Bronze English Bulldog Sculpture was our pet, "Tank". Later I had AKC  "American Kennel Club" Judges and breeders critique the sculpture in order to perfect the confirmation before I delivered it...