Bronze Snail 'Charlie Cabbage' by Orchard Pottery
A beautiful bronze resin sculpture of a snail with a deep metallic colour, polished to resemble solid bronze.
Size: 14cm Height, 28cms length
This bronze resin model is first sculpted in clay. A mold is then made from this. Bronze or foundry bronze pieces are made using hot metal which is poured into the mold, this is the more expensive of the two processes. Cold cast bronze is essentially resin in which bronze particles are suspended and then polished to resemble solid bronze, a cheaper process which makes the sculpture more affordable than it would otherwise be.
Orchard Pottery is a small pottery studio established in 1980. They design sculptures which are handmade in stoneware, bronze or cold cast resin. All their garden pieces are frostproof.
Doreen & Tony work predominately in ceramics, using most of the manufacturing processes available. These include coiling, press molding, slip casting, throwing, extruding, and slab building. On many pieces two or more techniques are employed. Recently some sculptures have been produced in cold-cast bronze resin and foundry bronze. All of the ceramic pieces are frostproof stoneware so that all of our products can be safely used in the garden all year round.
Read about the artist/maker, here.
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