Working in conjunction with The Pinkfoot Gallery, we're happy to bring you these beautiful bronze sculptures made by Robin Bouttell, one of the UK's best wildlife sculptors. The gallery commissioned a special collection of these exquisite miniature bronzes from Robin; each bronze is signed and editioned and we're proud to say each one is made in the UK using the 'lost wax' process.
This ancient method of metal casting, also known as cire-perdue dates back well over 5,000 years. The oldest known examples of this method were discovered in the Cave of the Treasure (The Nahal Mishmar hoard) in southern Israel, making them more than a staggering 5,700 years old.
Remarkably, although some of the techniques and materials have changed, much of the process is as it was in ancient times. The Lost wax process is still as popular due to its extreme accuracy in replicating detail and because of the durability of the objects it creates. However, the process is very arduous and time-consuming, which is reflected in the price of modern day bronze sculpture.