Frogman – Belle Fleur Bronze
Frogman – Belle Fleur Bronze. Limited Edition Bronze. Hand Signed by the Artist.
Tim Cotterill aka Frogman has become the biggest selling bronze artist in the world today. with his elegant, stylized, whimsical bronze frogs and his passionate collectors span the globe.
Born in Leicester, England, in 1950, he left school at the age of 15. Firstly, beginning a 6 year electrical engineering apprenticeship. Eventually moving onto landscape design / construction and stone masonry after completing his apprenticeship.
Welded Steel Amimals
Intrigued with metalworking and fast machines Tim started designing and building radical wheeled vehicles in his spare time. Additionally, he found his peak interest in the design of welded steel animals and birds during the 1970’s.
Undoubtedly, his work was well received through private commission, exhibitions, galleries and Sotheby’s world renown auction house in London.
Tim’s curiosity of the diverse lifestyles in California led to many trips to the USA. Without a doubt, his life sized one-off welded steel owls, parrots, eagles and hawks were an instant hit at street art shows coast to coast. Over 380 original welded steel sculptures were created from 1972-1990.
Consequently, emigrating to California, USA in 1990 and living in a rented 4 car garage in Venice Beach he started designing his now famous bronze frogs. He quickly discovered everyone loved them.
Furthermore, 25 years later and proudly an American citizen Tim resides in PARADISE. Ultimately, his own funky structure in an industrial area of Venice Beach, California, USA.
The Foundry represents and manufactures exclusive designs for several world-class bronze artisans, including Tim Cotterill, The Frogman! It is located in Southern California and continues to grow and develop by pioneering innovative colour patina applications and cutting-edge metalwork techniques coupled with impeccable attention to quality control and finish detail.
Lost Wax Casting
Once Tim has created the master, the sculptures are then all made using the Lost Wax Casting process. This is a process that goes back over thousands of years and the sculptures can take up to 8 weeks to produce. All are created from top quality silicone bronze and are hand finished by patina experts, with many years of training and experience.
Each Frogman sculpture is created as a limited edition and an edition number is engraved on every sculpture. Each sculpture will be accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity
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