Carl Longworth

Kingfisher II

Sculptures & Decorative Arts, Wildlife Art

Medium: Bronze Sculpture

Measurements: W 15cm x H 34cm

Stock: Available

£2,950

Enquire Now

Carl Longworth sculpture – Kingfisher II

Limited bronze sculpture, edition 21/25

Dimensions – height 34cm – width 15cm

Supplied with a certificate of authenticity

Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery for further details


The Creative Process

An original sculpture is first created using a material such as wax or clay. A silicone rubber mould is made from the original sculpture in order to create duplicates of the original design. The mould precisely captures every detail from the original sculpture.

Molten wax is poured into the rubber mould to form a wax copy of the original sculpture. Once the hot wax cools and hardens, the wax casting is removed from the mould and further work performed by hand to produce an exact replica of the original sculpture.

The wax is then coated with several layers of a liquid refectory ceramic and allowed to cure for several days, thereafter the hard heat-resistant shell with the wax inside is fired in a kiln. The ceramic shell is baked and the wax melts away to leave a cavity (hence the term “lost wax”).

Molten bronze is heated to a temperature of 700 degrees centigrade and then poured into the cavity. Once cooled, the ceramic shell is broken away to reveal a bronze sculpture. Any traces of ceramic shell are removed from the bronze. The sculpture is then further worked by the artist, chasing, sanding and polishing to achieve an exact copy of the original sculpture.

To complete the sculpture, a patina finish is created by the artist on the bronze surface. Colour is applied using chemicals that are heated with a flame torch to add colour and shading to the sculpture. Once the artist is happy with the patina, it is sealed under a wax coating. This process usually takes six to eight weeks to complete, and is carried out individually for each sculpture to create a unique finished piece.

 


British wildlife sculptor Carl Longworth approaches traditional subjects from an innovative angle.  His imaginative style comes through with his natural ability to create flowing lines, enhanced by beautiful patination. Carl’s love and enthusiasm for wildlife and nature is fully evident in his works, he aims to capture muscle tone, posture and expression with each and every subject. We are delighted to offer Carl’s works in the gallery; his skill and beautiful compositions capture essence and vitality which makes Carl a popular British sculptor of his time.

Breaking Dawn (SOLD)

Hare (SOLD)

Eclipse (SOLD)

Barn Owl V (SOLD)

Woodcock Preening (SOLD)

Little Owls (SOLD)

  • Poised Barn Owl

  • Fox

  • Pygmy Shrew

  • Twilight

  • Screech Owl

  • Barn Owl III

  • Kestrel

  • Long-eared Owl

  • New Moon

No videos for this art work