Richard Cooper Bronzes
Bronze Barn Gallery
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Signed Limited Edition Hot Cast Bronzes from Artists Such as Micheal Simpson
Richard Cooper & Company work with UK sculptors and designers to create stunning and unique foundry bronze sculptures. Products range from the flamboyant figurative work of Landanski, through to the detailed wildlife studies of Michael Simpson. All bronzes are produced using the lost wax method. Each bronze is decorated and finished either using traditional patinas or by hand painting with acrylics and enamels. Prices start at £25 retail.
We provide a bespoke commissioning service whereby you can see your chosen subject brought to life in solid bronze.
Bronze has been valued from the earliest civilisations in Greece, Egypt and Rome to the modern world today. It has been used to make utensils, weapons, furniture, statues, and monuments. In fact virtually anything that needs strength and must wear indefinitely.
It is fascinating to realise that a foundry from the old world would employ similar techniques to todays. Naturally there have been improvements over the generations but the system remains intact and true to the heritage.
The same high skill level to manage the intense heat generated in the process is needed, yet at the same time a delicate hand has to create the rich patina associated with bronze. A product from the ancient world would look similar if crafted today.
The appreciation of decorative bronze sculpture is probably more relevant today than at any time in the past. The style of homes in the Victorian era for example was full of objet d'art but today we favour clean uncluttered lines. One fine bronze sculpture is all that is needed.
Most of our pieces are limited edition from 25 to a maximum of 250 depending on the piece. Please feel free to view the work of our sculptors and by all means contact us with any enquiries you may wish to make.
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Although Mick studied fine art at Staffordshire Polytechnic it was the traditions of his home town of Stoke-on-Trent which inspired his love for sculpture. The famous towns forming the region have created some of the worlds finest works and respect for the craft of the sculptor and designer is well deserved. There are few modelers who can produce accurate and detailed studies covering such diverse subjects as dogs, cats, African wildlife and the female form. Mick is one of the few who can achieve this goal working from reference books, his own drawings, photographs and observation. Like so many artists and sculptors, his studio walls are covered in this reference. Mick is unusual in another way in that he is one of the few sculptors preferring to model in clay. Mostly wax is used for its versatility but Mick loves the freedom clay offers and is quite content to work around its limitations. This fantastic hot cast / solid bronze sculpture is an limited edition bronze made from a clay original by Michael Simpson. Fantastic detail, comes boxed with certificate. Limited edition of 100 Designed and made in the UK
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