Dog Sculpture


Westie sketch

Or should I say three dogs sculpture.

Westies carved in Portland Limestone – I met the three West Highland White Terriers who were the subjects for this carving.   They visited me here a few times, so I got to know them a little.   Immediately their huge personalities were evident, alert, happy, exploring.  It was enormously helpful in giving a character and life to the carving.

Maquette for Westies sculpture

Westies sculpture maquette

Before starting the carving I sketched the dogs and worked on a few clay maquettes to get a grouping for the sculpture, which was to be from a single block of stone.  Once the pose was decided, I got underway.  I took photographs of the stages of carving, so there’s a good catalogue of the sculpture’s progress.

Westies dog sculpture




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