A life-size Dog Sculpture


Dog sculpture

It isn’t at all surprising that for many thousands of years artists have drawn, painted and sculpted dogs, our beautiful, loyal pets are loved so much and become an integral part of our lives.  It has been such a wonderful experience for me to carve various dog sculptures over the years and meeting the captivating canines who have been my subjects.

It has always been important to me to give the sculpture something of the special characteristics of the dog I’m carving.  It may be the alertness, playfulness, loyalty, the way the ears are pricked, the leaning affectionately, the watchful guarding, the large paws or curly tail.  Every dog has its very own character and nature.

Philly visited me at the workshop so that I could get to know her and her mannerisms a little before starting on the commissioned sculpture.  She has a very particular way of sitting, which she’s done since being a tiny puppy, and it was this ‘sitting’ that would be the pose for the life-size carving.

Sitting dog sculpture

You can follow the carving progress of Philly – a Sitting Dog Sculpture, if you’d like to see the stages of making this piece.

If you are interested in commissioning a sculpture to capture your own dog’s unique features in stone, do get in touch.







  1. Comment by Keith:

    Wow, that link above showing the progress of the carving is definitely worthy of a click!
    A great photo story, hard to believe that you can go from there and end up somewhere altogether different via all points in between, beautiful insight into the process but I suspect it only hints at the effort and art that is involved.
    Its so daring and ambitious to start at the bland, ugly and gigantic object in the 1st photo and end up with what you’ve made which is lovely and tells of the living animal too.
    Well done and thanks for sharing.

    • Reply by Jennifer:

      Thanks so much! The huge block seemed rather daunting to start with, but it soon began to take shape – when I look at the images now it is a reminder of all the stages, I’d sort of forgotten about them all.

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