The Making of the Max The Miracle Dog Statue

The making of the Max the miracle dog statue.

As you may know I was recently commissioned to sculpt the statue of the ‘famous’ Springer Spaniel, Max. The life size bronze of this popular little dog now sits in Keswick, in the heart of the English Lake District. After being unveiled in July 2021, it has become a popular tourist attraction and his nose and ears have quickly become very shiny!

Max the miracle dog statue in bronze by Sculptor Kirsty Armstrong
Bronze statue of Max the miracle dog

I’ve made a short 2 minute video of the processes the sculpture went through before it was cast in bronze. It goes back in time from the finished bronze to the start when I first traced around Max’s ‘bum’ and feet! You can watch  The making of Max the miracle dog here.

The Max the miracle dog statue was created entirely by hand using traditional sculpting techniques. The piece was then expertly moulded and cast by Aron McCartney of The McArt studios, Barnard Castle (County Durham).

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Kirsty Armstrong Sculpture