My new Otter Sculpture is finally finished!

‘Erik’, the new Otter sculpture is finally finished!

The wax original is now in the process of being moulded by Lakeland Mouldings, in the Lake District. Once the mould is made then the Otter sculpture will go into production. Views of a New standing Otter Sculpture by Kirsty Armstrong.

The sculpture is the life size of a four to five month old Otter standing upright on his haunches. He’s surrounded by pebbles, shells and sand, and I’ve also added clam fossils to the base.

I lived on Shetland as a very small child, and it is still such a special place for me. There is a population of Eurasian Otters on Shetland, feeding in the rivers, lochs, and the sea.  

The sand I’ve used on the original sculpture actually comes from Spiggy beach on Shetland, where we used to play as children.

Spiggy Beach on Shetland
Spiggy Beach, Shetland

The Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary cares for sick, injured and abandoned seals and Otters on Shetland. I will be donating an amount to them from each otter sculpture sold.

The sculpture will be produced as a limited edition in several different finishes. These will include cold-cast bronze, pewter and iron, as well as a hand painted version.

The first 25 pieces will be at a slightly reduced introductory rate (price to be confirmed shortly). Please Contact me if you’d like to be on the ‘interested-but-no-obligation-to-purchase’ list. There are currently (3/3/24) 22 places already filled…

The first casts will be ready for me to polish, finish and photograph over the next couple of weeks. More soon!


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