Six new wildlife sculptures in miniature

Edge Sculpture in Miniature: A Contemporary Art Revolution

Welcome to the enchanting world of Edge Sculpture in Miniature, a realm where art transcends its traditional boundaries, and size becomes a canvas for innovation. In this world, contemporary statement pieces redefine the essence of home décor, each crafted with the vision of Matt Buckley, the mastermind behind Edge Sculpture.

The Art of Miniaturization: A New Adventure

Matt Buckley, an artist known for his creative curiosity, ventured into a new realm of artistic expression. His latest endeavor? To shrink his majestic large-scale sculptures into miniature marvels. This wasn’t about merely reducing size; it was about capturing the essence of the originals in a smaller form.

Utilising marble-based stone casting and the same intricate painting techniques, these miniatures are a testament to both artistry and technological advancement. However, the journey wasn’t without its challenges. Matt had to carefully tweak each piece, ensuring they were not only manufacturable but also retained the essence of their larger counterparts.

The Launch of a New Collection

Today, we proudly unveil a new chapter in the Edge Sculpture story with the introduction of six classic miniatures. This is just the beginning. More pieces, born from innovative techniques and Matt’s keen eye for detail, are on the horizon. What’s more, plans are underway to design unique displays for these miniature masterpieces. Each sculpture is a collectible, presented in a sleek, matt black gift box, bearing the silver foil logo of Edge Sculpture.

The new minitiature sculptures are:

Sea Turtle

Dive into the oceanic grace of the Sea Turtle. This piece captures the serene beauty of marine life, encapsulating the turtle’s majestic journey through the sea.

Dimensions

  • Height: 111mm (4.4 inches)
  • Width: 151mm (5.9 inches)
  • Depth: 98mm (3.9 inches)

About Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are fascinating marine reptiles that belong to one of seven different species. They are uniquely adapted to life in the ocean, where they spend most of their lives, only coming ashore to lay their eggs. The majority of sea turtles are characterized by long paddle-like front flippers and short rear flippers, with most species, except the leatherback, having hard, oval-shaped shells for protection.

In terms of size, sea turtles vary significantly among the species. The smallest can measure about 2 feet long and weigh around 80 pounds, while the largest species, like the leatherback turtle, can reach lengths of over 6 feet and weigh more than 2,000 pounds.

Sea turtles are known for their incredible ability to travel long distances. For instance, leatherback turtles have been recorded traveling over 12,774 miles over two years. These long migrations are crucial for their survival, as they move between their feeding grounds and nesting beaches. Female sea turtles show an incredible fidelity to their birthplace, often returning to the exact beach where they were born to lay their eggs.

Horse Bust in Bay

Horse Bust in Bay

The Horse Bust in Bay is a tribute to the untamed spirit of nature. It embodies the strength and grace of these noble creatures, a masterpiece of equine beauty.

Dimensions

  • Height: 144mm (5.7 inches)
  • Width: 167mm (6.6 inches)
  • Depth: 58mm (2.3 inches)

About the Noble Horse

Horses, known for their majesty and beauty, have captured human admiration for centuries. Their unique physical and behavioural character contribute to their elegant and powerful image, which can be wonderfully represented in sculptures such as this new Edge Sculpture.

Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal, contributing to an almost 360-degree field of vision. This, combined with their ability to gallop, where all four hooves are off the ground simultaneously, adds to their sense of grace and power.

 Horses have a plant-based diet, primarily feeding on grass, which aligns with their peaceful and serene nature. Despite their size, horses are gentle and capable of forming strong bonds with humans, showing a range of facial expressions to communicate their moods. They have been used for various tasks throughout history, from transportation to companionship, underscoring their versatility and resilience.

These attributes make them perfect subjects for sculptures that aim to capture their essence and portray their significance in human history and culture.

Wolf Bust

The Wolf Bust is a symbol of wild elegance. With its intricate details, it portrays the wolf’s fierce independence and its mystical presence in the lore of the wild.

Dimensions

  • Height: 120mm (4.7 inches)
  • Width: 107mm (4.2 inches)
  • Depth: 103mm (4.1 inches)

About the Wolf

Wolves in the wild are known for their strong social structure and pack mentality, which is central to their survival and success as hunters. Wolves have excellent vision and hearing and  communicate using vocalizations, scent marking, and body language making them highly intelligent creatures.

They embody a blend of both ferocity and beauty, often symbolizing freedom, intelligence, and the untamed wilderness. The new Edge Sculpture of a Wolf Bust captures these attributes, showcasing the majestic and enigmatic presence of the wolf.

This sculpture highlights the wolf’s piercing gaze, alert posture, and plush fur, embodying the essence of this wild creature, and making it an intriguing piece for both art enthusiasts and wildlife admirers.

Gorilla Bust

Embrace the might of the Gorilla Bust, a piece that speaks volumes of raw power yet gentle intelligence, reflecting the dual nature of these magnificent primates.

Dimensions

  • Height: 134mm (5.3 inches)
  • Width: 118mm (4.6 inches)
  • Depth: 87mm (3.4 inches)

About Gorillas

Gorillas are fascinating creatures, known for their impressive size and strength, as well as their gentle and contemplative nature.

They are predominantly herbivorous, living in the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa. Gorillas exhibit strong family bonds, led by a dominant male known as a silverback. Their expressions and behaviours can be quite human-like, which includes their ability to form deep emotional connections within their groups.

The new Gorilla Bust captures this unique blend of power and gentleness, highlighting the gorilla’s thoughtful eyes and expressive face, encapsulating the essence of one of nature’s most majestic creatures.

Venus Bust in Teal

The Venus Bust in Teal is a celebration of classical beauty and modern elegance. It’s a fusion of ancient grace with contemporary artistic expression.

Dimensions

  • Height: 141mm (5.6 inches)
  • Width: 112mm (4.4 inches)
  • Depth: 59mm (2.3 inches)

About the Venus Character

The Venus character, traditionally associated with the Roman goddess of love and beauty, is often depicted in art and sculpture for her classic and timeless elegance.

This new sculpture represents Venus captures her serene grace and the essence of femininity, captured here in a calm and dignified pose.

The sculpture reflects the goddess’s role as a symbol of beauty and love. In a modern interpretation like an Edge Sculpture, these classic features are blended with contemporary design elements, offering a fresh perspective on this iconic figure.

Lion Bust in Savannah

Last but not least, the Lion Bust in Savannah. This sculpture roars with the spirit of the king of the jungle, encapsulating its majestic and royal demeanour.

Dimensions

  • Height: 134mm (5.3 inches)
  • Width: 122mm (4.8 inches)
  • Depth: 80mm (3.1 inches)

About the Lion

Savannah lions, majestic rulers of the African plains, exude an air of regal authority and strength. Known for their powerful build, these lions are symbols of courage and power in their natural habitat.

The new Edge Sculpture of the Savannah Lion captures this essence brilliantly. It showcases the lion’s commanding presence, with a focus on its intense gaze and noble mane, embodying the spirit of the Savannah. This sculpture not only reflects the physical attributes of these magnificent creatures but also resonates with their commanding and noble personality.


Affordability Meets Artistry

Priced at £70 each, these sculptures are works of art and affordable treasures. Whether as gifts or additions to a collector’s array, these miniatures are accessible to all who appreciate the beauty of Edge Sculptures.

The Artistic Journey of Matt Buckley

At the heart of Edge Sculpture’s success is Matt Buckley, a master sculptor from Shropshire. His studio is a centre of creativity, where each Edge Sculpture, be it grand or miniature, is born. His artistic journey is one of relentless pursuit of perfection and innovation, continually pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the realm of sculpture art.

How to Buy

These new sculptures are currently in production, and we are told they will be available to buy in June. If it’s any earlier, we will announce on Facebook and Instagram. Until the, you can give us a call and reserve your new sculpture by paying a 25% deposit (£17.50). You can pay  more if you wish!

We will make an announcement as the new sculptures are in stock, you then can view them in our showroom or buy directly from our website with FREE delivery.

How Edge Sculptures are made

Crafting an Edge Sculpture is a laborious process that involves skilled craftsmanship and a keen eye for detail. Each piece is made in the UK at matt Bucklys studios with a talented team of professional sculptures.

First, the original piece is brought to life using clay, which is then expertly encapsulated in rubber to create the parent mould. From this mould, durable composite granite pieces are cast, and a vacuum sealing process removes any air bubbles that could compromise the sculpture’s integrity. The curing period is then initiated and sustained until the structure reaches the appropriate level of hardness.

After this stage, the piece undergoes meticulous examination and fettling to enhance its depth of detail and natural form. Then, expert artists apply passionate finishing touches to colour, shade, and detail the sculpture to perfection, creating a true masterpiece.

The entire process is a testament to the dedication and skill of the Edge team, resulting in a beautiful and enduring work of art that is sure to be treasured for years to come.

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