Cornwall LivingIssue #63

Jumping for joy

Celebrated Sculptor The Frogman to return to Padstow’s Quay Art.

For artist Tim Cotterill, the shiny little frogs found in the secluded woods of his childhood in the English countryside were the beginning of a life-long fascination that has led him to be known as The Frogman. Tim’s much-admired bronze sculptures perfectly capture the whimsical character, jewel-like quality and pure joy of these beautiful little creatures.

“… visit us to appreciate these stunning sculptures for yourself.”

Quay Art in Padstow houses the Frogman Collection, having achieved Platinum gallery status, as one the world’s top selling galleries. It displays over 100 frogs at any time, as well as other bronze sculptures produced by the Frogman foundry, such as the popular ‘Lazy River’ kingfisher, regularly shipping to collectors nationwide. As Roger from the gallery explains, “We are delighted to present these captivating, colourful and expressive sculptures so more people can appreciate the creativity and craftsmanship of Tim Cotterill.”

While appearing to have been made from glass, these highly sought after collectors’ items are actually incredibly heavy, having been cast in solid bronze. They’re created following The Egyptian Wax Method and a six-step process that finally results in the stunning jewel-like patina. Check out the fascinating video on Quay Art’s website to discover more.

Each Frogman sculpture is individually finished, signed and numbered as part of a worldwide limited edition set. Quay Art will issue a certificate of authenticity and record the sale and limited edition details as proof of your original purchase. Roger continues: “Please visit us to appreciate these stunning sculptures for yourself. Come along to our show on Saturday 30th September, to meet Tim Cotterill, The Frogman, himself!”

Learn more about Tim’s inspiration and have him engrave your favourite frog sculpture, as well as viewing the stunning Frogman Collection, including two beautiful new frogs, released especially for the occasion: Stardust and Sapphire – with rich silver nitrate patinas in turquoise blue, purple and silver, available in limited editions of only 50 and 100 respectively.

Located in the pink building on the harbourside, Quay Art is an independent, contemporary fine art gallery offering a wide range of ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, original paintings and limited editions from internationally recognised artists. The gallery has built a sterling reputation for unique, distinctive artwork, with plenty of colour, humour and originality on display. Open seven days a week all year round, expect the unexpected!

"... visit us to appreciate these stunning sculptures for yourself."