Inspired by a ca 1900 terra cotta
purportedly once from..
a brewery building facade...
Philadelphia,
~ I present ~
Wolf roundel Nr WH
Modelled by Randall

Randall is an art scholarship recipient of Iowa Central Community College.

The original finished clay model by Randall

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Further down below elow are some studio photos of my orginal clay model during it's various creation and finishing stages. These clay models are NOT molded copies taken off antiques, but were hand sculpted by Randall in the same style and configurations as 19th century and Art Deco architectural sculptures.
Molds made of my clay models enable clients to purchase cast-stone or concrete casts of my models for wall decoration, garden or incorporating into a brick wall in new construction in a variety of finishes.
  1. General information
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SIZE: roundel: Nominal 20" diameter, with the complete assembly: 29" diameter
WEIGHT:Roundel: around 45#, concrete: 65#

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In concrete the assembly could also be made into a fountain by drilling and inserting a pipe in the mouth and embed into a garden wall for a truly unique and dramatic work of art you will not find elsewhere.

HISTORY of the building

A round architectural terra cotta sculpture purportedly came from a demolished Philly brewery with the name "wolf head brewery," it was for sale on a salvage site for $3500 for quite a while but I have not been able to confirm the origination, or link to any brewery by that name, so either the name of the brewery is wrong or it came from a different building, either way it was a rare and unique sculpture.
I bookmarked the piece but the price tag was the killer, then later on I went to go take another look to motivate me to think about wangling some funds to buy it, but I discovered it was SOLD, ok, oh well right?
Ok, as a dog lover the wolf head was still stuck in my head, so I decided to create my own model of him but I decided the original wolf head was not so well done after all, the extremely slanted eyes and mouth, and a few other issues about it bothered my artistic eye and didn't look "correct." A little searching, ok a LOT of searching... through a hundred wolf photos for a snarling wolf to use for visual reference, I found maybe one photo that was close to what I visualized and wanted in my model. Another photo of a remarkably attractive wolf with kind, expressive, and gentle eyes served as the visual reference for the models' eyes;

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He is shown in the photos with one classical egg & dart border since one border model was all that was necessary as this was molded and 4 borders are cast from the molds to complete a set.
The model is a nominal 4" deep to allow for embedding concrete casts into a brick wall.
The medallion and the borders will be also available in concrete, for those wishing to purchase the complete set, keep in mind that due to the round shape, the assembly of 5 pieces will almost certainly have to be embedded into a wall and not hung ON the wall as it would be nearly impossible to attach hidden hangars or anchors on the wall to properly hang all 5 pieces together without first mounting on something like a sheet of plywood or anchoring them from the back as I did.

This page is for the center wolf head medallion alone, in interior cast stone. Contact me for specifics on the entire assembly in concrete.

Interior cast-stone with optional 4 sections of classic egg & dart border shown on my studio wall.

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Interior cast-stone in the old limestone grey finish.

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Rough laying in of the clay shape

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Initial setting up of the clay model and progress views

PRICES

Prices are no longer shown on each page due to the increasing number of pages plus their corresponding PayPal codes that I have to manually edit individually on two web sites every time I need to adjust for shipping costs or pricing.

As a general guideline- most of my sculptures are priced between $69 to $300, with many in the $100-$150 range. A price list is partially completed as a PDF file, some browsers will view PDF files directly with plug-ins, otherwise you may need to download the file:

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SHIPPING

Due to the size and weight of many of my larger sculpture, cardboard boxes just don't work well for them, the majority of my sculptures with few exceptions are shipped in custom built CDX plywood crates, smaller sculptures may ship double boxed instead of a crate.

Shipping is now included in the price, concrete however is priced more due to the additional weight, extra production handling and packing it involves.

Larger sculptures are packed into 1/2" thick plywood crates lined with rigid foam board, packing and shreaded newspaper or excelsior, glued, joint cleated and air nailed. You will need a #2 square drive bit or large phillips driver to open the lid. Smaller sculptures ship typically double boxed.

I use FEDEX ground service for all shipments in the lower 48 states. I do not ship outside the USA.

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DESIGNS by RANDALL

The clay models shown in my various work in progress photos are not reproduced and molded off of existing antique pieces.
These hand sculpted models are created from scratch by Randall in water based clay, and typically take an average of 20-30 hours to set up, layout and sculpt each master model.
When the clay models are finished, they are permanently captured with silicone mold compounds which can pick up even a fingerprint and faithfully transfer it to a cast made in it. From the molds, interior cast-stone as well as concrete sculptures are made available for clients to purchase.

Existing savaged pieces are limited to what happens to be for sale at high prices, often damaged, rarely found in pairs and being typically large in scale (meant to be seen from the street from 5 floors below) they are difficult to display in today's smaller homes and apartments. Instead of making molds of these pieces, Randall creates new original models based on authentic 19th century and early 20th century Victorian, Art Deco and Louis Sullivan style architectural sculptures. While I do have a small number of older designs directly molded from antique pieces, these are being phased out over time as I create my own original models.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE:

Designs in the Collection are copyright, this includes reproductions of antique pieces upon which I made certain modifications, alterations or changes- the changes are copyright. I do not sell molds, nor casts for others to replicate. I reserve the right to decline sales to anyone.

Original clay models by Randall (and casts made from them) all carry my impressed model numbers, paw-print logo, date of creation, signature casting number date are inscribed by hand on the back of every cast.

General information applicable to all of my sculptures

My standard cast-stone is for INTERIOR OR UNDER A COVERED PORCH ONLY! Out in the garden they might last 4 or 5 years, maybe longer before showing weather damage.

If you are looking for something for the garden or to build into a wall, I offer concrete as a special order item which takes approx 3 weeks. Not all pieces are available in concrete.

All of my sculptures have a heavy wire embedded on the back to hang them on the wall.

FINISHES AVAILABLE
I offer several different finishes. The suggested default finish for each is shown in the ordering menu for each sculpture. They vary from piece to piece, and actual colors displayed on your monitor will vary as well. The samples below now include the 2 available concrete stains.

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QUESTION: Aren't these too heavy for my plasterboard wall Randall?

By no means! keep in mind- your walls weigh thousands of pounds and support the roof. HOWEVER- do not use plastic or self adhesive picture hangars of any kind, or try to simply put a screw into the thin sheetrock-these will not hold, and are not designed to.

Install your mounting hooks or other hangars into the solid wood STUD inside the wall, these are spaced 16" apart. You should use an anchor rated to hold at least twice the shipping weight of the sculpture.

To show what a sheetrock wall can hold, here is a photo of two shelves I installed on my bedroom wall for original sculptures that I couldn't mount any other way, the brackets are screwed into the wall studs with 3" screws. The weight for the stone and terra-cotta shown-the top shelf; 175# and 125# for the lower shelf- 300# total.

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Another wall in the bedroom, the green copper cornice and the round lion on the left are antique salvage, the others are casts of my own sculptures. The D4-R panel can be seen on the right in the bright gold finish over the head-board.

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Important: due to some confusion I need to clarify that this page offers the interior cast-stone wolf medallion WITHOUT the optional borders, if you are interested in the optional borders OR having this cast in concrete for the garden etc- contact me FIRST before ordering.

The optional 4 border casts for this in interior cast-stone are