Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sculptures by Alan Cottrill...

OMD OMD... I was sooooooo excited last night when I saw the comment from our furend SWEET WILLIAM.... HE KNOWS ALL ABOUT THE WARTHER MUSEUM. Sweet William doesn't have a blog... butt he reads a lot of OURS. I wish he Would start one though. Sweet William is from Cincinnati. He knew that Mrs. Warther collected BUTTONS and has a beautiful display of those. AND Mr. Warther Invented the knife system that he used to do his carvings... AND he started making kitchen knives.. which is how he supported his family.. after he left the Steel Mill. And Sweet William HAS a set of Warther Knives!!! They are really cool drool. The family STILL makes them RIGHT THERE and M-F you can watch them do it. I am sooooooo glad that someone Knows that I was NOT pullin your walkin strings with all the stuffs I said about this Museum and Mr. Warther's wonderful talent. THANKS Sweet William!!!
Some of you wanted to know how long it took Mr. Warther to Carve a full train.. He did the Lincoln train... start to finish in two months... and remember ... this was his HOBBY.. he did NOT work FULL TIME all day long.

Today I will take you to my Furend Alan Cottrill's Sculpture studio. He sculpts in Clay and then casts the works of art in Bronze. THIS is one of the Many sculptures that is OUTSIDE his studio.. along the sidewalk leading to the entrance. I have to hold on Very much tight beclaws this bucking bronco is being frightned by a Rattle Snake.. butt you can't see that in this picture.

This is just ONE of the four men in this sculpture... I couldn't get them ALL in.. butt wanted to show you John Glenn... who was the furst Human to Circle the Earth.. in Space!! He went around Three times. He was born in New Concord, OH which is not very far from where I live.

This is a George Washington and Thomas Jefferson!

THIS is ME (Frankie Furter) with one of Alan's Dawg Sculptures. This one was commissioned by her owner and the original is in Pencil Vane E Ah.

This is a sculpture that was commissioned by somebuddy in Ireland.. it depicts the grrreat FAMIN.

This is another view of it. It makes you feel very much SAD.

Now THIS is Alan and he is sculpting a commissioned piece.. a Hunter... you can see the Pretend GUN over his shoulder.. That one will be taken off and Alan will sculpt it of clay also.

I once wrote a story about the Canada Geese that he was asked to sculpt. They were about 5feet wide and 5 feet high.. there were 4 of them in various poses. I used them to tell the story about a goose egg that accidently rolled out of its nest.. It was based on a Fur REAL thingy that happened... TO ME!! I once found a Goose on her Nest... and she did have an Egg that had rolled out.

I had my mom take some pics of his "Geese" and then added the REAL pics of ME the day I (Frankie Furter) really did FIND the Goose Nest and Egg. Alan Loved the story. I was Very Very much Proud to have written something based on his Wonderful Work!!

And guess WHAT ELSE??? He knows EXACTLY where Sarge Lives... Alan has Played Golf on the Course that is located at the Bottom.. and pawt way UP Sarge's Mountain.. It is a cool place fur Sarge to live...

I hope you will google Alan Cottrill AND Warther Woodcarving Museum.

PeeS... As far as how long it takes Alan to do a piece.. it depends on the SIZE and how many figures are in it... then there is some time fur the clay to dry and then the whole thing is made into a casting... and the casting then gets filled with the Bronze.. at his foundry... then there is clean up work to be done.

Sooooo I will say this... it takes LONGER for Alan to make a piece than it did fur Mr. Warther. Different Mediums take different times to complete.


Sarge said...

Hey Frankie!
Wow, that's pawesome artwork! I think he needs to use two dogs that are near and dear to our hearts for his next project!! Don't ya think? Frankie and Sarge statues would be amazing!!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

buttersthelilyorkiepoo said...

OMD those sculptures are amazing!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Amazing how many talented peeps there are and how many cool places there are to visit to learn more about them. Thanks for sharing this sculptor with us. We love that pic of you with the dog.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

we are in love with Alan's work--we think he would sculpt an excellent wolfhound --his work seems grandeous and subtle at the same time--like us!

Momma Tea (also Ronnii and Uji whose open ids wont work) said...

Fank yoo fur sharin dis wondyfuls artists wivs us all Frankie wee likes to see all ovs dese most talented hu-peeps. Mee finks Srage is rite sculptys ovs yoo tow would be most pawesome indeeds.

Ruby and Penny said...

Morning Frank
Mr. Cottrill does amazing work. How about commissioning a Frankie/Ruby/Penny statue. That would be so cool.
Love ya
Ruby & Penny
Pees - we remember your goose story and the goose statue.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Wowser, Frankie, those sculptures do be so fur real furlike that I could not tells if'n it be you in the furs or you in the sculpture!

Remington said...

Awesome! I would LOVE to see that!

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

You are the best tour guide, Frankie!!!!!!!!!!!

We loved the sculptures and our mama is so happy you didn't include the snake in the picture......she has a real phobia about those creepy crawlers!!!!!!!!! And of course, our favorite pics were of you handsome Frankie. xxxxxxxxxx

Benny and Lily said...

Oh dear God Frankie, hang on!! That stuff is awesome, Thanks for taking us along in tour, we never saw people's like that.
Benny & Lily

ArtemisiaFSS said...

How very talented Mr Cottrill is. We couldn't decide between the bucking bronco and the doggie sculpture. The famine sculpture just made us sad, but Mommy said it was a faithful depiction of what the people in Ireland went through.

Mommy either got the Black-eyed Susan Vine seeds @ Walmart, Winn-Dixie or Lowes. They shouldn't be hard to find. Mommy thinks it was probably Wal-mart, cause she knows that is where she got the moon vine and morning glory seeds.

houndstooth said...

Those sculptures are so cool! It was really neat to see the process of how he makes them, too. I think it would be so awesome to be able to go through an artist's studio like that!

Is that sculpture of the hunter he's working on your dad? I thought it looked like your dad.


rottrover said...

How cool that Mr. Cottrill let you, Frankie Furter, tour his studio with your peeps!!

Thanks for sharin' Frankie!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Remi said...

LOVE the pictures of you modeling with the sculptures. It's amazing the talent some possess (and the sculptures are pretty good, too!)

Jazzi said...

Hey Frankie, That was so cool and he is very talented. Yes, I think a Frankie/Sarge statue would be great!!

Jazzi and Addy

road-dog-tales said...

Oh, man - TWO artsy things back to back! This is most exciting! The whole sculpting thing is so amazing, doing on that large of a scale is even more incredible! What a talented guy!

We would LOVE to read your geese story sometime :)

Thanks for sharing another cool artist with us.

PeeS - We think Sarge is on to something - Frankie and Sarge statues would be AWESOME!

The Road Dogs

scotsmad said...

Wow, Frankie! There are some awesome pawsome places around you to visit......and very talented people. We think you should have a commission a statue of you to stand in the Blogville town the first mayor!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

sprinkles said...

Wow, Frankie! Those sculptures are amazing!!! Dude is talented.

Anonymous said...

OMD the interesting stuff you comes up with is amazin! I'm just sayin.

I sure is glad that you held on tight to the horse Frankie, that was way scary too.

I thinks that you and Sarge would make great statues too!

woos, Tessa

K9 Katastrophie said...

Hi Frankie! Mommy says you have such a cute expression on your face in the picture of you and the dog sculpture!


Sagira said...

Those sculptures sure are cool! It is amazing some of the work that people can do.

Barb & Barney said...

G;day Frankie
my Mum was so excited to see the photos of BOTH musemns, she will be forever grateful to your Mom for taking her there, wonderful memories for her, I of course had to stay home,
Licks and wags
Barney Baker

Barb & Barney said...

gosh do not know how it happened, but the name is all wrong on my comment, must be typing too fast, or my sore paw was not happy
licks and wags

Sweet William The Scot said...

Hello Honorable Mayor of Bloggie Vill. I have never been to Sculptures by Alan Cottrill, but I know now I would like to GO! He should do a sculpture of Neil Armstong he was from Wapakoneta, Ohio. But, he should do our Honorable Mayor Frankie first.
Thanks for giving me a shout out today.
Sweet William The Scot

Peggy Frezon said...

Great statues, that looks like a fun visit. You look so cute next to that dog statue.

Dory and the Mama said...

What pawesome sculptures Frankie!! You sure do know lots of talented humans!!

Dory, Jakey and Bilbo

Asta said...

Wow Fwankie
Mowe gowgeous awt
thank you fow showing us.

As fow that fwench fwy talk..don't wowwy..we make it up as we go along, I don't weally know how to pawlew fwench eithew, but it's fun to twy
you undewstood the most impawtant pawt CAKE
I will smoosh some thwoo the pootew fow you
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

Hi, Frankie!
thanks for sharing the work of Alan Cottrill!
All those sculptures are awesome!
Kisses and hugs


Wow mom's never been to those places when she lived in OHIO. Furry furry talented. I wonder if I could get a sculpture or carving of a frog.. you think? Sarge should scratch over there to say hi

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Hmm.. wonder how much a Ruby & Penny statue would cost? That was most interesting, as was the Werther Museum train tour. Those are incredible trains!

We'd missed all your excitement about the flooded lower level. Glad everything is ship shape and Bristol fashion again.

Jed & Abby

Mack said...

That dude is SO talented!

George the Lad said...

Wow frankie, thanks for showing and telling us about Alan and his work, you look so happy next to the sculptor of the dog :)
Have a good week
See Yea george xxx

the booker man said...

mr. frankie!

mr. alan's sculptures are way incredible like!! i loved lookin' at them, and i really like the pic of you with the doggie sculpture! :)

the booker man