Dog Portraits

Tailor made sculptures of your dog

*Sorry we are not taking portrait orders now*
Check back in 2025 to see if the portrait schedule is open again!

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I had been entrusted with amazing commissions over the years and I understand how important these works are. Each dog has that unique quality, let’s call it a soul, and only you know what makes your dog unique.

The exclusive custom made dog sculptures I create capture that unique quality from your dog’s souls. This is what I’d been told over and over again, and the reason I keep committed to doing this work is because I understand how important a dog can be in your life. They are important for many reason, but the main one, is they take part of your heart and become part of your life forever.

A custom sculpture is a way to treasure them forever and it is a very unique way to hold a memory of a dear member of a family, only those who are really close to an animal can understand.

Energy Jack Russell
Black miniature schnauzer portrait sculpture
A portrait sculpture is something very unique and exclusive. I must dedicate my whole attention to such a delicate task. Each piece may take from several days to several weeks to develop. If you are thinking on getting a fully customized sculpture of your dog you must know that this is a delicate and important task for me and I can only take a few orders per month, this is such demanding work and I must dedicate myself fully to it.

There uses to be a waitlist of several months, please get in touch to know more hello@applerainart.com

Check out the gallery at the bottom of the page.

 
The size of the custom pieces is larger than the study pieces. Over the years I learned what is bet and how can I deliver the best results. I currently offer two main sizes. Find information below.

The process.

Depending on the size and complexity of the work the whole process can go from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Each piece is handmade and tailored to your needs. You will be part of the procees as. Iwill share photos of the work in progress and await for your approval and suggestions.

The sculptures are made of clay. Clay is a very delicate material and requires apecial treatment and attention, it has its own timing that one must respect.

The sculptung process takes several days or weeks as I like to work with the clay when it has the right plasticity. Each stage of the sculpture is creating during different moments of the clay, this way I can ensure I get the results I want.

The drying process is one of the most delicate parts of the entire journey, and it can take several weeks specially if weather conditions are humid. If clay doesn’t dry properly it could crack or explode durng firing cause compete destruction of the work.

The clay goes in the kiln once it is dry and it fires at over 1000 degress celsius.

The coloring process is different for every piece. Some are finished with glazes, otehrs with underglazes, other with a third firing technique, and others with cold methods. Many times a mixed media process is used to guarantee the best results.

The art is in constant evolution so new methos will be applied at all times. This is part of how I work and also guarantees a unique touch in every piece.

 

What people say

Commissions Gallery

These are just some of the works created over the years

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Dog sculpture portrait yorkie
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dandie dinmont terrier art
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dandie dinmont terrier portrait
Jackrussel_terrier_portrait
schnauzer portrait

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