CREATE A SCULPTURE OF YOUR CHIHUAHUA
3D printed from photos
You give us 5-10 photos of your chihuahua, so we can model it. Any photos will do.
14cm tall full colour sandstone
You only pay the cost of £195 (£3 P&P) when you have seen the model.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If you don’t like the sculpture, just return it to us, and you pay nothing.
VERY SIMPLE PROCESS
Just find 5-10 photos of your chihuahua on your PC/mobile, and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know if we need more photos.
We create a preview from your photos, and show it to you. You review it and tell us if we need to change anything. Only pay if you like it: £195 + £3 P&P.
We make the sculpture in about two weeks and send it to you. If you like it, keep it, otherwise just return the sculpture and we refund you the full price.
TESTIMONIALS FROM CUSTOMERS AND MAGAZINES
Archie died in 2013 and it broke all our hearts. Your sculpture is like you can reach out and touch him, it now looks so much like our gorgeous big boy and we appreciate you taking your time in doing this.
I can’t think of anything more special than this – my darling Matilda, recreated on a computer and sculpted using the latest 3D printing technology. I’m trying not to think about how I’ll feel when she passes on. I’ll still have this statue in my home to remind me of everything I love about her.
I think you’ll feel the same way if there’s a unique pet in your life. Arty Lobster can work from old photos of deceased pets, too. I highly recommend getting an Arty Lobster sculpture of your own. It’s a great experience and a one-of-a-kind keepsake.
Lindsay Pevny, California
I was over the moon when my husband surprised me with a the sculpture of Alfie, our adored family member of 13 years, after he had lost his battle with cancer. It is so like him its unbelievable.
Unique Chihuahua Sculpture from your photos
Whether it be for a gift for a friend, a sculpture to remember what your Chihuahua looks like when he was a puppy or a memorial for a recently departed Chihuahua, why not get a Chihuahua sculpture?
10 tips for Chihuahua figurines:
1. Bronze vs Stone
You can choose from a variety of materials and most popular being bronze, stone porcelain, or plastic/resin. Bronze (either “pure” cast bronze or “cold” cast bronze) is the most expensive of all these materials. Pure cast bronze uses a model usually made of wax with the heat resistant mould. The mould is burned off and molten bronze is poured into the mould. Cold cast bronze is a cheaper technique involving resin and powdered bronze poured into a model.
Stone and white porcelain are also very popular for pet figurines. The cheapest and lightest of all the above materials is plastic.
2. Off the shelf vs Made to Measure
“Made in China” mass-produced Chihuahua figurines are widely available. Common models include Bullyland, Lladro and Sandicast.
Hiring a local artist to personally sculpt and project manage the production of the sculpture is one method of production. Artists at Arty Lobster also sculpt each of our sculptures before they are sent to 3D printers in the UK or Netherlands. At each stage in the process, we have skilled sculptors and craftsmen to ensure an excellent finished product.
3. How big?
In order to sit on a table or mantelpiece, ornaments range from roughly 5 to 20 cm. Outdoor sculptures are bigger or even life-size.
4. How long will it take?
Generic Chihuahua figurines can be delivered very quickly by shops like John Lewis and online retailers like Amazon. It is not worth waiting a bit longer for a completely customised sculpture? They take about 3 to 6 months to prepare a bronze cast Chihuahua statue but Arty Lobster can create a personalised sculpture in only 4 to 6 weeks
5. How much will it cost?
Depending on what you choose, you can pay up to £3000 or more for a sculpted piece or under £10 for a generic Chihuahua ornament. For nearly £140 Arty Lobster can give you a standard full colour sculpture using its efficient digitalised production process.
6. Who “gets” a Chihuahua
Chihuahuas are perhaps the most interesting and varied dog breed, given the large difference in body and head shapes, as well as colourings. You can read the official FCI (international association for dogs), The Kennel Club breed standards and the American Kennel Club breed standards on Chihuahuas.
At Arty Lobster, our sculptors are handcrafting each chihuahua statue from your photos, so you are sure to have a truly unique and one-of-a-kind sculpture of your pet.
After you have sent us photos of your dog, one of our artists will look at the photos and sculpt your pet. We can do pet that strictly adhere to the breed standard, but we are as happy to create a sculpture of a dog that is truly different. As we create the figurine from photos, our artists will make each pet figurine look just like the pet looks. They will take into account all the factors that make your dog special and different.
- Head. Does your chihuahua have an apple-head, deer-head, pear-head or other?
- Body. They look at length of legs, size (teacup or miniature chihuahua vs larger)
- Coat. Arty Lobster artists take into account if your dog is a long-coat or smooth-coat
- Colour. Our full colour sculptures take into account the full colouring of your chihuahua
7. What about Crosses?
What if your Chihuahua is not a pure breed but a mix of one or more breeds? Complex individual figurines are what we do best at Arty Lobster. We use pictures to ensure we create exactly a miniature version of your cross.
As we create your chihuahua figurine from your photos, it is very easy for us to make a dog sculpture that is not a pure breed. Each sculpture is handmade, so your dog’s characteristics will be displayed. For example, a Chi Poo (poodle and chihuahua) or Chiweeni (dachshund and chihuahua) would be perfectly ok for an Arty Lobster sculpture, you can click through to our poodle sculpture and dachshund sculpture pages.
8. Customer satisfaction?
The testimonials and customer reviews will give you confidence that even though you cannot see the end product before buying, you will be getting a wonderful statue. You can see all our testimonials to help you decide. In addition we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
9. Quality control?
Things to look out for minor imperfections where moulds join. This can be seen in high volume mass-produce products. Arty Lobster sculptures are produced in Europe either in the United Kingdom or Netherlands. Quality control is of the upmost importance to us to ensure an excellent finish on each piece.
10. Chihuahua memorial sculptures
If you have recently lost your chihuahua, we know how soul destroying this can be.
As we can work with your pictures, we are able to create a memorial sculpture of your chihuahua even after your dog has passed away. In fact, many of our sculptures are ordered by people who want to remember their wonderful companion.
Arty Lobster Order Process
|1. Request a preview||2. Give us photos||3. Preview||4. Production and Delivery|
|Click on the request preview link on top navigation to get started. We will be in contact soon to start on your sculpture||You take 10 photos of your pet, with photos from the front, sides and back, as well as the face. No need for "professional" photos.||We model your pet and show a preview to you on a website. You can spin the model around and make sure you love it. You give us the go-ahead and pay.||We produce and deliver your product within 6 weeks, which is very fast for a custom made sculpture.|