Arty Lobster Chihuahua Sculpture process

Your Chihuahua sculpture!

We create a unique figurine of your pet and we ship it around the world. You only need to give us 5-10 photos.

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    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. Take photos2. Order3. Production4. Delivery
    You take 10 photos of your pet, with photos from the front, sides and back, as well as the face.You can order an Arty Lobster Sculpture online, and upload photos as part of the order process, or by post.When we receive your order, we model your pet and then 3D print it into a lifelike sculpture.We produce and deliver your product within 6 weeks, which is very fast for a custom made sculpture.

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    our customer says…


    Murray Rhodesian Ridgeback

    I received the sculpture of our Rhodesian Ridgeback “Murray” on Saturday. It looks great. Thank you.

    New York


    Matilda Chihuahua

    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.


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    Who is arty lobster?


    Arty Lobster is a UK-based company specialises in making high quality lifelike sculptures of your special pet since early 2014. Arty Lobster was founded by Lars Andersen and is located in London, United Kingdom.

    Since our start, we have been mentioned in many mass media, as BBC local radio, ITV’s Gadget Show, Dogs Today magazine, Pets Magazine, the Independent website or Huffington Post. Several Pet bloggers around the world has posted about us too. You can take a look of what some magazines and pet bloggers say about Arty Lobster here.

    We are proud to say we have claimed as the winners of the SME Stand-Out Innovative New Product of the Year 2016.

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    Why should i choose Arty Lobster?


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      100% Satisfaction Guarantee

      We pride ourselves on providing great pet sculptures. If you don’t like your statue, you can return it for a full refund. Read more about our guarantee here.

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      Unique Sculpture

      Arty Lobster makes each pet sculpture from the customer’s photos, so each sculpture is unique. There is no other pet like yours, and our sculpture is unique too.

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      Only Need Photos

      You only need 5-10 photos of your pet to order a sculpture. You only have a few photos? No worries, we will create a beautiful sculpture anyway!

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