Wonderful sculptures of your favorite dog breeds.
Who is Sandra Brue?
Sandra Brue was born in Chicago, Illinois and at the age of three the family moved to San Diego, California. Sandra is the youngest of four children and her artistic talent was seen early, she made animal sculptures from Ivory soap. She loved animals and would bring them home with her.
Sandra Brue founded Sandicast in 1981. In the beginning, to find out which where the most popular dog breeds, Sandra called pet shops. Soon there was interest in more animal sculptures. New sculptures are added twice a year.
Artist Sandy Brue's designs have set an industry standard. Every sculpture exhibits a stunning realism that is the hallmark of a SANDICAST piece. Hand-casting is a slow, methodical process that produces a piece free of flaws and bubbles. Every intricate detail is captured--be it a bulldog's furrowed brow, or a West Highland Terrier's little, curled tongue.
Following casting, each SANDICAST sculpture must pass strict quality control before it can be painted. Artisans use both bristle and air brush methods of painting. Multiple painting steps and techniques take longer, and cost more to produce. SANDICAST creates the highest quality, most realistic, and lifelike sculptures on the market today.
The final step is the insertion of specially crafted glass eyes. Glass eyes give more sparkle and many are custom made for SANDICAST. Often people comment when looking at SANDICAST animals, "It feels as if they're staring right back at you!"