Fine Art

Bronze Owls standing like wise Sentinels in the Studio

The Spotted Eagle Owl, one of the limited edition /8 is currently available in my Stellenbosch studio as well as at the Tapestry Gallery in Woburn, Bedfordshire, England.

Below is my catalogue photo of the bronze sculpture; Size; l/b/h: 37/ 35/ 62 cm upon its patinated stainless steel box

Large Eagle Owl maquette in the studio;

The sculpture is a maquette for a monumental Owl in bronze, currently work in progress, here I am standing next to the steel armature for the monumental piece;

I look forward to sculpting this big wise Owl in plaster for bronze.

By Stephen Rautenbach

My Portfolio: I am a sculptor and artist. I studied Fine Art at Mandela Metropolitan University. I worked as a fettler and an artisan at a bronze foundry for a couple of years.
I was a teacher of sculpture at Somerset College for four and a half years and also lectured space and volume at Stellenbosch University for a short period. I did teach sculpture privately. I have a public studio/gallery in Stellenbosch South Africa. I do private and corporate commissions on sculptural portraiture, animal and bird sculptures. Sculptures are made in wax, plasticine or plaster before I have them cast in bronze.
I am currently represented by the George Thornton Art Gallery in the UK, Nottingham, where I have sculptures on Exhibition.
Locally in South Africa I have a few bronze sculptures at the Posthouse Gallery as well as an extensive collection of bronze sculptures at my Studio Gallery, 44 Church Street Stellenbosch South Africa.
I do illustrative pen and ink drawings and the occasional lithograph.
My other website is and

4 replies on “Bronze Owls standing like wise Sentinels in the Studio”

Hello – I was in your gallery a week ago Saturday while on a bicycle trip. I remain interested in the sculpture of the Octopus priced at 58,000 rand. I live in California, USA near the reknowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. I have been unable to connect via telephone and we are 9 hours different in time zones. Is the Octopus available for sale? If yes, how do I go about purchasing and shipping it? I would appreciate hearing back from you. Thank you in advance.

Suzanne Schmidt

I don’t know why my email i awaiting moderation. What do I need to do to make contact?

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