Transforming ideas into bronze sculptures

Transforming ideas into reality since 2006

Robert Leggat’s attention to detail when creaTING bronze sculptures is exceptional and the ability to capture the essence of his subject involves long hours observing, drawing and sketching from life plus the use of taxidermic examples borrowed from collections and museums.

This enables him to produce anatomically correct pieces of great sensitivity with realistic depictions of textures and natural forms. His enquiring mind coupled with a natural inquisitiveness, inventiveness and a sense of fun gives his work a uniqueness not often found in the bronze medium.

Bronze sculptures by Robert Leggat Bronze Sculptor

The Bronze Fields Story

In 2006 Robert started his own foundry “Bronze Fields Foundry” on a smallholding on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape.

It must be emphasised that he does not delegate any of the complicated processes involved in creating a bronze and is personally involved from the start to the finish – the drawing; creating a maquette; building an armature which is the internal framework to support the sculpture; casting the sculpture using the lost wax method (cire perdu) and finally, the patination.

Robert works in various mediums, combining bronze, silver and stainless steel with great skill. He often incorporates semi-precious stones and uses diverse mediums for the base of his sculptures.


Many of Robert’s bronze sculptures are from new commissions as a result of clients being exposed to his work.

Nothing gives him more pleasure than working closely with his clients and being a tool in their hands.

He achieves great fulfillment interpreting their thoughts and transforming their ideas into a sculpture.