Jane McGuire

9 life-like sculptures you won’t believe

9 life-like sculptures you wont believe

First published date April 30 2015 Amended date February 03 2016

Thinking of taking a sculpture course? In need of some inspiration? We searched high and low to bring you nine of the most amazing sculptures out there. Forget Madame Tussauds, these are so life-like we can’t quite believe they aren’t real. If this doesn’t inspire you to dig out that apron and get back to the classroom, nothing will.


Couple under an umbrella – Ron Mueck

Image via blog.ft.com


Balance – Carole Feuerman

Image via brooklynmuseum.org


Desolation – Jamie Salmon

Image via naldzgraphics.net


Woman with shopping bags – Ron Mueck

Image via dailymail.co.uk


The carrier – Patricia Piccinini

Image via designboom.com


The traveller – Duane Hanson

Image via saatchigallery.com


Painting the burning fence – Tip Tokand

Image via tiptoland.com


Woman and child – Sam Jinks

Image via samjinks.com


Mask – Ron Mueck

Image via buzzfeed.com


If you’re ready to have a go for yourself, you are in the right place. With plenty of different sculpture courses listed on our site, whether you are looking for an evening class or a full time degree, we’re sure we’ve got something to bring out your artistic side. 

Jane McGuire

Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.