top of page

When somebody tells me I cannot do something, that's when I do it ~ Gertrude Ederle


"Gertie," a sculpture named after the indomitable Gertrude Ederle  who was the first women to swim the English Channel.  


'Gertie' captures her determination, resilience and the essence of her unwavering resolve to prove her critics wrong.  As the first woman to accomplish such a feat, Gertie's story resonates as a beacon of empowerment and possibility. 


Gertie was a leading light in a pioneering generation that promoted women’s open water swimming.  Celebrating the stories of women who drew upon the power within them to follow their dreams.  


“People said women couldn’t swim the Channel, but I proved they could.” ~ Gertie Ederle


  • always limited edition series

  • made in UK by award winning resin casting service

  • quality silicone Lloyds marine grade resin

Suitable for in or outdoor settings.

Contact Dawn for viewing, payment & delivery options email:

Gertie / iron resin

  • Size:

    Metric – H: 70 W: 40 D: 18 centimetres (height / width / depth)

    Imperial – H: 27.5 W: 16 D: 7 inches  (height / width / depth)

    Weight -   5 kgs

    Medium: Iron resin

    Iron resin:  is a cold cast method that involves real filings of powdered Iron being added to the resin and cast into the mould. The surface is then polished and rusted.

    Each edition is personally hand finished to ensure attention to detail and finish.

    Production time: 4 - 6 weeks upon receipt of deposit

bottom of page