'Rise' cold cast bronze sculpture for the garden or home
All of my sculptures are sculpted in clay and sometimes plaster, they are then moulded and cold cast (normally in bronze and resin) to a very high standard in my families sculpture casting workshop, LS Sculpture Casting.com. Have a look at the website to see more about the process of cold casting.
Mounted on 17cm x 17cm x3cm slate base
Limited edition of 50 - the sculpture is hand made and finished to a very high standard. I will provide with the sculpture a ' Certificate of Authenticity' signed and numbered by me. The edition number is applied to the finished sculpture.
Finish: cold cast bronze with resin (can request alternative) verdigris wax patination
Size: Height 66 cm
Length 33 cm
Width 11 cm
The sculpture is heavy, special care is made during packing and delivery.
My sculptures are all inspired by the sea and coast where I live in Hove. I look at the textures of eroded pebbles, drift wood and shells. Also the movement of the water and tides.
Each sculpture edition is unique as they are finished by hand using several stages before the final cold cast bronze resin with wax patina finish is achieved. These sculptures are of the highest quality finish and great care and time is taken to achieve this.
Whilst a bronze finish has always been the first choice for sculptors, I can provide a variety of finishes such as aluminium, iron or copper. If you would like the sculpture to be cast in an alternative finish then please don't hesitate with your request. I would be happy to arrange this.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Do they weather with age?
A. The sculptures are completely frost-proof making them suitable for the garden. Due to the almost solid bronze outer layer, they do react with the weather and can, as solid bronze, develop verdigris. This can be cleaned off if required by using a small "wash up" sponge with a rough side to it. This will highlight the metal.
Q. What about after care?
A. Do not use strong detergents or chemical cleaners, as this will destroy the patination. It is advisable to polish them with pure bees wax once a year.
Q. Securing the sculpture?
A. The sculptures are made with a threaded nut encapsulated in the base where a threaded rod can be screwed into the base. The sculpture can then be fixed into a pedestal or pushed into the ground to give it stability.
Q. Ordering sculptures?
A. Ordering an additional sculpture in bronze or another finish such as aluminium or rusted iron for example has a lead-time of 6 weeks.
Please don't hesitate to email me for further information.
Once payment has been received work will then start on your sculpture.
Please message me a contact number to pass onto the courier.
Once ready the sculptures are packed extremely well and couriered to the customer. For the UK this is a a standard courier delivery which normally arrives between 9am and 6pm on the agreed delivery day. You will be contacted to arrange the preferred day but there is no specific time.
If you would like a timed or special delivery such as next day either AM or PM then please select this delivery option. Message me your delivery preference. I will require a contact number so that arrangements for delivery can be made.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
The sculptures are made with a threaded rod screwed into the base and cemented in. This is then bolted onto the slate base if provided with the sculpture.
The sculpture can be fixed using an extra long bolt to be attached to a pedestal, however this needs to be requested.
However if the slate base is placed on a flat non porous surface, I recommend securing it with Museum Wax, which will stop it from being knocked off.
With a spatula scoop out 4 large blobs and simply put them on the surface and push down the slate base and sculpture, giving it a wiggle to position it.
I supply 3cm thick slate bases either 30cm, 20cm or 17cm with my sculptures, which have a hole in the middle 1cm and countersunk on the underside by 1.5cm deep (for the nut attachment) by a diameter of 3cm.
Useful information about how to display your sculpture can be found here:
Some photos show my sculptures displayed on slate-affect planters that have been turned upside down and used as pedestals. They are relatively inexpensive and you can find a variety of stone finishes and sizes. They are also easy to move around. One customer placed a tile, matching in size and colour, on top of an upturned planter to display their sculpture, which looked great. https://www.primrose.co.uk/planters
Here are a few links to pedestals that I have found on the internet, however I'm not able to endorse them. Just copy and paste :-)
-Grey cement pedestal - 100cm x 28cm x 28cm
-MDF display pedestals, ready to paint:
- Solits Plinths
More plinths and pedestals can be found on Etsy.
Oct 1, 2022
A beautiful piece of sculpture! It was exactly as described. For a pedestal, I took a piece of advice Kara had on her website and flipped over a slated pot. I haven't gotten around to getting a tile piece to go under the sculpture.
May 25, 2022
Kara”s sculpture is so beautiful! I am in the process of creating a sculpture garden and this gem will be my first entry. The patina gives the piece even more definition than it already has. It’s a lovely focal point for meditation. I plan to purchase more of Kara’s works.