'Ocean' -cold cast bronze & resin sculpture for the garden or home
Weight: Approximately 13kg
Finish: cold cast bronze with resin
Size: height is 73cm, width 81cm, 18cm depth
Mounted on black wooden base 20cm x 60cm x 3cm
Each sculpture has been hand made and finished to order and will have a 'Certificate of Authenticity' signed and numbered by the artist supplied with the finished sculpture. The edition number will also be applied to the sculpture by hand.
The sculptures are heavy and so special care is made during packing and delivery.
Cold cast by my family's business at (LSSculptureCasting.com). Have a look at the website to see more about the process.
All of my sculptures are inspired by the sea and coast line near to where I live in Brighton. For this sculpture I had in mind shells, combined with the movement of water and the eroded textures it makes. I looked at many different types of shells, some from the beach near my house and others collected by friends on their travels. I loved the textures and the curves and wanted to show this with a flowing moment to capture the essence of the ocean and coast. 'Ocean' looks wonderful in many different settings. It works well in the garden as it compliments both natural planting schemes or to stand out as a centre piece in a more formal garden. It can of course be a statement piece indoors simply placed on the floor or perhaps on a console table or bench.
I make my sculptures first in clay over a frame that I build. The sculpture is then moulded and cold cast in bronze and resin over a fibreglass frame. 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 sculptures, 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 a year. this is applied by brushing it on from the tin as you would shoe polish. Leave to dry for five minutes before gently buffing with a soft cloth.
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.