Made to order - approximately 6 weeks
'Twist' bronze & resin sculpture for the garden or home
Limited edition of 25 - 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.
It is provided with a beautifully cut and polished solid slate base. The base will need to be attached to the sculpture using the nut and bolt provided.
Name of sculpture: 'Twist'
Weight: 8.4 kg including base
Finish: Bronze and resin (can request alternative)
Size: Height including slate base is 56cm
Width of base is 17cm and the height is 4cm
Width of sculpture 19cm approximately
The sculpture is very heavy, special care is made during packing and delivery.
When creating and sculpting 'Twist' I looked closely at the shape and texture found in shells and stones washed up on the shoreline. Some had smooth curved forms whilst others had minimal erosion which maintained their original shape and texture. The sculpture's elegant twisting turning shape reflects this, whilst the ripples of water that make marks in the sand are suggested by the repetitive indentation.
I wanted to show flowing movement together with texture that appears familiar. The sculptures are first made in clay. I love to sculpt using this medium as it allows me to create texture that is only achievable with clay thus taking advantage of this delightfully malleable material.
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 or twice 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.
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.
For deliveries outside the UK feel free to contact me before placing an order and I can give you a delivery cost depending on your preferences. We may be able to get a much lower rate. I will need a contact number to pass onto the courier.
Your sculptures will be packaged with care to ensure your piece arrives in perfect condition.
If in the unusual event your item arrives damaged please contact me as soon as you receive your sculpture and send me a picture of the damaged item. I will replace the sculpture and refund you the delivery cost.
If for other reasons you would like to return the sculpture, please do so within 7 days and i will be happy to give a full refund. Unfortunately I will not be able to refund you the delivery cost.
If you would like further postage information and costs please send me a message and I will get back to you.