Made to order- approximately 6 weeks
'Ocean' - bronze & resin sculpture for the garden or home
Base not included
Limited Edition of 25 - 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.
Name of sculpture: Ocean
Weight: Approximately 13kg
Finish: Bronze resin (can request alternative)
Size: height is 73cm, width 81cm, 18cm depth
The sculptures are heavy and so special care is made during packing and delivery.
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. Each one is unique as they are finished by hand using several stages before the final cold cast bronze with resin and wax patination 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 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 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.