Made to order - approximately 6 weeks
'Ocean' - cold cast 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.
Weight: Approximately 13kg
Finish: cold cast bronze with 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.
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
Request a cancellation within: 7 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you are not happy with the sculpture then I am happy to refund the price of the sculpture minus delivery costs once I have received it.
Please open and check your sculpture as soon as you receive it. Take a photo of the box if it is damaged as well as the sculpture. Keep the packaging to use to return the sculpture if damaged.
Your sculptures will be packaged with care to ensure it 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 and box it was delivered in. I will replace the sculpture and refund you the delivery cost if it is within 14 days of receiving it.
My website is: www.KaraSanches.com
Jul 31, 2018
This bronze takes my breath away, each time I look at it, the quality is superb. This shop communicates well with their customers, I am very pleased to have chosen one of Kara’s sculptures.
Jun 19, 2018
This is a beautiful, eye-catching and quality cold cast bronze resin sculpture. It arrived well-packaged to the USA. The bolts to attach it to a capstone were included and made installation easy. Kara asked for a timeframe for us to receive the package and notified us when she shipped the sculpture. Overall a very pleasant and easy transaction. Ocean looks great and makes the perfect outdoor garden accent piece.