Made to order - 6 weeks
'Ridge Verdigris' bronze & resin sculpture for the garden or home
Two finishes available
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.
Name of sculpture: 'Ridge'
Weight: 8.9 kg approximately
Finish: Bronze and resin (can request alternative)
Size: Height 62 cm
Length 37 cm
Width 19 cm
The sculpture is heavy, special care is made during packing and delivery.
This latest sculpture 'Ridge verdigris' allowed me to combine two textures that I found very appealing and could only really be done by sculpting in clay. I wanted to continue my interest and desire to evoke memories of the coast, the variety of shapes and textures ground into rocks and shells. This is a very organic shape, it has movement as does the waves, seaweed slowly swaying back and forth. I love the contrast of this with the cut away ridges running down the inner side. All of my sculptures are sculpted in clay, they are then moulded and cast (normally in bronze and resin) to a very high standard in my families sculpture casting workshop.
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.
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.