Cold cast aluminium and resin Fiji Shell sculpture
Made to order- currently approximately 6 weeks
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 me the artist) supplied with the finished sculpture. The edition number will also be applied to the sculpture by hand.
Name of sculpture: 'Fiji'
Weight: Approximately 9kg
Finish: Cold cast Aluminium and resin (can request alternative)
Size: height is 49cm, width is 40cm, 17cm depth
The sculptures are heavy and so special care is made during packing and delivery.
As I live next to the sea I get a lot of my inspiration and ideas from the patterns and texture I see there. This sculpture is a little different as it was inspired by one of a collection of beautiful shells my neighbour brought back from the island of Fiji. I loved the shape and the way it had been broken and tumbled on the seabed.
I make the sculptures first in clay and then cold cast each addition in aluminium and resin. Each one is unique as they are finished by hand using several stages before the final cold cast aluminium finish is achieved. These sculptures are of the highest quality finish and great care and time is taken to achieve this.
I can provide a variety of finishes such as bronze, iron or copper. If you would like the sculpture to be cast in an alternative finish then please don't hesitate with your request.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Do they weather with age?
A. The sculptures are completely frost-proof making them suitable for the garden. They can be cleaned if required by using a small "wash up" sponge. The rough side of the sponge 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, base or pushed into the ground to give it stability.
Q. Ordering sculptures?
A. Ordering an additional sculpture in aluminium or another finish such as bronze or rusted iron for example has a lead-time of approximately 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.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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.