Size: height is 23cm and width 16cm (height includes base)
Limited Edition - 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: Fish Sculpture / Koi Sculpture with black stone base.
Weight: Approximately 1.6kg
Finish: Finish: Cold cast Bronze with verdigris (can request alternative such as just bronze as shown in photos)
Cold cast by my family's business at (LSSculptureCasting.com). Have a look at the website to see more about the process.
My main inspiration is the ocean and the shoreline near to where I live in Brighton. However, I have alway loved fish and even more so those shown in Japanese art. I wanted to create a pleasing sculpture full of curves, texture and movement.
I make my sculptures first in clay and then cold cast in bronze and resin. 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 aluminium 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. Can it be used as a garden sculpture?
A. Yes the sculpture is completely frost-proof making it suitable for the garden. Due to the almost solid bronze outer layer, it does react with the weather and can, as solid bronze, develop verdigris. This can be cleaned off very gently 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 surface. If placed outside is advisable to polish the sculpture with pure bees wax or a hard wax once a year.
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
The sculptures are made with a threaded rod screwed into the base and cemented in. This is then bolted onto the slate base if provided with the sculpture.
The sculpture can be fixed using an extra long bolt to be attached to a pedestal, however this needs to be requested.
However if the slate base is placed on a flat non porous surface, I recommend securing it with Museum Wax, which will stop it from being knocked off.
With a spatula scoop out 4 large blobs and simply put them on the surface and push down the slate base and sculpture, giving it a wiggle to position it.
I supply 3cm thick slate bases either 30cm, 20cm or 17cm with my sculptures, which have a hole in the middle 1cm and countersunk on the underside by 1.5cm deep (for the nut attachment) by a diameter of 3cm.
Useful information about how to display your sculpture can be found here:
Some photos show my sculptures displayed on slate-affect planters that have been turned upside down and used as pedestals. They are relatively inexpensive and you can find a variety of stone finishes and sizes. They are also easy to move around. One customer placed a tile, matching in size and colour, on top of an upturned planter to display their sculpture, which looked great. https://www.primrose.co.uk/planters
Here are a few links to pedestals that I have found on the internet, however I'm not able to endorse them. Just copy and paste :-)
-Grey cement pedestal - 100cm x 28cm x 28cm
-MDF display pedestals, ready to paint:
- Solits Plinths
More plinths and pedestals can be found on Etsy.
Jun 3, 2022
This is such a beautiful piece of art. Words that come to mind: graceful, fluid, whimsy. The size of this piece is just right for my mantle and would also look lovely, on a coffee or side table. Kara Sanchez’s art just makes my soul happy.
May 28, 2022
This fish is really beautiful and made a wonderful present for my brother’s 60th. They were absolutely delighted with it (and I wish I owned it myself). I would definitely recommend if you are looking for something special. It came extremely well-packaged, and with a certificate + further information about the maker which is very nice to have. Very happy, thank you.