Cold cast 'Wave' sculpture
With black slate base. 25cm x25cm x 3cm
(Square box pedestal not included)
Weight: Approximately 16kg (with slate base)
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.
Cold cast by my family's business at (LSSculptureCasting.com). Have a look at the website to see more about the process.
The sculpture is solid and heavy, 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. I really wanted to make this sculpture to show movement, flowing lines. As the name suggests, I was thinking about waves in the sea gently moving over each other. The texture is a repetitive layering of clay that builds up in areas. Much like waves in the sea the texture flows over the sculpture creating a gentle layered affect.
The base is a well made and finished black slate with a subtle lined pattern running over it.
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 or hard wax once a year. Simply spray or brush on with a decorators brush. Then wait for the wax to dry before gently buffing the surface.
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.
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 underside 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. This is a non permanent solution and the Museum Wax does not dry.
You could also use epoxy resin glue to cement the base in place.
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.