I bond the pieces together with a weatherproof, waterproof adhesive for outside use. It stays flexible to expand and contract with changes in temperature.
Although I leave my glass/porcelain sculptures outdoors year round, I'm not sure how well they would survive a harsh, very cold climate. I live in a rather mild climate zone (Pacific NW) although we do get some freezing temperatures. Some buyers prefer to bring them in during the winter months.
Item will be shipped USPS priority mail.
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