WardStudiosArizona

Copper Fountains, Art and Sculpture, Crafted Since 2004

Queen Creek, Arizona 590 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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WardStudiosArizona

Copper Fountains, Art and Sculpture, Crafted Since 2004

Queen Creek, Arizona | 590 Sales

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Joseph Ward

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Joseph Ward

Announcement    Copper Art Accolades
-Appeared in Phoenix Magazine, for the August 2012 Issue

-Made Annual Copper Awards for the Scottsdale Open Golf Tournament 2012
through 2018.

-Best of Show in Metal, Sedona Arts Festival 2011

-Appeared on PBS Arizona Illustrated TV show, Postcard Segment, Tucson, Az. 2011

-Made Copper Star Awards for Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau 2009, 2010

-Worthy mention in various Arizona newspapers, including San Tan Valley News,
Sierra Vista Herald, Daily Sun Flagstaff, Prescott Daily Courier, and News-Herald in
Lake Havasu City.

-Thanks to the support of Ward Studio's art from many people, I have been able to donate various pieces to some wonderful charities, with a focus on helping children and animals. More good things to come in this regard. (New Section Added: Charitable Donation Art).

I have been creating copper fountains and sculptures full time since 2004. Ward Studios uses nearly every piece of copper I buy, and over time designs have been honed; intended to be as aesthetically pleasing in equal proportion to how they are proficiently produced. This coupled with lifelong experience, passion and dedication for making art, allows me to offer them at the best prices you will find anywhere. I go so far as to consider my shipping an art too and do my best to make sure each item is packaged as well as it can be done... I am proud of my years of online excellence!

All artwork is made from 100% percent high grade copper. They are strong and sturdy, made in the finest quality possible, with top of the line copper materials; and since copper is a timeless metal, my pieces are made to last for many, many years to come.

I hand cut, shape, hammer, braze with a gas torch, sand, and use specialty acid applications and torch heated reactions for patina color contrasts, so there is no paint involved with the copper, and all the variety of colors are produced entirely through chemical reactions on the metal.
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PLEASE NOTE from 6/26/19 that I am no longer doing custom work or am customizing any artwork. All forms of custom work can take an extreme amount of extra effort and time to create, and so I am not doing any type of custom work now, keeping it on hold until early next year, so I can focus on creating and finishing some personally special art projects as well as add new designs, and design lines to the overall selection of Ward Studios Art. Nevertheless, I appreciate all interest in this type of work, and apologize that I am not doing any of it now. I may resume it in 2020. Thank you for your understanding.
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A new website link was added which goes to an excellent article on copper and copper in Arizona. It conveys a lot of necessary information in an exceptionally concise and engaging manner, and I highly recommend reading it.

I am always happy to help and welcome any questions. Any piece from www.thecopperfountain.com can be added to Etsy for your convenience!

In short my concurrent aim is to have commerce with Ward Studios be a great experience for all, on any order, every time out.

Thanks so much for stopping by and viewing my artwork!

Joseph Ward

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 16, 2019

Copper Art Accolades
-Appeared in Phoenix Magazine, for the August 2012 Issue

-Made Annual Copper Awards for the Scottsdale Open Golf Tournament 2012
through 2018.

-Best of Show in Metal, Sedona Arts Festival 2011

-Appeared on PBS Arizona Illustrated TV show, Postcard Segment, Tucson, Az. 2011

-Made Copper Star Awards for Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau 2009, 2010

-Worthy mention in various Arizona newspapers, including San Tan Valley News,
Sierra Vista Herald, Daily Sun Flagstaff, Prescott Daily Courier, and News-Herald in
Lake Havasu City.

-Thanks to the support of Ward Studio's art from many people, I have been able to donate various pieces to some wonderful charities, with a focus on helping children and animals. More good things to come in this regard. (New Section Added: Charitable Donation Art).

I have been creating copper fountains and sculptures full time since 2004. Ward Studios uses nearly every piece of copper I buy, and over time designs have been honed; intended to be as aesthetically pleasing in equal proportion to how they are proficiently produced. This coupled with lifelong experience, passion and dedication for making art, allows me to offer them at the best prices you will find anywhere. I go so far as to consider my shipping an art too and do my best to make sure each item is packaged as well as it can be done... I am proud of my years of online excellence!

All artwork is made from 100% percent high grade copper. They are strong and sturdy, made in the finest quality possible, with top of the line copper materials; and since copper is a timeless metal, my pieces are made to last for many, many years to come.

I hand cut, shape, hammer, braze with a gas torch, sand, and use specialty acid applications and torch heated reactions for patina color contrasts, so there is no paint involved with the copper, and all the variety of colors are produced entirely through chemical reactions on the metal.
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PLEASE NOTE from 6/26/19 that I am no longer doing custom work or am customizing any artwork. All forms of custom work can take an extreme amount of extra effort and time to create, and so I am not doing any type of custom work now, keeping it on hold until early next year, so I can focus on creating and finishing some personally special art projects as well as add new designs, and design lines to the overall selection of Ward Studios Art. Nevertheless, I appreciate all interest in this type of work, and apologize that I am not doing any of it now. I may resume it in 2020. Thank you for your understanding.
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A new website link was added which goes to an excellent article on copper and copper in Arizona. It conveys a lot of necessary information in an exceptionally concise and engaging manner, and I highly recommend reading it.

I am always happy to help and welcome any questions. Any piece from www.thecopperfountain.com can be added to Etsy for your convenience!

In short my concurrent aim is to have commerce with Ward Studios be a great experience for all, on any order, every time out.

Thanks so much for stopping by and viewing my artwork!

Joseph Ward

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Last updated on June 26, 2019
Greetings!

Please read through all the policies as much more information can be found here to assist you. My aim is to give you top notch information to start you off on the best footing possible with your fountain or other copper art from Ward Studios, and I try to go the extra mile in that regard!

< ! Simplified FAQ Coming asap ! >

<This comprehensive information is also broken up into topic segments followed by the title of the particular point of interest. e.g. safety, start-up, water type, ect...>

In regard to my quality control system: Before ever shipping, each fountain is individually tested in all regards, (i.e. leaks, function in sound and appearance) and each aspect is maximized for efficiency!
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(The Images and Information here is best seen on: www.thecopperfountain.com/fountaincareinstructions
however two images can be seen here on Etsy in the "About" section. It has larger font with color, as well as as extra copy of the pump manufacturer's Pump Information Paper).

EXTRA COPY OF FOUNTAIN CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

- Please cut and paste or print as need be.

- Feel free to share any of the copper art photos and helpful copper care info with anyone! ​

Sculpture, Wall Art and Other Copper Art Decor:

Sculpture or other copper art decor that is NOT a fountain, only needs (if anything at all) occasional dusting if inside or under a covered area outside. A soft dry or damp cloth or other chemical free duster (such as a "feather duster") is all that is needed.

If copper sculpture is outdoors but not under a covered area, dusting will help, but depending on your climate, if it is extremely moist or with high precipitation, after some years, (which varies considerably, perhaps 2-10 years) your art may begin to lose the protective gloss metal finish coat, and then start to naturally oxidize or develop patina. If this is not desired, and you see the finish deteriorating in any way, you can reseal the art with spray-on metal finish, or a brush-on metal finish, in either flat or semi-gloss or full gloss mixtures, and this will help further protect the orange-like copper tones.

<Please note: These aspects can also be very helpful with other types of fountain's whether they are Copper or Not.>

[Safety: Please read the Manufacturers Pump Information too. They also label each pump. We carry and highly prefer their brand but they are a separate company with separate policies. ]

START-UP:

It's as easy as filling up and plugging in. (If your fountain does not start at all, please see below at #10 for Pump Priming/Trouble shooting.)

WATER and WATER TYPES:

1) If you are using only Distilled water in it, then you do not have to clean it out or empty it. Add water as needed. Distilled water is mineral free and very pure so there are no sediments left behind from evaporation that can build up in the water bowl.

With distilled water being used long term such as a year or two later, the flow of the water slowly wears down the gloss finish. If you see the finish coming off (which can be hard to discern sometimes as it blends with the water, then you'll want to empty it, rinse it and maybe slightly wipe it out it and start over again with new distilled water. Once that layer of finish where the water is (and flows) is gone, its not something you ever have to do again. The finish is also replaced with the most beautiful patina possible.

2) If not using distilled water, bottled drinking water, {or reverse osmosis water} is a great choice too and a little less in cost to buy. However it is not as pure as distilled, but is a very good alternative to distilled water, and can achieve similar results while also being less in maintenance. I highly recommend getting "Protec Fountain Scale and Stain Remover" [Amazon.com is a good place to find it] and adding it to the water monthly in one very small dose as is directed by the Protec Solution. Then after using "Protec" for about "2-3 months" rinse out your fountain under a sink or other spot and start over.

<Protec is an animal friendly product. Whatever treatment you decide to use for your fountain (if pets are a relevant concern) please read the labels and make sure the product is "animal friendly" and/or safe for pets, so they are not hurt by any undesired chemicals.>

<The "2-3 month" time frame of rinsing it out is optional and a good guideline to follow, but depending on where you set your fountain and how often its run (along with other varying things, such as water type used) you can rinse and add water as you feel is necessary. (At the least keep your pump under water, and do not let it run dry as this can burn out your pump motor!) The estimate of "rinsing time" and chosen "water type" will not hurt your fountain but can decrease or increase the running/operating costs of it.>

3) With regular tap water use, the same method as described above in R.O. Water/Bottled Drinking Water can be used, but you may need to rinse it more often. Water quality can vary across the country. So while using Protec in tap can work very well, we recommend avoiding it entirely and not using tap water at all - if possible - and this will keep your fountain looking prettiest.

e.g. Tap water from in Arizona can turn your (any different fountain material - not just copper) white in one year. When it is dry and not running this mineral deposit becomes translucent and hard to notice. This builds slowly over time (depending on the frequency of use) and is based on individual taste, since this may not be an aesthetic concern or consideration for you, since they can still be attractive this way. However, I prefer them with out any mineral deposits, and I do not want anyone with a sudden surprise when one day it is very noticeably coated with lime, calcium and other minerals! (This is also true for any decorative water fountain no matter which material it is constructed of! Arizona tap water can be very tough!)

AlGAE and/or MICROBES, and in regard to other Creatures:

Algae is very rare, but if it ever develops use an algaecide to clear it up. "Fountec Algaecide and Clarifier" is great brand, and available online. Once the gloss metal finish has been removed by the natural flow of the water, the natural properties of copper will take over far more strongly, and then the possibility of algae or other microbes developing in your fountain will dramatically decrease - if it happens at all! Fish and plants will not survive long in a pure copper fountain, so don't add them to it!

Pets and Drinking from Fountain Water:

In all my years of working with copper and copper water features, never have I encountered a situation where someone's pet was harmed by drinking from a fountain. However, that does not mean it could not happen, so the best suggestion is not to allow it if at all possible. (Buying a running water pet drinking bowl can be a good deterrent, if your pet is very interested in drinking from flowing fountain water.)

<Please use this information below as a marker for your discretion with your pets/animals.>

Upon receiving the fountain new, there is a thin layer of acrylic (water based but still composed of chemicals that are not good if ingested) gloss metal finish on your fountain which will slowly wear away from the all-powerful constant flow of the water - then the patina will begin to evolve, yet be mainly isolated to where the water rests and flows and evaporates up from, but at the point of "patina growth" (which varies drastically depending on water type used and/or amount of time you run it - along with other factors) it can not hurt to rinse out your fountain if your kitty or dog (or other mammal) is determined to drink from it, and take a soft cotton cloth/rag and wipe away what you can, and then refill with water and start again. How often you need to do this depends on the other "time of use" aspects mentioned earlier in regard to "use and water type", but perhaps every 2-3 months... Our best recommendation is to not let pets drink from it at all: especially when the patina develops in a thicker layer! But, stopping determined thirsty pets is a hard thing to do! However, take solace in the fact that copper is a very clean metal: in all home (or business) places water is delivered into the building primarily through copper pipes (done for reason's involving anti-rust aspects as much as antimicrobial reasons) and so, exposure to copper, (which is healthy in correct ratios, just like iron) is not a harmful factor in healthy animal biology.

<I love animals! And so, my informative effort in regard to animals is intended to help you choose what is best for you and your particular situation. I do not want anyone's pet being adversely affected.>

GLOSS METAL FINISH:

As the acrylic gloss finish degrades (this can take approx. 1-2 years and greatly varies on use placement/season when indoor or outdoor, and chosen water type) empty the bowl, and wipe out finish with a soft cotton cloth, rinse out and start the fountain again. (This finish removal process is gradual/variable but when completed, it is not needed to do again: the finish is replaced with patina.)

FOUNTAIN PUMPS:

4) These pump's are made to operate only when fully submerged. The pump placement (as a standard in all fountains we make) is designed so the pump can be fully submerged, with the pump's water intake at the lowest point possible in the bottom of the bowl, to allow it to function for the longest duration possible before water has to be added.

Do not let the pump operate if it is dry! (See #10 for more info.) This can hurt or break your pump motor. You can monitor your fountain water level by sight, sound (the louder it gets the lower the water is overall) and/or by touch with your hand. This varies greatly depending on where it's placed, season of the year, and how often it is run. On average about 16 ounces per week indoors can be lost per six (6) hour running period, but again, that can vary by great degrees so please monitor it and you'll determine what is best for you and your fountain.

Most fountain pumps in general do not have "on/off" switches but those pump types can be readily found elsewhere and adapted to these. The included pumps with the fountain's do not have "on/off" switches on them. The cord plug itself is the "on/off" switch. I do not carry them yet...
Alternative suggestions are: finding a pump with a built-in power switch online or in a retail store; extension cords can be bought with switches on the cords and adapted to the pumps; power strips can be used for plugging the fountain into; some electric outlets are internally connected to light switches on walls and if convenient can be used;  timers for electric outlets can be used as well to synchronize a desired time of fountain use, which will automatically turn on and off for the duration set. (Portion repeated in water flow adjustment section).

To replace a pump unplug fountain pump, and wiggle off the hose and pump. Insert new one the same way, sizing hoses as needed with clear vinyl hose or tubing. Pumps can last years but vary on how they are used. They are the only part of my fountain's that is manufactured by machine, and while they are great pumps, occasionally one may not last as long as the others or be imperfect as a result of mass production. Any brand with a similar GPH (Gallon per Hour Rate of Flow) will operate the pump.

<Using the same brand is highly recommended though - they are great pumps! Keeping your old pump makes it easiest to replace it with a new one because the hose sizes and pump inlet will readily match the new pump from the old pump.>

ADJUSTING WATER FLOW:

5) <Again: Before ever shipping each fountain is individually tested in all regards, (i.e. leaks, function in sound and appearance) and each aspect is maximized for efficiency resulting in very little loss of water from the fountain.>

In the case where tiny water drops escape from the bowl (they usually evaporate before noticed) avoid placing on porous surfaces or use a mat over surface to guard against it.

Adjusting Water Flow: can be done safely while the fountain is running, but please use caution: The pump valve will control water flow making it quieter or softer in water flow and reduce very tiny drops. Directing the lowest cup upward (so it rests on a more even plane) will greatly reduce the possibility of many tiny drops getting outside of the bowl area - however the downside is the fountain can lose some of it's pretty sound. Adjusting the lowest cup can be accomplished by holding firmly (and safely) with thumb on top and fingers underneath, at the braze/solder point where the wire connects to the "water leaf cup", and then tilt up or down as is your preference per sound and flow.

-Idea/suggestions for this are decorative kitchen/bath mats (clear ones can allow the surface aesthetics to still show through) and/or some automotive mats (which are non-stick for preventing slipping near oils or other liquids with very low or high viscosity) work well on larger pieces for floor areas.

7) Pump Cover: Included with your fountain is a decorative copper pump cover. It has only aesthetic value. It is a separate piece from the fountain. It can be jostled during shipping. It sits in a "U" shape over the pump with the concave side down over and surrounding the pump. (Please see example below or other pictures on the site for further examples.)

8) There is no on/off switch on the pump models we include, so the plug is the "on/off switch".
<Ideas/suggestions: Purchase a wall "plug-in" electric outlet timer or an extension cord with a hand switch built into it for "on" and "off", or use a wall switch connected to an electrical outlet (like a light switch but to a plug) or a small power strip to put the pump's electric plug into and the strips power switch can substitute as an on/off switch.

START-UP FROM AN EMPTY FOUNTAIN:

9) Store dry indoors or outdoors. Adding a cover to it can prevent dust or other debri from accumulating. Copper absorbs heat, so if it's stored in a high heat place or condition, covering it also helps keep your pump safe (not the copper which takes almost 1500 degrees to melt) but the plastic of the pump has a much lower threshold; if you live here in Phoenix, Az. or other similar climates this is important.

10) Initial Start-up/Prime the Pump/Vacation Mode (i.e. or after not using the fountain for some time) and when starting up from a dry bowl: if the water does not flow in a timely manner, you may have to "Prime the Pump" and here is some preliminary information on Priming followed by the steps for it:

Pump Priming Purpose:
<Priming relieves pressure so it can run normally; i.e. even though the pump is "on" electrically, it does not have enough energy do to inner air pressure from the outer water surrounding the pump to force the impeller to rotate and pull the water in and upward. The Impeller (also known as a Rotor or Runner) is also specifically designed to move water, not air like a fan vane or fan blade for use in cooling and ventilation systems.

When it was plugged in if you could hear or feel the vibration of the motor then that is a good sign of it needing to be primed.>

Adjustable Flow Valve/Gate:
There is a switch on the side of the pump where a plastic screen is located, which is also where the pump's water intake is, and it has a plus and minus sign to adjust the water flow. It has a little sluice gate behind that switch, and for the small size fountain it should be all the way open to the plus side. While unlikely it could have been jostled during transit, so you may want to peek before priming because if it is set to low it makes priming harder. You can adjust later if you want though I recommend keeping it on high speed for optimum flow and sound.

Copper Pump Cover:
The copper pump cover is a separate part and bent in a U-shape around the pump housing. It can be slightly bent/pulled apart and then pulled off of the pump.

These steps will prime it:

A) Unplug fountain. Pull/wiggle the entire pump and pump hose Outlet in unison off of the copper water Inlet pipe.

B) Then leave the pump disconnected in the bowl and leave it fully submerged. Plug it back in. After some moments air bubbles should be expelled from the pump, and replaced by the steady clear flow of the water.

C) Unplug the fountain. Now take the clear hose (while keeping the pump housing fully submerged or it won't work) and put it back over copper water Inlet pipe. (There is a screen area where the water intake is which is denoted by diagonal lines over horizontal lines and this area has to stay submerged while hooking it back up to the fountain).

Once the clear hose is back over the copper pipe inlet on the fountain you can plug it back in and the water should run pretty quickly, though it may be slow at first but in about ten seconds or so it should be operating. If so, you're done priming it and can put the copper decorative pump cover back in place and use your fountain as normal.

If "Pump Priming" Does Not Work, try this:

A) The impeller inside the fountain may be stuck in place; there are multiple reasons for that, debri, dust, ect... Make sure the pump is UNPLUGGED and then take it out. Now, check to see if any debris is blocking or obstructing the intake Screen Filter and remove if need be - which can be done by hand wiping the dust or other stuff off of it. Remove the Screen Filter (which is a rectangular shape with intersecting diagonal lines) over the water flow Sluice (or gate) that controls water intake into the pump.

<Remember: Safety first! Unplug it! See the Pump Diagram/Information Paper located in the pump box, which came with your fountain. (***If by chance you did not see it, or did not have one included, please see the bottom of this page for a picture and copy of it.)
1. Take off the Back Cover/Screen.
2. Next pull out the Seating Cover - the Regulator/Flow Gate can be left in place while taking off the Back Cover.
3. Now, use tweezers, or another small type of hand tool like Pliers and pull out the Impeller (fan-like) apparatus. Please note it is magnetized!
4. Take the remaining part of the fountain pump (the housing section where the cord still connects to it) and where the Impeller was, rinse this area out in a sink, allowing the water to flow and flush out any debris that may have been stuck in the fountain housing out of it into a sink or bowl.
5. Put the pump back together, and trying using again normally. <Please note this does not always work but is worth trying!>

B) Get a bowl of water deep enough for the pump to operate inside of, and put the pump fully submerged inside of it and turn it on. If the water flows out of the Outlet and Clear Hose, you have solved the problem and can restore the pump to your fountain. (Now you'll want to use the Pump Priming Method -written above - to make sure it starts up correctly.)

<As long as your fountain pump stays submerged, (operating or not / on or off) it is very unlikely you will run into these issues again; but this way you'll know how to fix it just in case.>

PUMP SIZES AND WATER VOLUME CAPACITIES:

Small Fntn. 40 GPH/50oz., Medium Fntn. 70 GPH./80oz., Lg. Table/Floor Fntn. 90-150 GPH Range, 1-2 Gallon Water Vol.

!!! Thanks for your business and enjoy your fountain!!!

www.thecopperfountain.com

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EQUALLY IMPORTANT POLICIES AND INFORMATION (Safety info too)
ON COPPER FOUNTAINS AND ART FROM WARD STUDIOS:

After 14 years of creating copper art and fountains, I can say with confidence that they are excellent in all regards!

Copper is a superior choice from my view, because unlike other good fountain materials, copper has intrinsic properties that yield extremely great benefits in regard to economy and longevity, making it a superior material for fountains. A lot of other nice fountains made of different materials, (i.e. stone, concrete, ceramic, porcelain, fiberglass, stainless steel, ect.) mostly lack the natural ability to deter microbes, and can either break or rust. I've seen copper fountains 30+ years old still running/functioning and looking great!

<Individual results can vary but I do my best to let you know the best information up front, so you can start off on the right foot and be well informed to decide how you use and care for your fountain.>

SAFETY:

Copper is an expensive medium to work in, however I aim to absolutely make my prices attractive to all while making the art attractive overall too!

I am sorry to say this, since this language is no fun but necessary: I do not warranty fountains against them getting damaged by/and/or any accidents along with not having responsibility for anyone hurting themselves or others, (including animals) with them. It is relatively thin but safely crafted metal, and as with ANY such thing anywhere, please handle them - or it - with care and caution regardless! (Plus they'll look great and last longer!!!)

- I do not warranty pumps at all either but do include them at cost with no mark-up to all my customers. I also do not assume any liability for any accident incurred with my products. However this information is intended to be of help to you in regard to safety and/or pump replacement.

(Please read the pump manufacturer's included pump information. They are a separate company with separate policies.)

WARD STUDIOS HAS A "BUILT-IN" EXTRA SAFETY FEATURE: I only have the pump's electric cord set above the fountain's water line on each and every fountain I have ever made. This is known as a "drip loop" which initially prevents water from running down the electric cord and into an electric wall outlet, which is the greatest cause of those types of accidents or problems. However, please use caution anyway where ever you may put it, because a fountain bowl can spill over, just like any other water bowl and cause problems!

Please note: extra Cord Safety:

Since copper is an equally great metal and medium for Indoor and Outdoor use, all of the copper fountains are also equally good for indoor and outdoor use too, however: only Indoor Fountain Pumps are Included (at no retail mark-up in cost) with the Small and Medium Table Fountain Sizes. This makes their overall price more affordable for customers.

< Ward Studios does not currently carry Outdoor Pumps except for the Large Table, Large Scale, and Waterfall Sized Fountains. >

This (and all other info here) is intended for anyone's informational benefit in general - not just on fountain pumps! :

While all outside/outdoor electric outlets are bound in the U.S. to be GFCI/GFI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters/Ground Fault Interrupter) outlets making plugging in and using any electric appliance (even two wire/hot and neutral cords) very safe indoor or outdoors, they are Not full-proof, but drastically mitigate electrical accidents, thus their inclusion everywhere outside and inside water areas such as kitchen's and baths, ect. However, using an Indoor Only Pump outside is not recommended! Please use caution and prudence when using any electrical device, appliance, tool and/or extension cord!

Checking and testing and maintaining your home or business GFCI outlets is a good rule to follow in general for any electric appliance or tool use, regardless of indoor or outdoor cord type. These Plug Outlets (even outdoor cords with a ground prong) can degrade and fail over time. Consult an electrician or builder for more specific information in this capacity.

Finding a pump for outdoor use is recommended on the Small and Medium Table Sizes. An equivalent fountain GPH rate of water flow is best to achieve a similar water flow result in your fountain. A good brand on the small size table fountains is (use term below for internet searching) Beckett 40 GPH Outdoor Fountain Pump. As a substitute, Solar Pumps can work well too. These are most easily found online via various retailers.
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REMEMBER: SAFETY!

<The Pump Manufacturer's Information Brochure shows how to set-up a drip loop. With their Drip Loop (An Industry Wide Standard for all Submersible Pumps) and standard GFCI electric plug outlets, and the "built-in" one on my fountains, you are in twice as good of shape to prevent any unwanted mishap!>

However, they are very well made and after 14 + years of creating them we can say with confidence that they are excellent in all regards!!!

Please take care of your fountain and it will give you many years of enjoyment!

Thank You for taking the time to review my artwork and company standards.

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you.

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POLICIES SPECIFICALLY REGARDING 2D ART

I release all images to everyone for personal use and to share the images however they see fit with everyone.

I retain all copyright to all images only for Commercial use.

Extra details on art images:
Although my photographic digital images are not purchasable yet, they will be available for free with any purchase of copper art; at which point the price of each image will change. Though I am fond of all the images I want to share them as easily as possible. Having a low price point will also allow the purchaser more room to get a very nice print made of it from other companies, which I presently do not do or offer. However, In the future they will also be available in printed versions.

Because they're priceless and of limitless personal sentimental value to me, I am only retaining Copyright to all of my original painting's listed here (2) for any commercial reproduction purposes, e.g. such as limited edition prints, or any other commercial endeavor undertaken with all or any of my two painting's: "Mired Carriage" and "Celestial Thunderstorm". (Copyright Range: 1996 - Present, Joseph Ward ©)

Thank you very much for viewing!

Joseph Ward
Ward Studios

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
Ward Studios creates Award Winning Art and I'm very proud of the 10+ years of excellence in art both online and at art shows, offering the highest quality copper art at the best price anywhere. I'm very confident you'll be quite pleased with your art. As always I'm here to help and you can email directly. Since each piece is made by hand and is 100% copper there is a lot of time and expense involved, and so I apologize but cannot offer refunds and all sales are final. Trade is accepted for art of equal or lesser value 7 days after you receive your artwork. The Buyer is responsible for paying return and forward shipping of new replacement art. (Original shipping is non-refundable.)

Receipts: In order to save on monetary costs and resources Ward Studios does not include a paper copy of your receipt with your order. However if you would like one, please let us know.
Payment
We happily accept all payment methods provided through Etsy's site.

Custom commissioned artwork from the original artist involves a one-of-kind creation made by the artist and pursuant to the particular requirements and desires of the purchaser. State to state internet sales which are purchased from outside of Arizona which are to be shipped to the buying party out of the great Copper State are not taxed (unless your State does as some do) likewise nor are out of state commissions.

Arizona Customers: In Arizona, only commissioned custom artwork is not taxable. Ward Studios workshop is in an unincorporated area of the county so there is no city sales tax added, however State and County Tax is calculated at 6.3% percent of the art's total and then added to your overall total at check out for all other sales.

(With our best apologies I am not open to the public, however am available for emails, and will do my best to be of help.)

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Shipping
At this time, Ward Studios ships merchandise to locations within the United States via USPS and FedEx Ground. Though mainly your order stay's with your chosen preferred shipping option, in order to save time and money for customer's and the workshop, I also reserve the right to send it with a similar or comparable shipping service, such as using FedEx instead of USPS, or visa versus. (Except when Priority Mail has been selected). If this ends up costing less than what you paid the difference is refunded to you.

If you would like a shipping cost specific to your location, before purchasing please email us about it with the piece you're interested in, and we will get you a quote and adapt the shipping to your order before you buy.

Please Note: Signature Confirmation and/or adding Insurance to your shipment:

Copper is an expensive medium to work in and while we have the best prices anywhere they still cost a pretty penny for us to create and our customers to buy! This is an an incredibly rare circumstance but unfortunately because it exists it has to be included nonetheless and intended to help you in regard to making a purchase from Ward Studios a comprehensively safe and great experience: do to a variety of possible circumstances, the risk of loss and title for all merchandise ordered on this Web Site pass to you when the merchandise is delivered to the shipping carrier. In our experience shipping has always gone well, but it is highly recommended to ask us before ordering to add a Signature Confirmation (and/or extra Insurance for the shipment) to your order before shipping, because though they are packed with Great Care, when it's shipped it is out of my hands and so cannot assume any responsibility or cost for any item for any reason, that has been delivered but somehow not received by our customer. Therefore, a getting a Signature on delivery protects you from any loss on your purchase since the Post Office will not just leave it at your door or mailbox without you signing or a surrogate designee signing; they also will hold it for you until you can pick it up from them. (FedEx offers the same service. If using FedEx, leaving a phone number to reach you, to provide FedEx with should it ever be necessary, helps make it easier to have your art safely delivered by them. Your information is not kept or shared for any other reason at all. These steps help insure smooth shipping, but are not required just highly recommended.

<Please provide an email and phone number as I will put that into the shipping information and email you a tracking number with a link to follow it at FedEx.>

I do my best to promptly send out your piece of art after receiving payment, by the date indicated, though at very busy times it is possible that an order can go over the expected delivery date. I also do my best to communicate with you when this arises. If you would like it sent sooner than the specified date, please let me know by adding notes to your order and also send an Etsy Conversation so I'll be sure to catch your needs and address them as best as as I can; proceeding with utmost diligence to help get it sent sooner if possible.

If a special date or time is needed on shipping your art, (such as a Birthday, Anniversary, or another special day) please let me know in advance, as I will do my best to accommodate it if possible with in the time frame and selected shipping method listed. Or Ward Studios will certainly let you know in advance if it is not possible for you to get your desired art by the date you want. I will also let you know of additional expedited shipping options, which cost more, and have to paid in advance of shipping, that can expedite delivery should you choose so.

Large Waterfall Fountain Policies:

The size of this fountain puts it outside of the range for being able to be shipped via FedEx Ground along with other carriers since it is too large according to their size thresholds. Ward Studios is proud to utilize the services of Craters and Freighters of Tempe Arizona for shipping very large pieces. Although the big shipping companies offer freight services too, Craters and Freighters have not only the best service, but they also have the best rates one can find anywhere, which includes full service packing and insurance. This company will work separately for you, and they are dedicated to making shipping large items the overall best experience it can be anywhere, with top notch customer service to go with it all. Before buying please contact them for a quote to your destination.

I also get great preferred rates with FedEx Freight, however packing charges are extra and apply separate from FedEx Freight Quotes.

Since it is a very large and special piece Ward Studios can only ship this piece once our customer is set-up with Craters and Freighters with Payment and Billing Information, so on here they are listed only with example shipping prices, but that is only due to the varying costs of freight from place to place in the U.S. and so (in such an instance/order) shipping is not collected here from you so that the freight company can better assist you. This way you can contact them and have a quote in hand, knowing your shipping and overall price before making the decision to purchase this fountain. *** Please note: by purchasing very Large Waterfall Fountains here, you agree to handle shipping through your own means and method, with Ward Studios delivering your fountain to your chosen provider; or to utilize Craters and Freighters of Tempe, Az. as is recommended, but not necessary.*** Ward Studios can refund or edit the listing to reflect 0.00 shipping costs, but the shipping is Not included in the fountain price, nor is it "free shipping" as Etsy auto-generates with listing's that have no listed shipping cost.*** When Etsy adds a method for handling larger shipping quotes in an auto-calculator, Ward Studios will use it, but until then on very large pieces we have to go about it this way, and apologize for the extra complexity of ordering large pieces here. If shipping is not paid and handled separately Ward Studios reserves the right to refund and cancel the sale. (Craters and Freighters have separate policies as a separate company. Please check out their websites for details. Thank You.***)

All you have to do is send me the Quote Number you have with them, and I can then deliver your fountain to them to have it prepped for making its way to you. Since freight costs can vary by location please do not buy this fountain until having a quote in hand as well being set-up with them. They have the best rates you will find anywhere and are experts in packing art and other special items which are large and/or with specific shipping needs, which is why I have been using them for years to assist customers.

(A great example of their expertise is that they are the exclusive shipper of the renowned Barrett Jackson Automobile show in Scottsdale, Az., and they ship everything from Furniture to Cars worldwide!)

I greatly appreciate your interest and business, and this will help make everything go the quickest and smoothest for getting your waterfall fountain out and on its way! Having a quote in hand prior to buying is the recommended way to proceed. They can help you over the phone or you can use their online quote system from their website. As always I'm available to answer any questions for you too.
Additional policies and FAQs
For All Custom Artwork:

PLEASE NOTE from 6/26/19 that I am no longer doing custom work or am customizing any artwork. All forms of custom work can take an extreme amount of extra effort and time to create, and so I am not doing any type of custom work now, keeping it on hold until early next year, so I can focus on creating and finishing some personally special art projects as well as add new designs, and design lines to the overall selection of Ward Studios Art. Nevertheless, I appreciate all interest in this type of work, and apologize that I am not doing any of it now. I may resume it in 2020. Thank you for your understanding.
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I have two types of custom art:

1) Is customizing decor schemes from our current decor theme range shown on most fountains, and this does not cost extra or if so, can be very minimal and comparable to other similar art shown.

2) Full scale custom creation work:

Full scale custom creation work... (continued details) This is when a totally new design and endeavor is undertaken for a customer, and this is a whole other type of custom work, and as such, viewed and handled differently as needed per piece. For more details on the policies around this type of custom work please see below:

Custom one-of-a-kind, original, entirely new or "from scratch" artwork can be a very detailed, time consuming process, as well as expensive. Generally there is not a cost from the artist for the time involved in designing new artwork, but this aspect does require time from the artist nonetheless. Serious inquiries only please. Thank you for your interest and consideration of having Ward Studios something to life for you.

Though an unlikely occurrence, custom commissioned artwork is subject to pricing and quote changes as need be for the art costs in labor and material, and is based on the artist's discretion. In this vary rare case I will relay this to the customer as soon as possible, and before proceeding or finishing work, so that a suitable accommodation for both the Artist and Customer can be accomplished before proceeding further on the project. On time-frame for completing custom work, unless Ward Studios has expressly guaranteed in writing, (with the use of the language saying "guaranteed by, ect.) a date for artwork completion, it is not guaranteed, but time-frames are offered to help set a guideline for completion, but if not "expressly guaranteed", timing remains at the artist's (Joseph Ward / Ward Studios) discretion. If a due date is needed by a customer for completing work, and would like this guaranteed, it may incur a high premium in extra costs, and must be requested in advance from the customer with their own specific date requested to Ward Studios, at which point, language guaranteeing the date can be specified as well as a suitable price for the art work in advance of creation. If discounts have been requested by the customer, this may negate guideline timing for completing and receiving artwork; however every effort is made to avoid such things and have, whatever is created with and for a customer be at it's absolute best in all regards of crafting and business dealing's. Thank you very much for considering me for your special project and/or artwork!
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