Elestration

Shop Elestration® to Support Elephant Conservation

Barry, United Kingdom

Announcement    Welcome to my brand new Elestration® Etsy shop founded in 2020.
Welsh artist, Hayley C Lewis aims to raise awareness for the future of elephants through her unique Elestration® in her campaign to prevent the plight of their endangerment. She aspires to make a significant contribution towards conservation by sharing her passion, capturing imaginations and inspiring curiosities.

We are a proud supporting partner of HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development) – South Africa’s first elephant orphanage. We donate a 10% share of Elestration profits to their incredible mission which is to care for and rehabilitate orphaned elephants, to give them a new family, and a second chance of life with another herd. The orphanage lies adjacent to the Jabulani Herd stables on the Kapama Private Game Reserve, which allows them to integrate each baby elephant into the herd according to their individual emotional needs. The unusual family structure of the Jabulani Herd, the majority of which are orphans themselves, presents a unique solution for orphaned baby elephants in Southern Africa that vitally need to find a second herd to ensure their emotional wellbeing and survival.

Ele-Shipping
I ship from Wales, within the United Kingdom for FREE.

Your order will be posted within three working days, via Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class to UK
or 
International Tracked & Signed as standard *This will need a signature on delivery

​Your order is important to me and I value your item,  I want you to have peace of mind while its travelling across the world so I do charge more for worldwide shipping.

​If you need your item by a specific date, I will do my best to endeavour to prioritise this for you please get in touch here.

[​Due to COVID 19 shipping date arrivals cannot be guaranteed and I cannot be held liable for subsequent inconvenience for it not arriving as expected. My shop policy states that time for delivery specified on the order, if any, is an estimate only and time shall not be of the essence as I cannot control what happens with the postal service and disruptions they may face at the time of order, please check this before ordering if you need it by a specific date, you can also check with the Royal Mail if there is any service disruptions by visiting their website. I always say to allow up to 2 weeks for my orders to arrive within the UK via Signed for 1st Class Delivery but it usually arrives sooner and up to 6 weeks for International Tracked and Signed but they do aim to deliver sooner, possibly even longer due to unexpected delays at the moment due to the pandemic. You are responsible for purchasing goods which you are lawfully able to import and for the payment of import duties and taxes of any kind levied in your country.]

Ele-environment
All products and packaging are produced within the UK using locally sourced businesses and FSC® certified stock wherever possible. The Giclée Prints are produced and printed locally in Wales where I am based. The illustrated tissue paper is produced by an Eco-Packaging Alliance company that plants a tree in an area that needs reforestation for each order. Being environmentally friendly is a really important value of Elestration as such I have selected products with care for the environment in mind. This means that the materials your item is packaged in wherever possible are recyclable, biodegradable, compostable, and plastic-free for your peace of mind so you can help care for the environment too! we have also made important commitments and pledges towards The ‘Green Growth Pledge’ & Equality Pledge’ which are in line with Welsh Governments Economic Action Plan, with the support of Business Wales.

My website is still under construction but feel free to keep it safe: www.elestration.com

I am often busy on Instagram, come and find me: @elestration

Thank you for supporting Elephant Conservation!

Elestration® is a UK registered trade mark of Hayley Lewis.

Ele-Studio hours are 9am - 5pm (GMT), Monday - Friday.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 9, 2021

Welcome to my brand new Elestration® Etsy shop founded in 2020.
Welsh artist, Hayley C Lewis aims to raise awareness for the future of elephants through her unique Elestration® in her campaign to prevent the plight of their endangerment. She aspires to make a significant contribution towards conservation by sharing her passion, capturing imaginations and inspiring curiosities.

We are a proud supporting partner of HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development) – South Africa’s first elephant orphanage. We donate a 10% share of Elestration profits to their incredible mission which is to care for and rehabilitate orphaned elephants, to give them a new family, and a second chance of life with another herd. The orphanage lies adjacent to the Jabulani Herd stables on the Kapama Private Game Reserve, which allows them to integrate each baby elephant into the herd according to their individual emotional needs. The unusual family structure of the Jabulani Herd, the majority of which are orphans themselves, presents a unique solution for orphaned baby elephants in Southern Africa that vitally need to find a second herd to ensure their emotional wellbeing and survival.

Ele-Shipping
I ship from Wales, within the United Kingdom for FREE.

Your order will be posted within three working days, via Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class to UK
or 
International Tracked & Signed as standard *This will need a signature on delivery

​Your order is important to me and I value your item,  I want you to have peace of mind while its travelling across the world so I do charge more for worldwide shipping.

​If you need your item by a specific date, I will do my best to endeavour to prioritise this for you please get in touch here.

[​Due to COVID 19 shipping date arrivals cannot be guaranteed and I cannot be held liable for subsequent inconvenience for it not arriving as expected. My shop policy states that time for delivery specified on the order, if any, is an estimate only and time shall not be of the essence as I cannot control what happens with the postal service and disruptions they may face at the time of order, please check this before ordering if you need it by a specific date, you can also check with the Royal Mail if there is any service disruptions by visiting their website. I always say to allow up to 2 weeks for my orders to arrive within the UK via Signed for 1st Class Delivery but it usually arrives sooner and up to 6 weeks for International Tracked and Signed but they do aim to deliver sooner, possibly even longer due to unexpected delays at the moment due to the pandemic. You are responsible for purchasing goods which you are lawfully able to import and for the payment of import duties and taxes of any kind levied in your country.]

Ele-environment
All products and packaging are produced within the UK using locally sourced businesses and FSC® certified stock wherever possible. The Giclée Prints are produced and printed locally in Wales where I am based. The illustrated tissue paper is produced by an Eco-Packaging Alliance company that plants a tree in an area that needs reforestation for each order. Being environmentally friendly is a really important value of Elestration as such I have selected products with care for the environment in mind. This means that the materials your item is packaged in wherever possible are recyclable, biodegradable, compostable, and plastic-free for your peace of mind so you can help care for the environment too! we have also made important commitments and pledges towards The ‘Green Growth Pledge’ & Equality Pledge’ which are in line with Welsh Governments Economic Action Plan, with the support of Business Wales.

My website is still under construction but feel free to keep it safe: www.elestration.com

I am often busy on Instagram, come and find me: @elestration

Thank you for supporting Elephant Conservation!

Elestration® is a UK registered trade mark of Hayley Lewis.

Ele-Studio hours are 9am - 5pm (GMT), Monday - Friday.

Items

Hayley Lewis

Contact shop owner

Hayley Lewis

About Elestration

Sales 0
On Etsy since 2020

The Story behind Elestration®

Croseo! Welcome! I am currently working from my little studio at home in Barry, Wales, painting my blue elephants. With the help of Business Wales and Start Up Loans UK I was able to create, build and re-brand into Elestration® in 2020 which I am very grateful for. 
I started this journey in 2011 whilst studying Ceramics at University, I have a long held interest in the depiction of animals in art: particularly the elephant. This has led me to an awareness of their endangerment. In my work I aim to convey the role and nature of elephant's lives through the ages with their magnificent forms, using an illustrative method of blue and white painting. Whilst studying in university, I used porcelain for its precious, reflective and symbolic qualities to raise awareness of their vulnerability, and juxtaposing historical and contemporary in order to give the viewer an insight into this very special and endangered relationship with elephants through museology, which you can find on the images above from my past projects and see the development into Elestration.

Studying and combining ceramics and illustration has influenced my current art practice and brand. I developed a unique way of using illustration to bring these current concerns forward and to urge the public to look at the issues facing their extinction, and reveal truths that are crucial to the way in which we see the future of elephants and conservation. I realised my love for elephants and illustration through many years of study and research which is why I continue to illustrate elephants today.

My long term goal is to make a significant contribution to vulnerable Elephants through illustration. I want my work to raise awareness, and to achieve this I want to share my vision and imagination with the world.

Shop members

  • Hayley C Lewis

    Owner, Artist And Founder

    Welsh artist, Hayley C Lewis aims to raise awareness for the future of elephants through her unique Elestration® in her campaign to prevent the plight of their endangerment.

Production partners

  • Eco-Craft Ltd

    Coppull, England

    Your Giclée print is sent in a biodegradable bag - biofilm (and cellophane) bags are fully biodegradable and compostable which means that they break down to CO2 and water which can then be reused in the eco system to make new plants.

  • Giclée Printing Company

    Treforest, Wales

    All Giclée prints are printed locally in Wales.

  • inkREADible Labels Limited

    Torquay, England

    All Giclée prints have a biodegradable label on the front which are produced using matt white uncoated, woodfree printing paper composed of 95% sugar cane fibre and 5% hemp and linen.

  • No Issue Limited

    Auckland, New Zealand

    All items are wrapped in illustrated tissue paper - "All noissue paper products are FSC-certified - this guarantees that our paper has been sourced in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner. noissue tissue paper is made from 30% recycled materials"

  • Stampit

    London, England

    We use Stampit for the Eco friendly sticker that you can find that seals your tissue paper safely. Embossers and stamps are also produced within this UK based company.

  • Professional Printing Company

    Bolton, England

    Certificates of authenticity printed locally in UK on 300gsm Tintoretto by Fedrigoni paper

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 20, 2021
Frequently asked questions
What's so special about a Giclée print and the paper you use?

Archival Prints / Giclée Prints are museum-quality fine-art prints. A fine-art Giclée is the closest you can get to an original. This is printed with Epson Ultrachrome HDX on Fabriano Artistico Rough Watercolour 100% cotton rag archival 310gsm paper. These prints are made with an ultra-high-resolution fine-art printer, using very high quality archival inks and papers. Your artwork purchase is an investment, as such we want you to enjoy this for generations.

How do you sign and authorise your prints?

Each print is hand embossed and hand signed with the Elestration® embossment, validating it as an authorised Giclée print that conforms to archival standards. All copyrights and reproduction rights are retained by the artist upon sale of artwork.

What will I receive with my Giclée print and how do I care for my Giclée print?

You will receive your artwork carefully wrapped with specially designed eco friendly Elestration tissue paper which is handy if you ever need it as a gift! Inside you will find your elephant carefully tucked away inside an eco friendly cellophane bag and backing board, behind your board you will find your artwork certificate of authenticity which is hand embossed and hand signed for authorisation, on the back of this you will find your elephant artwork care instructions, you can be assured that I have carefully inspected your elephant before dispatch with his/her belongings.

When taking care of Giclée prints I include a care guide with your artwork specifically for preserving your artwork. Handle your prints with extreme care.

How do I display my prints? and where can I find a frame?

Visit your local framer they will have so many options to choose from to suit your requirements! Getting your artwork investment framed professionally will ensure that your print lasts a lifetime. Keep your artwork out of direct sunlight and protected from moisture, if exposed to extreme heat or sunlight over long periods of time, print colours can become discoloured or faded.

Are you doing commissions at the moment?

I am currently not taking any commissions for original artwork at this present time because I am working hard on designing a shop so that everyone can access Elestration® but I will be looking at doing this again in the future, if you want to see previous commissions please click here to see my Elephology Archive on www.elestration.com where you will find images of previous sold Elestration artwork.

Please contact me if you wish to discuss any ideas or future commissions.

Do you sell to shops and other traders?

Please visit the wholesale page on my website for more information or contact me.

Do you use eco friendly products?

Yes we do! All products and packaging are produced within the UK using locally sourced businesses and FSC® certified stock wherever possible (this guarantees that a product has been sourced in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner). The Giclée Prints are produced and printed locally in Wales where I am based. The illustrated tissue paper is produced by an Eco-Packaging Alliance company that plants a tree in an area that needs reforestation for each order. Being environmentally friendly is a really important value of Elestration as such I have selected products with care for the environment in mind. Please see more information on my website www.elestration.com