KaraSanchesSculpture

Sculpture for the Garden & Home - www.KaraSanches.com

The City of Brighton and Hove, England
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About KaraSanchesSculpture

Sales 268
On Etsy since 2013

2022 sculpture trails

2022 Sculpture trails by www.FiveTwo.co.uk
Some of my sculptures will be included in the following sculpture trails set up by Andrew Illingworth and his wonderful FiveTwo garden sculpture collection.
See individual websites for more exact details

4 April - 15 May Merriments - Hurst Green, East Sussex, TN19 7RA23 May -
3 July - Cerney House & Gardens - North Cerney, Cirencester, GL7 7BXJuly -
AugustTBC -
29 August - 9 OctoberHigh Beeches Gardens - Handcross, West Sussex, RH17 6HQ

http://www.KaraSanches.com
Cold cast bronze and resin sculptures: LS Sculpture Casting
www.lssculpturecasting.com

Hello and welcome! A little bit about me. I live and work in the seaside city of Brighton & Hove. It's a fun and creative place full of interesting people. I live a short walk to a pebbly beach. My sculptures reflect the scenery found along the shoreline, inspired by the textures, patterns and plant life. This combined with the movement of the water and changes in the weather allow a rich resource for ideas. I like to work in clay as its wonderfully flexible and can combine simple smooth lines with an endless use of texture and pattern which I love. I have a fascination with creating curves and simple pleasing familiar shapes. I'm also obsessed with texture and pattern which I feel brings my sculptures to life. Once the sculptures have been finished its over to the moulding and casting stage.

The process of cold cast bronze is a skilled and labour intensive one. Most of my sculptures have a bronze finish, although a different finish is possible, such as aluminium. I would love to hear from you with any questions, please don't hesitate to email me. Kara'@'Sanches.com

Shop members

  • Kara Challis Sanches

    Owner

Production partners

  • LS Sculpture Casting

    Westcott, England

    LS Sculpture Casting is run by my dad and step-mum. They have been providing a moulding and resin casting service for over 30 years. The sculptures are made first in clay and then cold cast as a limited edition of 25 with the number engraved on each sculpture and a certificate provided.

Shop policies

Last updated on 18 May, 2022
My website is: www.KaraSanches.com
Buyers are responsible for any handling, customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs or couriers.

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: before item has dispatched

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Once payment has been received work will then start on your sculpture.

Delivery

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.

Additional policies and FAQs

My website is: www.KaraSanches.com
Email: Kara'@'Sanches.com

More information

Last updated on 15 Sep, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Q. Do they weather with age?
A. The sculptures are completely frost-proof making them suitable
for the garden. Due to the almost solid bronze outer layer, they do react with the weather and can, as solid bronze, develop verdigris. This can be cleaned off if required by using a small "wash up" sponge with a rough side to it. This will highlight the metal.

Q. What about aftercare?
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 once or twice a year. Brush on the wax from the tin, leave for 5 minutes before gently buffing.

Securing the sculpture

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.

3cm slate bases

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.

Displaying sculptures - pedestals/plinths

Useful information about how to display your sculpture can be found here:
https://www.forging-ahead.co.uk/Plinths.htm

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

Pedestals and plinths

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
https://www.maisonsdumonde.com/UK/en/p/charcoal-grey-pedestal-mineral-mineral-130257.htm


-MDF display pedestals, ready to paint:
//www.greatart.co.uk/gerstaecker-display-plinths.html

- Solits Plinths
https://www.plinths.co.uk/11-plinths

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