Unless otherwise stated beside the work, all sculptures are designed for use outdoors, as well as inside.
Where used, armature consists of stainless steel and exterior grade substrates. The mortars, adhesives and grouts are high-quality and weatherproof.
Only non-ferrous metals are used for decoration in outdoor designs, so the sculptures will not rust. However, metals such as copper, brass, lead and pewter will develop a patina through exposure to the elements. These may be cleaned in the appropriate way if you wish, although many people simply enjoy their sculpture’s ageing process.
I love using slate because of its beauty and durability. The slate is cleaned, sanded and waxed, which makes it wonderfully tactile. Slate needs little maintenance, although an occasional application of clear wax and a buffing will retain its maximum tactile appeal and indefinite protection from the elements. Stone sealants may also be used if you live in an extreme weather area.