Care and maintenance for Sculpture and furniture

Sculpture

Unless otherwise stated beside the work, all sculptures are designed for use outdoors, as well as inside.

Sculptures should be carried, stored and transported in an upright position, with the weight supported from the base.

Slate needs little maintenance but an occasional application of clear stone wax and a buffing will retain its maximum tactile appeal and indefinite protection from the elements. 

Only non-ferrous metals are used for decoration so the sculptures will not rust, although they may develop a patina through exposure to the elements.  These may be cleaned in the appropriate way although many people simply enjoy the artwork’s ageing process.

Furniture

Table tops can be separated from their bases when transported.  When reassembling, only hand tighten the nuts – take care not to over-tighten them.

Cleaning:  Slate needs little maintenance but an occasional application of clear stone wax and a buffing will retain its maximum tactile appeal and indefinite protection from the elements.  Only non-ferrous metals are used for decoration so they will not rust, although they may develop a patina. 

The wrought iron bases and seats are hand-forged by the award-winning West Country Blacksmiths at Allerford Forge, Exmoor. Bespoke designs are acid etched so that the slate and base complement each other and the rivet detail and rounded feet demonstrate the care and attention put into each unique base.  The bases are galvanised, which protects the metal from the elements and means that they can remain outdoors year-round.

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