Sculpture and transport are usually not pure bedfellows. Purchasers are naturally involved about transport, significantly when ordering ceramic items internationally. They need their animal sculptures to be secure. However additionally they care about environmentally pleasant transport.
Nice care should be taken with packing my animal sculptures to ensure that them to outlive the ordeal of transport. Through the years, I’ve developed varied methods to make sure my animal sculptures are as safe as doable in transit. As you’d count on, I take advantage of copious portions of packing supplies. Many items are double-boxed.
In recent times, in an effort to scale back my very own carbon footprint as a lot as doable, I’ve examined and altered the merchandise I take advantage of in an effort to maneuver in the direction of environmentally pleasant transport while persevering with to make sure my animal sculptures are as safely packed as doable for his or her onward journey.
Bubble wrap affords the most secure and most dependable packaging and there are actually environmentally pleasant options. I take advantage of ‘BioAir Degradable’ bubble wrap which is able to naturally degrade inside 2-3 years. I’ve tried paper options however they don’t have the air cushion know-how that ceramic sculpture wants to make sure it’s correctly protected. I do complement bubble wrap with paper packaging. I additionally use paper primarily based tape to safe bubblewrap and bins.
One other packaging staple is loosefill. That is wanted to immobilise the packaged sculpture inside the field. Within the pursuits of environmentally pleasant transport, I’ve switched to potato starch loosefill. This revolutionary product (which smells like crisps) is feather mild and successfully fills any voids within the field. This ensures the wrapped sculpture is safely suspended inside its protecting field. This Biofill dissolves in water.
A custom-sized outer field is lined with twisted recycled paper which suspends the internal field. Total, when packing, I work on the idea that the field goes to be thrown down a flight of stairs! Double-boxing offers an all-round buffer zone for the sculpture. In the end there may be not less than 30cm of cushioning between the sculpture and the surface of the field. All the cardboard and paper merchandise are simply recyclable.
For giant bronze animal sculptures custom-built picket crates are used and shipped utilizing specialist couriers. All my animal sculpture deliveries are absolutely insured for peace of thoughts. As you possibly can see, secure environmentally pleasant transport is just not as straight ahead as first seems. However it’s an important a part of my enterprise and one thing I take very severely.
If you happen to’d wish to fee your personal animal sculpture, contact the studio and we’ll speak about topic, pose, media, value and – in fact – transport. It’s all a part of the service.