The Summer Garden
I must apologize for not sharing my new work sooner with you. The beautiful sunshine is with us and I've been busy in the studio whenever I get a chance. Garden Glass and Birds have been my latest focus and I must extend great thanks to both Russell Nursery and Butchart Gardens for featuring my work. As there is nothing better than a photo to show off artwork - here's what's new and available through Russell Nursery, Butchart Gardens and here on Piers Island.
I am a lot more diligent posting to Instagram and Facebook, so please consider following to get the latest quickly!
Thank you for your interest in my work. Please feel free to call or email if you would like more information on any of my available pieces.
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Winter Art in the Garden
If I make it glass art intended for a garden, then it has to last in my garden. Glass always brings me joy in the garden and adds some much needed colour and surprise on bleak days.
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Installing your Garden Sculpture
I've come to realize (the hard way) that there is a big difference between a direct client contact and selling retail when dealing with garden sculpture installations. Speaking directly, I can advise the best way to install, and the do's, don't and what to watch for. Normally, through retail, I won't have that direct access, so coming soon will be a little video for installation and if you have purchased a garden sculpture, please feel free to contact me via email and be sure to include your phone number. I will call you. :)
In the meantime...
Most of the sculptures are centered around a rebar shaft and the glass top (spear/paddle/fish) is easily lifted for transport and installation after the rebar has been secured. There is always a little rubber protector that sits on the very top of the rebar. Remove the rubber, then place the rebar in the center of the cement block support. Hammer the rebar down (make sure there's not a sprinkler line running underneath :) You can adjust the height by the depth you sink the rebar. When you have it to the height you want, check for any sharp edges on the top of the rebar that you might have created by hammering - give it a little file down if required and then place the rubber pad on top of the rebar.
You are now ready to slide on the glass.
On sculptures where the glass is attached to the glass, "pre-drill" a hole the rebar size using something of similar size to hammer/predrill. Then slide the sculpture in. I try to keep the large glass top removable for ease of transport, but just in case.
And again...please contact me if you have any questions at all.
New works, collaborations and any exciting news. :)