FAQ's

Are your sculptures suitable for the outdoors and will they rust over time?

Michael’s sculptures are designed to grace your outdoor environment for years to come. Crafted from high-quality, marine-grade 316 stainless steel, they boast exceptional resistance to rust and corrosion, even when exposed to harsh weather conditions. This superior steel allows the sculptures to retain their brilliance and shine, becoming a lasting focal point in your garden or patio.

A Note on Painted Sculptures

While some of Michael’s smaller creations incorporate paint for artistic expression, these are best suited for indoor display. Over time, exposure to the elements can affect the vibrancy of the paint. To ensure these pieces stay looking their best, we recommend enjoying them inside your home.

 

How do I clean and look after my stainless steel sculpture?

Simple Care for Lasting Shine

Maintaining the brilliance of your Michael Turner sculpture is easy! Here’s what you need to know:

Regular Dusting: For everyday cleaning, gentle dusting with a soft, lint-free cloth is all that’s required. This will remove any accumulated dust or cobwebs without scratching the surface.

Fingerprint Removal: For fingerprints or minor smudges, a mild dish soap diluted with warm water can be used. Apply the solution to the cloth, not directly to the sculpture. Wipe the surface gently, then dry thoroughly with another clean, soft cloth.

What to Avoid:

Harsh Cleaners: Avoid using abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or steel wool. These can scratch the surface and dull the shine.

Strong Chemicals: Skip harsh chemicals like bleach or ammonia. These can damage the stainless steel and leave unsightly marks.

Salt and Harsh Minerals: If your sculpture is located near saltwater or areas with high mineral content in the water, rinse it occasionally with clean water to prevent any residue buildup.

By following these simple cleaning tips, you can ensure your Michael Turner sculpture continues to be a stunning addition to your home or outdoor space for years to come.

Can you arrange shipping of your larger sculptures worldwide?

Global Delivery with Confidence

Michael and Jenny understand the importance of getting your sculpture to you safely and securely. That’s why they partner with trusted, experienced art shippers around the world.

Peace of Mind, Every Step of the Way

Expert Handling: Your sculpture will be carefully packed using specialized materials and crating to ensure it arrives in pristine condition.

Door-to-Door Delivery: Enjoy the convenience of having your sculpture delivered directly to your doorstep, anywhere in the world.

Unpacking and Placement (Optional): Our partners can even unpack and position your sculpture exactly where you envision it, taking the stress out of installation.

Import Guidance: We’ll keep you informed of any potential import taxes associated with your destination country, ensuring a smooth delivery process.

A Stress-Free Experience

Michael and Jenny are committed to providing exceptional customer service. You can rest assured that your valuable artwork is in the best hands, from creation to final placement.

Global Shipping

Can you ship all your sculptures anywhere around the world?

Absolutely! We take pride in bringing Michael’s sculptures to art enthusiasts worldwide. No matter where you are, we can arrange international shipping to get your chosen piece directly to you.

Simply contact Jenny at info@michaelturnerstudios.co.uk and she’ll be happy to provide a shipping cost estimate, including any potential import duties or taxes. We’ve shipped sculptures as far as Australia, and we’re happy to handle orders of any size.

Commissioning a Stainless Steel Sculpture by Michael Turner Studios

For Smaller Sculptures:

Our smaller sculptures are perfect for indoor display and can be conveniently purchased directly through our website. Simply add your chosen sculpture to your cart and proceed to checkout. These sculptures typically have a maximum lead time of 2 weeks, but we can often accommodate shorter timelines. If you have a specific deadline, please feel free to contact Jenny or Michael directly by email, and we will do our utmost to ensure your sculpture arrives on time.

Commissioning Larger-Scale Garden Sculptures:

To commission a bespoke stainless steel sculpture for your garden, we recommend visiting our dedicated Commsions page and submitting a brief inquiry. Jenny or Michael will then be in touch to discuss your vision and answer any questions you may have.

Collaborative Design Process:

Michael will work closely with you to develop the perfect sculpture for your garden. This includes creating sketches based on your ideas and preferences for size and style. Once you are completely satisfied with the concept, we will secure a dedicated time slot for production and request a 50% deposit to confirm your booking.

Progress Updates and Final Approval:

Throughout the creation process, we will keep you informed with progress updates. Once your sculpture is complete, we will send you high-quality images and videos for your final approval. Alternatively, if you are located nearby, you are welcome to visit Michael’s workshop to view the finished piece in person. We will only request the remaining balance payment upon your complete satisfaction.

Delivery and Installation:

For clients located within the New Forest area, Michael will personally deliver your sculpture. For those further afield, both domestic and international shipping options are available, and associated costs will be discussed in advance. You can also refer to our Shipping FAQ section for more information.

We look forward to collaborating with you on creating a unique and stunning stainless steel sculpture for your home or garden.

 

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