|Q What do you finish your willow and rattan sculptures with?
A These pieces are coated with a mix of 70% linseed and 30% turps, this
helps to preserve and to enhance the natural colors of the materials.
Q What is the cost of postage within NZ?
A Charges vary according to size and distance but will be kept to a
minimum and on small articles will be included in the price of a piece.
Typically NZ Post charge between $5 - $9 for smaller items and $15 -
$25 for larger items.
Q What is the limit on size for any of your works?
A Most of my work can be scaled up to quite large pieces - it is a matter
of changing the size or type of materials used.
Q Do you post overseas?
A Yes, the cost is relevant to the size and weight of the piece.
Q Do you do repairs?
A Yes,as long as the damage is not too extensive.
Q How long have you been weaving and how did you get started?
A I started weaving around 30 years ago, initally I went to night
classes and then worked for a company producing Palembang baskets. From
there I experimented with different materials and techniques.
Q Do the copper sculptures oxidise if sited outdoors?
A Yes, all copper will oxidise if exposed to air. Some more so than
others, the copper ribbon for example has a slightly greasy coating
that will prevent the oxidisation process for sometime.
Q What material do you use to make your traditional baskets?
A Willow and palembang cane are the most used natural materials for
Q Can you make a special one of a kind piece for me?
A Yes. All my work is individually handmade and by consulting together
a design can be established and a unique peice made for you.
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