Purchasing a Sculpture

Purchasing a Beatrice Hoffman Sculpture

Some sculptures by Beatrice Hoffman can be found in sculpture parks and galleries ( see homepage) ; other sculptures, not available from those outlets, can be bought directly. From safely packaging to sending the sculpture by courier to far flung countries in the world, Beatrice Hoffman is experienced in dealing with the logistics of selling sculptures worldwide.

Purchasing Information

  • All sculptures are cast in bronze resin – but can also be cast on commission in bronze

  • Please enquire by email or web form if it is currently available

  • The cost for packing and courier will depend on your location and the individual sculpture

  • Depending on size of the sculpture, that packaging will be either a cardboard or plywood box

  • Depending on your location and on availability, we will let you know how long the delivery will take

  • If you live within a 2 hour range of Oxford , we may be able to deliver to you (depending on sculpture size)

  • Alternatively why not come and see Beatrice in her studio and sculpture garden to pick your sculpture up.

  • All sculptures will be sent with a signed certificate of authenticity

contemporary bronze sculpture of a standing abstract figure for garden or interior design


Full payment must be received before sending the sculpture.

When you receive your sculpture, you have a 14 day right to return the sculpture and receive a full refund; however, the packing and courier you will need to pay. The refund will be transferred once the sculpture safely arrived back at hers.

If a sculpture is not available, the lead time to produce a new cast varies between 4-8 weeks; with exception of very large sculptures, where it will be 12 weeks.

In that case, you need to pay 50% down-payment before organising the casting ; with the second instalment of payment due before sending the sculpture.

fine art bronze abstract wave sculpture for interior design

Purchasing sculptures cast in bronze

If you choose a sculpture, but prefer it to be cast in bronze:

  • Please contact Beatrice Hoffman to give you an exact quotation. Bronze is approximately 2,5 – 3 times more expensive than the bronze resin cast you can also discuss choice of patination ( the colouring of the bronze)

  • If you want to go ahead with the sale, you will need to pay 50% down payment for the casting to be paid for

  • The lead time with foundries is currently no less than 12 weeks

Sculpture Positioning

If you want to discuss positioning in the garden or home, Beatrice can advise you if needed. Within 2 hour driving range , it could be part of the delivery; alternatively, video conferencing might be a possibility.

Or you can read through her online text “Placing Sculptures and Tips on installation” (third in row under “Garden Sculptures”)

For ideas about shapes and materials for plinths, talk to Beatrice. There are many options, from tree trunks to raised walls, and plinths created from wood, steel, iron or stone/marble. Google “plinths.co.uk” or ask for ideas and advice

Contemporary abstract floral bronze sculpture in the garden border
contemporary garden bronze sculpture of a double head loosely based on Picasso

Sculpture maintenance

Artists create timeless three dimensional images that hopefully speak to people right down the ages. However, artistic creations are delicate and your artwork will only prove to be timeless if you care for it properly.

  • Your sculpture is made from bronze resin, a material mixed from five parts bronze power, measured in weight, mixed with one part resin.
  • The surface of the cast, once taken out of the mould, is scoured, thereby taking off the top resin layer to bring out the bronze layer.
  • It is the bronze that will react with the chemicals to achieve the colouration (= “patination”) in at least two layers.
  • After patination, the sculpture is covered in 4-5 thin layers of Renaissance wax, burnishing and rubbing the wax back after every layer.This wax layer protects the patination, but in itself can be worn down by erosion: especially exposure to sun, but also rain and wind. This erosion is more likely to happen outdoors, but sun can be strong even indoors, for instance if a sculpture is exhibited on a sun drenched windowsill; or if it is touched frequently .Depending where the sculpture is positioned , I would recommend an extra wax layer to be applied at least once a year :
    1.Apply “Renaissance wax, thinly with a furniture cloth, best when slightly warmed with surrounding hot water, or in the sun2. leave to dry for 24 hours
    3.“Buff up” by compressing and rubbing with a furniture cloth

If the sculpture needs cleaning in a outdoor position, use only

  1. warm water, with or without a bit of washing up lotion ( but no other form of detergent)
  2. only use soft brushes, including tooth brushes, or a cloth – but nothing as abrasive as steel wool.