Pricing & Payment What is included in the price of the sculpture?
  Is sales tax levied on the sculptures?
  Can sculpture prices change?
  What forms of payment do you accept?
   
Shipping How much does shipping cost?
  What forms of shipping do you offer? 
  Are shipments insured?
  Do you ship internationally?
  Can you ship to a P.O. Box?
How long will it take for my sculpture to arrive? 
   
   
Gallery Policies What is your return policy?
  What is your privacy policy?
  What is your usage policy?
Miscellaneous How can I find out about future edition sculptures?
  Do you sell sculptures on eBay?
  Can I commission a sculpture?
  How are the sculptures numbered or marked?
  How are the sculptures made?
  Where else can I see the sculptures?
   
   
   

 


 

Pricing & Payment What is included in the price of the sculpture?
   
Back to Top Your purchase includes the sculpture and everything else included with it in the picture. All sculptures except for reliefs include a black marble base custom fit to your Raynham numbered limited edition.  Packaging, domestic ground shipping (United States mainland, Alaska, and Hawaii only), and insurance is also included.  Installation and pedestals are not included.
   
   
  Is sales tax levied on the sculptures?
   
  No, there is no sales tax in Oregon.
   
   
  Can sculpture prices change?
   
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Yes. They will change annually due to inflation and other factors.  Future edition sculpture series ordered from the clay original include a 25% discount.

   
   
  What forms of payment do you accept?
   
  We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express via Paypal.  We also accept international money orders and cashier's checks in US dollars only.  Sorry, no personal checks.
   
   
Shipping How much does shipping cost?
   
Back to Top Federal Express Ground shipping is free on all domestic (United States mainland, Alaska and Hawaii only) orders.  Air shipping can be arranged for an additional fee.  International buyers pay all applicable shipping costs.
   
   
  What forms of shipping do you offer? 
   
  We normally ship Federal Express Ground.  Alternate shipping can be arranged by emailing orders@raynhamgallery.com.
   
   
  Are shipments insured?
Back to Top Yes, all packages are insured for the full value of the sculpture.  However, we pack the sculptures very carefully and have not had any problems in the past.  Any damage must be reported immediately upon receipt.  Additionally, it is the customer's responsibility to adhere to the Federal Express provisions found here. 
Do you ship internationally?
   
  Yes, but international orders will be assessed an additional shipping fee. Customs fees and duties are the responsibility of the customer.  Email orders@raynhamgallery.com for more information about international orders.
   
   
  Can you ship to a P.O. Box?
   
Back to Top Yes, P.O. Box shipping can be arranged.  Please email orders@raynhamgallery.com for more information.
   
   
 

How long will it take for my sculpture to arrive? 

   
 

You will receive your Raynham limited edition approximately 2-6 weeks after we receive payment.  For future edition sculptures ordered from the clay original, you will receive your sculpture within approximately 12 weeks after we receive payment.

   
   
Gallery Policies What is your return policy?
   
Back to Top We hope that you will enjoy your sculpture. Please note that because of the labor intensive nature of the process and the nature of the materials used, small flaws and variations in both the bronze patina, and in the marble base are normal. However if unsatisfied for any reason you may return your sculpture after receiving written approval from Raynham Gallery.  Sculptures may only be returned in new and undamaged condition, in the original packaging, with the return shipping and insurance pre-paid by the customer.  After these criteria have been met, you will receive a refund, less 25%.  Please email orders@raynhamgallery.com for more information.
   
   
  What is your privacy policy?
   
  Customer information is kept private and is not sold or otherwise distributed to third parties.
   
   
 

What is your usage policy?

   
 

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Miscellaneous How can I find out about future edition sculptures?
   
  Please sign up for the Raynham Gallery newsletter by using the form on the Contact page to receive the latest information on new sculpture editions.
   
   
  Do you sell sculptures on eBay?
   
Back to Top Yes. Click here for the Raynham sculptures currently at auction.
   
   
  Can I commission a sculpture?
   
  Please email orders@raynhamgallery.com with your request.
   
   
  How are the sculptures numbered or marked?
   
Back to Top Each sculpture has two marks; one is from the original clay sculpture ("MR" & year), and the other shows the bronze edition information (copyright year, "Michael Raynham," and the edition number/edition size.)
   
   
  How are the sculptures made?
   

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Bronze castings are made using the lost wax method.  You can read a very detailed and complete description in the book by Tuck Langland  From Clay to Bronze: A Studio Guide to Figurative Sculpture.

A very brief summary of this time-consuming and labor-intensive process is given below.   

Bronze casting using the lost wax methodClay Primal Relief

The lost wax method of metal casting was first used in Egypt 7,000 years ago and predates the first use of bronze in 4,000 B.C. -- the beginning of the Bronze Age.  To produce an identical bronze copy of an artist's clay original today, a rubber mold with a fiber glass shell is first made from the original fired clay sculpture.  A wax casting is then made using the mold, which is then finished to match the clay original exactly.  Rubber Primal-ReliefAdditional wax features are added to aid in the bronze pouring process.  The wax is coated with many layers of ceramic slurry, dried, and then fired in a kiln. During the firing process the wax melts and is "lost".  The inside of the empty hard ceramic shell, now a copy of the wax sculpture, is immediately filled with molten bronze.   Bronze Primal-ReliefAfter cooling, the ceramic layer is removed, the bronze is finished using a combination of sand blasting, welding, grinding, sanding, polishing, etc and then a chemical coating is applied with heat, giving it its unique color or "patina".  Last, a protective coat of wax is applied to the finished sculpture.

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  Where else can I see the sculptures?
   
  Please visit the RiverSea Gallery in historic downtown Astoria, Oregon, at 1160 Commercial Street, across from the Liberty Theatre.

If you see a sculpture you like and wish to order it at this website, note that the retail price will be the same and that the RiverSea Gallery will receive the same sales commission.

 

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