The team at Humber Galvanizing Ltd has helped to galvanize the future of wildlife sculptures produced by a talented York metalworker.
Richard Gibson of Wold Wire Sculptures, based in Thixendale, has called on the services of Humber Galvanizing for a series of projects for many of his renowned wildlife sculptures, most recently a 60kg horse which stood at 6ft 3inches Tall.
Richard said: “I have worked with Humber for a couple of years and began to use galvanizing as a finish once my sculptures started to get bigger. They have a very quick turnaround and the staff I deal with are always really helpful.
“It’s very important that the frames on my pieces are galvanised as they are finished in galvanized wire or wire netting and I need a finish on the framework to match. It’s a very hardwearing finish which helps to protect the entirety of the sculptures from rust and corrosion, especially as they’re for outdoor display and open to the elements.”
Depending on customer requirements, Richard will either supply his sculptures with the galvanized finish on proud display or use a dull grey paint to accentuate certain areas.
“I’m always looking to improve my work and absolutely love capturing movement within a piece. All of the sculptures I make use wire finish, which reacts differently with the light throughout the day. I never get to know what new commissions I’ll receive, but it’s always a joy to see the result when it comes back from the team at Humber Galvanizing.”
Tony Linsley, Sales Manager at Humber Galvanizing, added: “Richard is hugely talented, and we love to see his work come in. The galvanizing element helps to protect the sculpture inside and out, especially important when it’s open to weathering. Huge thanks for continuing to use us, and we look forward to seeing what other big projects are on the horizon!”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd