I create wire sculptures of wildlife using a range of wires which can be left to age naturally or can be treated to achieve a wide range of finishes.  Most of the wires and treatments I use are explained below.  Pictures of my work are in galleries accessed by the menu above.

Wire                                                                               Treatment                             

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Galvanised chicken wire

15mm - 35mm galvanised wire will not rust

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Copper wire

Reclaimed electrical wire, will turn a green grey with time

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Annealed mild steel wire

Maliable wire will rust unless treated

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Black steel wire

Maliable black coated wire will rust unless treated

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Galvanised steel wire

Thicker wire hard to bend will not rust but change to pewter colour with age

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Stainless steel wire

Will not rust and says bright

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Hot dip galvanised

Sculpture dipped in molten zinc to galvanise and prevent rusting.  Can be aged to a pewter Patina

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Powder coat

Stops rusting.  There are many different types of powder coatings - gloss, semi gloss and matt.  In almost any colour you want including chrome 

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Painted

Painted by brush or spray any colour you wish -could be lacquered to retain look of original wire 

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None

Your sculpture will age  naturally, the finish depending on the wire

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