Installation Techniques

A tall ceramic sculpture must be anchored in some way to prevent being knocked over by wind, children or dogs. The most common solution is to drive an iron pipe of suitable length through a drilled hole in the stone, concrete or mulch base and lower the piece over the pipe. Each sculpture has a hole in the base for this purpose. In a gallery or home, a sculpture may be attached to a pedestal with a T-bar through the same hole.

 

If one wants to discourage theft, a metal plate may be attached to the bottom with carriage bolts and adhesive and then the plate may be bolted to a stone, metal or concrete base.

 

Photos below also show how the large public scale sculptures are secured.

T-Bar

Plate

Stack

Pole