Fibreglass is an almost revolutionary material in the world of home, garden, or public space decoration. It is a special material that allows for a much finer rendering of statues and sculptures. In fact, fibreglass sculptures are starting to become quite the trend in both interior and outdoor design.
This molten glass allows you, or your designer, to go wild on the imagination and create sculptures that really represent you, or that can be part of a wider vision. It can be representative of your business, decorate your garden or patio, or stand as a much larger urban symbol. But there’s just so much more to be excited about, and I’ve prepared 7 big reasons why you’ll love it!
Fibreglass reflects moulds perfectly
Fibreglass follows the shape and pattern of any mould perfectly, no matter how intricate the design, and no matter the size of the project. This is one of the prime advantages of creating fibreglass sculptures.
The coat we apply to the mould covers every nook and cranny of the mould without air bubbles forming. The final layers of glass matting and resin strengthen the finished piece. The end result is a perfect, full-bodied prop. The fibreglass sculptures then go through sanding, polishing and painting, and they're ready for display.
Fibreglass sculptures are more durable than concrete
In fact, they're better looking too. But fibreglass is first and foremost, more resistant than concrete, which in time chips away, changes colour, and can be easily broken or cracked. Cement is also too thick to fit snuggly into complex patterns, so if you’re looking for a detailed sculpture, fibreglass is your best bet.
Fibreglass sculptures can decorate any type of space
Thanks to its versatility, fibreglass can be used to adorn both private and public spaces. You can use it to create statues for your home, for an elegant office, or, thanks to its durability, for your yard and garden, or for public spaces like parks or squares.
You can order fibreglass sculptures from a manufacturer, and receive a product that follows your specifications to the smallest details. You can even hire an artist or graphic designer to create an original concept for you, then contact a manufacturer and send them the design and specifications. But there are also artists who specialize in fibreglass sculptures, and you can purchase ready-made, original concepts.
It’s the perfect material for a modern artist
If you’re an artist looking to express yourself in new ways and experiment with new materials, fibreglass might be just the thing for you. While the initial investment in the machinery and materials might be a tad hard on your pockets, and there’s a learning curve to mastering the technique of fibreglass moulding, you can end up creating exquisite pieces that you can both exhibit and sell.
Combine your art with starting a business and perhaps you’ll find that perfect life-work balance we’re all looking for.
Fibreglass can be anything you want
One of the things I like best about this substance is not just that it makes great fibreglass sculptures and objects, but that these can come in any shape, size, and colour/s you want. A good manufacturer will be able to render realistic portraits in both colours and proportions, or avant-garde shapes, futuristic angles, caricatures, famous pop icons, and more. Your imagination is the limit!
Fibreglass sculptures can be a perfect gift
Because the possibilities are endless, you can order the creation of special and unique gifts for your friends and loved ones. Perhaps you can surprise your mother and recreate that one statue she loved, but which broke.
Or maybe you’ve got a friend who collects action figures and you want to create a unique rendition of a favourite character for them. Only it will be life-sized and awesome!
It is light and easy to transport
Fibreglass is excellent for creating large sculptures not just because it’s highly resistant, but because it’s light, too. This makes it easier to transport, either by yourself or by a courier or moving service. So whether it’s for a private initiative or a public project, handling is easier and safer.
These are just a few of the reasons why I love fibreglass sculptures and consider them far superior to many other materials. Fibreglass allows you to decorate with unique concepts that look and are high quality, of either your own design or a manufacturer’s or artist’s.
But I also love the fact that you can purchase ready-made sculptures from specialized vendors and pick something that truly reflects your preferences or the requirements of the space you’re decorating.
So, what are you waiting for? You’ve seen what fibreglass can do, it’s time to get a sculpture of your own!