Frequently Asked Questions
Your frogs are so bright. Are those real frog colors?
Frogs are a colorful bunch! As in the rest of nature, often the poison species have the most dramatic coloration. (See some examples on Wikipedia, here.) So yes, in 99% of cases, the colors of Barry’s bronze frogs are those of real frogs.
What process is used to create your bronze sculptures?
Barry Stein’s bronze sculptures are created using the lost wax casting method. (Read about it here on Wikipedia, or watch an explanatory video from a bronze foundry here.) Unlike most bronze sculptors, though, Barry begins by creating his figures in wood rather than wax or clay, because wood yields finer detail.
Do you create sculptures on commission?
Yes, all the time! Contact Barry to discuss the project you have in mind.
How are your sculptures shipped? How are they protected in transit?
Barry’s frogs and other small sculptures are wrapped in foam and biodegradable packing peanuts, and shipped UPS. Large sculptures are protected in crates built specifically to protect each sculpture. The crates are created from 2″x 2″ or 2″ x 4″ lumber and plywood, which is cushioned and wrapped with foam, so the crate and its contents are secure even if turned over. Shipment is made via UPS. And of course, all sculptures are sent insured.
What is the charge for shipping?
All sculptures ship free! There is no additional cost, even for large sculptures with complex packing requirements.
Do you have a guarantee?
Barry wants you to be not just satisfied but completely delighted. Should you be dissatisfied with any purchase, you may return it within 30 days for credit toward any other of Barry’s works. Barry also assumes complete responsibility for any damage that may occur in transit. If a sculpture arrives damaged, simply contact Barry and he will take care of the necessary repair or replacement.
Still have a question?
Contact Barry Stein toll-free at (800) 695-4388 or phone/FAX (541) 988-0590, or e-mail him at: email@example.com.