Cole, the artist who designed, created and made the @rtizani’s sculpture works has passed away.
Please contact Graeme on 027 227 3496 if you have any queries regarding his sculptures.
We kindly request your patience with responses as the family deals with this tragic loss.
For those of you who know Cole and have some of his works, we take some comfort in knowing his legacy of creativity and humanity lives on in his sculptures and we hope they continue to bring you pleasure for a very long time.
Quick video of items that were on the Studio floor 19th June 2021
Laura Fergusson Art and Sculpture Exhibition - Arts Centre
Mt Pleasant Art Exhibition - Mt Pleasant Community Centre
Open Day and Sculpture Exhibition at @rtizani Studio January 2022
Graeme - Ph/Txt 027 227 3496
Please note that the whole Mill complex has Waimakariri District Council notices on it stating that it is Earthquake-Prone and meets less than 20% of the New Building Standard for seismic strength.
Info is so you are aware of the risks and can make an informed choice as to whether you wish to visit.
If you have purchased an @rtizani creation - Thank you . . .
If it does not look or perform as you imagined - please contact us
It was important to Cole that the items created are durable and provide many years of enjoyment - Thank You
If a Stainless Steel item, it is best not to touch with bare hands – glove up or have something clean and non-scratchy between item and your hands.
Installation – A firm flat level surface is recommended and vital for larger items –
Place a flat paver down first if it is a larger item or if ground unstable. (wider than the wire ring – no need for paver if being placed on deck/concrete) If the concrete base has nothing attached, place it first then put the wire ring over it – otherwise ring down first.
Attach all parts and get item oriented correctly – when happy – start filling the wire ring with stones by Sprinkling them all the way around the base to keep the wire ring even and a circle.
DO NOT just pour them in – once you have established an even circle you can evenly pour the stones in if you wish
If a Stainless Steel item - clean off any finger prints with Turps on a tissue or paper towel (nothing scratchy) if the turps doesn’t remove marks try window cleaner on a tissue.
Dismantling – If item has spheres/balls on top – these can generally be lifted off for transportation. (Except for the koru/heart shaped items where they are fixed on) Wiggle base wire ring upwards to release stones – these can then be gathered up into buckets and you will then be able to see how the item or parts are attached to the concrete base - fixed in, bolted or sitting in holes.