What do you call your Artwork? Floral Inspired Fossils.
Where do you source your flowers? Many of my flowers are soured from my local flower shop, flower farm, trail walks, and neighborhood. I'm constantly on the lookout for that special flower. Other times, I have knocked on a persons door when I notice they have a beautiful garden. Most garden enthusiast are very eager to tell me all about their garden and share some of their plants with me so that I can preserve them. In the future I hope to travel the world preserving all kinds of plants.
What is your process? I start by rolling the clay by hand until it is smooth and even. I find this part very therapeutic. During this phase I'm able to listen to myself and clearly hear my thoughts. For those of us who live in the city, listening to your inner voice can be a very hard task to manage. By the time I've finish prepping the clay, my mind is clear and I'm able to create a design with the flowers that reflect their way of being. Once I've finished arranging the flowers on the clay I press them into it creating deep impressions. Each flower then has to be removed sometimes with tweezers before pouring my plaster/cement mix. After that, I wait... Once they have set, I slowly peal back the clay to reveal the beautiful details left behind.
What would you call this medium of art? I start with hand-rolled clay and press real flowers into it before pouring the plaster/cement. The finished result is a plaster and cement Ron Nicole Floral Inspired Fossil.
How much is shipping? US orders receive free shipping. Shipping cost for International order must be calculated and invoiced. You will receive invoice within 1 business day. As international shipping can be very expensive, I may require you to pay for it. FYI: I am not responsible for any custom fees, delays, or issues. As we all know International shipping can be a little tricky, so please be mindful of your country’s custom laws before purchasing my art. I am a one person business, so I’m unable to chase down packages in a different country as I usually don’t speak the language or know their contacts. This responsibility is on the purchaser. Thank you for understanding.
Where do you ship? . Ron Nicole ships world wide.
When will my order ship? All ready made items are processed to ship on Tuesdays and Thursday and shipped out within 24 hours. Most made to order items take 2-4 weeks depending on the complexity of the art.
Rush Shipping? If you would like to arrange to have your Ron Nicole earlier please email me at email@example.com, subject: “Rush” and I will do my best to fulfill your request. Custom Made orders usually take up to 4 weeks before they are shipped. If it's a ready made item I will gladly rush shipment. You will receive an invoice for the additional shipping.
Collaborations? I love love love collaborations and I'm always looking to work with other artists. Email me at Hello@RonNicole.com
How do refunds, exchanges, and returns work? While I hope you love your new Ron Nicole piece, I am happy to chat about any issues concerning your satisfaction. I stand behind what I do, and want you to love it too. That being said, if you are at all unhappy with your purchase, please get in touch with me via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do so within 24 hours of receiving your shipment, so that we can discuss a resolution together; whether it is issuing a credit note or exchange. I only offer refunds in exceptional circumstances. (To be eligible for any of the above, all items must be returned in new condition.)
My piece was received damaged! Please contact me immediately at email@example.com.
Can I carry Ron Nicole Floral Fossils in my store? As I would love to have my work seen all over the world, my art is all handmade by me. My lengthy process doesn’t afford me the ability to offer wholesale prices or discounts. I’m only able to make exceptions for very special circumstances. If you would still like me to make an exclusive collection for you to sell in your store, please feel to contact me at Hello@RonNicole.com.
Do you offer discount rates when making large orders? My work is priced fairly. I support my local community by purchasing all my supplies through them. I do not purchase at a discount, so I am unable to sell at a discount. Thank you for your understanding and support of my community.
Custom Pieces? My floral reliefs are very time consuming and labor intensive. I am only able to scale my prices by creating full collection. Please keep in mind that creating custom will be much more expensive as I only work on one project at a time. Commissions start at $2500 to book a week of my time. My only exceptions is when I come across a project that I can’t resist. If you have a project in mind feel free to contact me at Hello@RonNicole.com.