Terry Stringer, metal in art

Metal in art | Metalier Liquid Metals

Metal in art brings to mind great sculptures

Like the wonderful works of Terry Stringer, featured on this page, metal in art can mean sculptures and heavy cast metal in bronze.  We at Metalier are devoted fans of Terry and his work and have a little collection of our own. And we love visiting Terry’s sculpture garden, Zealandia.

Metal in art can also mean using Metalier Liquid Metal

Metalier liquid metal has also been used artistically in a variety of ways.  It was used as a feature of the Shadows of Shoah Exhibition.  Shadows of Shoah is a touring exhibition bringing to life the horrors of the Holocaust.  Metalier’s textured iron was used to create a menacing background to the pictures of the survivors.

Metal in art can be playful too

Metalier is very proud to sponsor young artist, Alex Bartleet. If you go to Alex’s website  the home page features a work he created in Metalier brass.   Alex uses thousands of objects in his artworks that document the environment he currently lives in.  Some of the objects he uses are more recognizable than others. He assembles the objects as randomly as possible and preserves them in resins, metals and paint.

Alex had a solo exhibition in 20112 based entirely round his works being coated in Metalier metals.  Metalier provided the coatings and applied them using our spray method onto the works.  Alex, to our relief, was more than happy to sand and finish the works – a process which, in this case, because of the intricate, delicate and immense number of surfaces was very time-consuming.  It was also a major part of creating the art in any case.

As part of the sponsorship, Alex donated to Metalier one of the works featured in the exhibition.  It is in aluminium and we love it.

Now all we have to do is to think of a way to sponsor Terry too!!

We are here to hear about your ideas for using Metalier to bring art and beauty into your décor.  Give us a call or send us an email.


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water-based liquid metal, metal textures

Metal textures | Metalier Liquid Metal

Metal textures are featured in the entrance ways to Auckland Council’s Administration Building

Metalier’s commission to re-clad the posts and lintels of Auckland Council’s Administration Building was a showcase for our metal textures.

Three metals and four metal textures were used in the composition

The metals are copper in the texture we call “Muse”.  Bronze features in two metal textures, one called “Imagine” and the other “Papyrus”.  Papyrus is created using sheets of paper – hence its name.  There is also a bronze raw finish which is an off- the- gun smooth finish with an interesting fleck through it.

The lintels are in our gunmetal grey bronze which we call Ravine.  This is in a very light texture and was rolled on site.

Metal textures are mostly created using our HP solvent binder

The lintels provided a challenge.  They couldn’t be taken out of the building but the architects Creative Spaces wanted to have a textured look.  It couldn’t be completed using the solvent binder, however, because there were people working in the building while the work was going on.  We solved the problem, however, and created a very light rolled finish which we could roll on site.  The posts were totally re-clad and the work done in our workshop.

Metal textures offer creative and design opportunities

Creative Spaces are to be congratulated on the design for the entryway and for integrating the choice of metals with the Maori lintel.  In its previous life the building had housed a bank.  The posts and lintels were a very yellow brass (not Metalier) which was so associated with the bank’s branding that it couldn’t remain.  The design solution by Creative Spaces acknowledges the partnership with Maori which is an essential part of all things in Aotearoa|New Zealand.

To inspire your muse check out the metals on our website and contact us for more information and to get your Metalier metal textures.


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Metal Veneer | Bronze

Metal Veneer | Bronze | Metalier Liquid Metal

Bronze is the new black

This authoritative statement was made to me this morning by one who would know.  Metalier Metal Veneer | Bronze is ready with a variety of metals, textures, waxes and patinas.  And it is ready to deliver a finish like the beautiful bronze bench designed by Marie Khouri pictured at a fraction of the cost of foundry or cast bronze.

The range of Metal Veneer | Bronze includes:


Smoky Bronze – is made to our recipe and unavailable from anyone other than Metalier.  This is a darker deeper moody and seductive bronze.

Gunmetal Grey Bronze  is actually a grey colour but has a bronze base.  This means that, although the metal is grey, it has the warmth of bronze.  It is the only bronze in the Metal veneer | bronze range that will not take a patina.  This is particularly useful in a wet area such as a kitchen or bathroom when a grey look is required but iron is too risky!  Again, Ravine is our own recipe and the metal available only from Metalier.

Special treatments to Metal Veneer | Bronze

Apart from Ravine, the bronzes can be treated with Metalier patinas to give a verdigris look, an aged look or a pearlescent effect.  They can also be darkened with black wax and textured in a number of interesting ways.  Check out the website to see the various patterns we and our distributors have devised including brique, jigsaw and transition.

Bronze veneer is frequently a better choice than solid bronze

There are many occasions when a veneer can be a better choice than cast or sheet bronze.  An example is the pool fencing shown on our site – the stainless steel substrate was much stronger than solid bronze would have been.  It is lighter too and it’s cost-effective.

Contact us to see how Metalier metal veneer can assist the execution of your great design.


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