Ice Sculpture FAQs
How much does it cost to get an ice sculpture?
Ice sculpture costs vary depending on the size of the sculpture, the details in the design and delivery mileage. We’re happy to offer a price estimate once we have an understanding of what you need from us.
How long do ice sculptures take to melt?
An Ice sculpture always lasts a full event. The fine detail disappears within the first 4 hours. The shape and form of the sculpture lasts much longer. After 12 hours there will still be approximately 70% of the ice left. The time that this takes to happen will depend on a number of variables: the larger the ice sculpture, the longer it will take to melt. A sculpture will also take longer to melt if kept in a cool room or, better still, outside on a cold day. The melting of an ice sculpture is all part of the performance. It changes throughout the day, becoming something different yet still beautiful in a abstract way.
How do you make ice sculptures?
All our ice sculptures are hand carved using chainsaws, chisels and other assorted sharp and scratchy tools. Once carved, the ice sculpture can be stored for months on end in a walk-in freezer, before it is delivered and installed at your event. Everything is made specifically to order, we don’t keep ice sculptures as stock on the shelf.
How much notice is required when ordering an ice sculpture?
Glacial Art require as much notice as possible. We often become fully booked so the sooner you book us in the better. That’s isn’t to say we won’t take on any last minute work – if we are able to fit it into our current workload, we will. The team is often working on multiple projects at a time, so it’s important that we have as much notice as possible in order to complete your sculpture to the best of our abilities.
How big are your ice sculptures?
Our ice sculpture are as big they need to be! The largest ice sculpture that we’ve completed was for the World Ice carving Championships in Alaska. The sculpture was 6m tall, weighed 20 tonnes and took us 1 week to create. We’re often asked to produce large ice sculptures for film and television promotions, like our work for 20th Century Fox and HBO.