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Commissioning a Work




Creating a successful sculpture is not only creating a beautiful sculpture that can stand on its own as a work of art, but capturing the personal interests and experiences of the owner. The final sculpture should produce an emotional response from the purchaser.

Process circumstances may vary, however the following steps are typical:

First meeting: We will discuss subject, design, size, patina, and base possibilities. Approx. 1-2 hrs.

Second meeting: I will return with sketches and/or photos of possibilities for the sculpture. Approx. 1 hrs
Third meeting: A Marquette is produced and discussed and if necessary, more meetings will be scheduled. Approx. 1-3 hrs.

Upon completion of the sculpting process, a final approval will be obtained before casting or final carving.


Terms and Pricing Guidelines


  Multiple castings: Artist reserves the right to create an edition of no more than 20 + 1 artistís proof. Customer may purchase additional pieces at a reduced rate (50% original price). Customer receives #1 of the edition.

Finish Options: A variety of patina options are available. Samples will be shown at consultation. Base options include rotating or stationary in stone (marble, granite, etc.), wood: (walnut, oak etc.), or bronze in a variety of shapes and colors.

Pricing: 50% down, balance due upon delivery. Pricing based on complexity, artist usually requires 2-3 months for completion of clay sculpture. Delivery time is another 3 months (depending on foundry schedule). Finish and base included. Travel expenses extra. Once the piece has been approved to be cast, refunds will not be given.


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