At every stage of the modelling the commissioner will be involved and view it’s progressive stages. This ensures that the work is developing according to all our requirements. At our first meeting I will show you my folio and ask what type of finish you prefer, as this can greatly affect the outcome. Only when we are both fully satisfied with the clay does the next casting stage proceed. In over 35 years of being commissioned, I have only ever had one work rejected. This was early on in my younger days and on that occasion I didn’t invite the sitter’s wife to become involved in the decision making processes! However, I am glad of that instance as I tightened my belt and learned a lot from that mistake!
Traditionally bronzes are produced in editions. An edition is often anything from between 3 - 15 bronzes. Each are numbered with 2 figures. The total number in the edition is underneath and the edition number on top. The original commissioned bronze is number 1 in the edition. Each bronze is also dated and signed. Further edition numbers are not cast but available for purchase. I produce editions of 9.
A bronze commission is always bespoke. If you would like to meet, with no obligation, it would be a pleasure to see if I can help you fulfill your dreams. I can suggest designs, materials, scale and complexity and explain more of what is involved, so you can fully understand the process, what is possible and what to expect. This gives you a good basis from which to make a decision.
Prices vary according to scale, complexity of form and detailing. I always like to include the total sum payable in a clearly worded and straight forward written contract between the client and myself. The contract establishes a clear outline of each stage of the work and ensures a smooth process.
Travelling expenses: Travelling and accommodation expenses are additional to the price of the bronze and are always kept to the minimum. This is included in my standard contract.
Standard: All prices include a wooden base as standard. This can be upgraded to a marble or bronze base.
No hidden extras: The total sum payable is always written into a straight forward contract, made between us before commencement of any work. This ensures there are no extra hidden charges and no unexpected terms.