I always welcome commissions so please feel free to ask me any queries you may have.
We can firstly discuss the various stones that are available as well as the rough sizing you are looking for. I can then create some sketches for you to choose from, unless you are happy for me to go away and intuitively free carve you a creation!
I will always keep you updated with how I am getting on and photographs of the sculpture emerging along the way!
I normally ask for a 30% commission upfront to to go towards the materials and the remainder on receipt of the sculpture.
About the various stones I use:
The quarried stones I have been using mainly come from Europe. Portugal has some beautiful limestones which are very dense and beautifully patterned. I enjoy using the later as well as British Portland and Purbeck limestone for larger pieces especially.
Alabaster and Carrara marble polish beautifully. Alabaster has a wonderful translucency but, due to its salt content, can only be kept inside. It is best shown with back lighting and can withstand high temperatures.
I am always keen to source unique stones if you have a distinct colour or finish you desire.
Depending on the availability and freighting of the stone and then the carving and polishing, these can take take anything from a month for small pieces to, what has been so far three months for larger pieces.