If you are interested in a bespoke piece of glass I am happy to have an informal chat so that you can get an idea of what it might entail. Please feel free to call or email me (see my contacts page for details).
If you have not commissioned work before, here are a few pointers about the process.
1. Initial ideas
You may already have some ideas in mind for a commissioned piece. Although most artists like to have a degree of creative flexibility, I prefer to work with my clients to come up with some initial ideas, timescales and costs. At this point it is also important to establish if there are any limiting parameters – for example you might have certain colour preferences or size restrictions etc. I prefer to have a face to face meeting but it is always possible to do this by phone.
2. Working up ideas
After the initial discussion I will work up some design options based on our conversation; design, colour, size, timescale as well as an estimated cost will all be taken into account.
3. Refining and deciding
I would suggest a phone call or meeting to discuss your commission in more detail. If you are happy to proceed I will confirm the agreed brief in writing. A 50% deposit of the final fee would be paid before work commences; this is to cover initial design time and materials.
4. Keeping you updated
Depending on the scale of the project I like to keep my clients updated on progress.
5. Finished work
I will contact you once the work is complete and to arrange delivery. I will also provide any special care instructions. Final payment is settled.