If the sculpture is not avaiable a new edition can be ordered with a 50% deposit to get the casting process started. The balance is due at completion of casting, prior to shipping.
Payment can be made by wire transfer, check or by phone using a credit card (US, Canada only).
The casting process takes between 5-12 weeks depending on which foundry it is cast. The timeline will be determined upon receiving your inquiry.
The first step in commissioning a bronze sculpture involves a discussion between the artist and the client to discuss the sculpture concept. Often, the client already has a idea of the movement or way of going, they wish to capture in the sculpture, whether it is a horse, human or other beloved pet. Photographs are used to settle on the exact movement, moment in time that will be sculpted by the artist. Reference photos will be taken of the subject from all angles to capture the details more closely. Whenever possible the artist prefers to photograph the horse / subject in person.
The price of the sculpture is determined by the size and complexity of the sculpture, an estimate from the foundry for their moldmaking and bronze casting efforts and after determining whether the sculpture will be an exclusive, edition of 1 or a limited edition sculpture. The artist reserves the right to create a limited edition series from the commissioned sculpture unless the sculpture is specifically purchased as an exclusive edition of 1. For exclusive editions of 1, the artist reserves the right to create an artist proof for exhibition purposes only.
Approval of work:
After the artist and client have collaberated on the movement that is to be captured, the artist creates the sculpture in a plasteline clay to the point where it is nearly ready for the moldmaking process. This takes between 3-9 months, depending on size and complexity and artist's schedule. At this point it is reviewed by the client and any necessary changes are applied. The review process can be done by seeing the clay sculpture in person or by uploading photos of the sculpture to the artist's website or through email.
Once the clay sculpture has final approval, it is taken to the foundry for moldmaking and casting in bronze. The moldmaking and casting process usually takes between 10-16 weeks. During this process the artist participates in chasing the wax, inspecting and chasing the bronze and supervising the patina application. The patina can be anything from a traditional bronze patina to a specific color that reflects the color of the subject.