Start here- So you have an idea of a metal sculpture you’d like to have made. What then? Commissioning a sculpture can be an easy process.. There are some basic things you need to know before you start. Here are some ideas to steer you in the right direction.
Indoor or outdoor sculpture- Choose the location for your sculpture in advance. This is key to knowing how t0 finish the artwork to insure protection from the elements.
Material choices- What kind of metal do you want the sculpture to be welded from? What look, feel or material vibe do you want to be around? steel, stainless steel, copper, bronze and aluminum are metals that We have used for sculpture.
Surface patina/ paint- What color or painted look do you want?: You can get ideas of surface patina/paint from looking at the sculptures in the gallery section on this site. Refer to specific sculptures that you like the look or color of.
Subject matter- Ok, you know what you want a sculpture of. Gather a few printed images that best illustrate what you want sculpted.
Size- This is the best place to start thinking about your commissioned artwork. If it’s a figure sculpture think in terms of 18 inches tall, 3 Ft. tall, life-sized figure etc. If its a bust or face or wall hanging you want to measure the area where you think you might want to display the artwork and convey those measurements when ready.
Budget- Be very clear with yourself what your willing to spend on your commissioned sculpture. Your budget will determine the size, materials and complexity of the artwork.