The Commission Process


Commissioning an artist to create a special piece for you and/or a loved one can be a very rewarding experience. Your input is incorporated into the item and combined with the style of the artist to create a one-of-a-kind, just-for-you piece.

The commission process is a more intimate experience and can take longer than simply ordering an item from a store, but it is very rewarding when the piece is exactly what you desired and has the special touches that make it yours.  When working with me, we begin with a conversation.  Either on the phone or via email, or sometmes in person, if you are local.  We will talk about your needs and what ideas you have in mind.  I'll ask you some questions while gathering my thoughts and jotting down notes.  The next step is for me to take some time and formulate more detailed ideas, draw sketches and figure a quote.  Once you are satisfied with the design and price, a 50% deposit is required to place your order into my schedule and begin the creating process.  Once we are at this step, it takes another 6-8 weeks to complete your project.  If you have a deadline which is crucial - please let me know when you contact me so I can check my schedule and keep it in mind as we move through the process. 

Please feel free to browse my commission galleries, under the Commissions menu tab above, and contact me with any questions you have.