Commissioning a sculpture


It is a special thing to commission a sculpture.  I will do all I can to make the very best carving, and throughout we’ll be working together to create a unique piece that is right for you.    It’s exciting.  Each and every sculpture commission is different, but a basic outline of my process follows.

After initial discussions,  and site visit if needed, I will submit a proposal for the sculpture, outlining ideas with sketches and drawings,  provide a timescale, plan, and confirm delivery and installation details.

Subsequently, if appropriate, a small clay maquette (scale model)  incorporating ideas, will be produced.

When the drawings and maquette, are agreed upon, a suitable block of stone will be obtained for carving, and carving the sculpture will begin.

At this stage a deposit will be payable, the balance being due upon completion of the commission.

Sketches for a Hare sculpture

If you would like to discuss your ideas for commissioning a sculpture, please telephone 01751 417398 or email.

Commissioning a sculpture

drawings for a sculpture commission



Some examples of previous Commissions:

Birdbath – A Grand Sculptural Leaf Birdbath

Curled Otter – Otter carved in Kilkenny Limestone

Howsham Mill – vertical wall Sundial

Otter – Hillsborough Castle and Gardens life-size otter sculpture

Polkadot – walking with tail up Cat sculpture

Owl of Minerva – Little Owl carved in Ancaster Weatherbed Limestone

Philly – Sitting Dog Sculpture

Arup Architects – Memorial stones along the River Aire, Leeds

Three Westies –  West Highland White Terriers Sculpture

Masham Swifts – Swift sculptures

Basset Hounds – A pair of Basset Hounds

Wren Block – Wren – relief carving

Way-marker – Lastingham Stone

Dales Countryside Museum – Aurochs sculpture