Commissioning a sculpture


It is a special thing to commission a sculpture, and throughout the process we’ll be working together to create a unique piece that is made just for you.

Each and every sculpture commission, by its very nature, is different, but a basic outline follows.

Sketches for a Hare sculpture


Commissioning a Sculpture in stone

After initial discussions,  and site visit if needed, you will receive a proposal for the sculpture, outlining ideas with sketches and drawings, with timescale, plan, and  anticipated delivery and installation details.

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

Once you are happy with the proposed form, a suitable block of stone will be selected, and carving the sculpture will begin.

A deposit at the start of the commission will be payable, with the balance being due on completion.


Commissioning a sculpture

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

drawings for a sculpture commission



Some examples of previous Commissions:

Valley Gardens, Harrogate – Pikorua for New Zealand Garden

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