So you have an idea of a metal sculpture you’d like to have made. What then? Commissioning a sculpture is an easy process when you know how. 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. This is key to knowing how the finish on the artwork will react to it's environment.
Material options, What kind of metal do you want the sculpture to be welded from: steel, stainless steel, copper, bronze, aluminum.
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, What do you want A sculpture of?: Obviously, if your reading this you have an idea of what you want a sculpture made of. Even though I might not have sculpted a bear or an eagle or a dog doesn’t mean i won’t agree to sculpt one for you. So don’t be afraid to ask. I usually sculpt an image from a picture so if i can see it i can sculpt it.
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. Allot of time i'l ask this question up front to get a ballpark of what size and style can be used. It seems like common sense but I’ve been in situations where the client want’s a large elaborate sculpture but only has a budget for a small desktop piece. By knowing an exceptable price point i can then offer suggestions of what can be made.
Getting Ideas: Maybe you love the energy and feel of Pierre Riche Art sculpture and you simply must have something custom made from Pierre Riche Art. I would suggest think about what you love most in your life. Then think about what would be the perfect way to encapsulate the joy or expression of that idea in a sculptural symbol. Perhaps do an image search on the internet and collect some images that best relate that thought or feeling for you. After you have some images to work from and you’ve considered all of the prior suggestions you can email Pierre Directly and We can discuss your project in detail. I look forward to working with you to make your dreams and inspiration come true.