Customers often get in touch and say something along the lines of… “I saw this piece on your website and wondered whether it’d be possible to get something similar but with a squirrel? Can we chat over ideas?”
I love working to commission and chatting through ideas with customers for those extra little details that would make the commissioned piece totally bespoke and personal.
Because of customer requests I’ve made ampersands, squirrels, cats, penguins, robins and other amazing things.
Sometimes customers are very direct and come to me with very definite ideas. Others are keen to get something done, but not sure of what’s possible and ask me to offer them some options. Both approaches are just fine.
One recent commission I’ve completed has been for this letter T and a squirrel. The customer simply asked for an uppercase T and a squirrel. As soon as I got the order I could picture the pose of the squirrel in my head and it was just a matter of translating the image in my head on to paper, so that I could cut it out of the metal and make the piece. This is the result!