Commissions By Simon Burns-Cox
Simon Burns-Cox is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver working primarily in Stone and Marble but also in Slate, Granite, Alabaster and other media such as Wood and Metal. Simon is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland which is an International Centre for Sculptors. Letter Carving is a form of Art, and Simon particularly enjoys the discipline of Lettering and has an admiration for Eric Gill’s Stone Letter Carving, the acknowledged Master of that craft.
As a Sculptor and Letter Carver, Simon offers all types of Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture, Lettering and Relief work for Home and Business. This includes Garden Sculptures, Sundials, Headstones and Memorials, Signs for Home and Business and Restoration projects. All work is hand drawn and either machine or hand carved with a hammer and chisel and then highly polished. Modern day sand-blasting maybe faster and more economical but it cannot compete with good spacing and a good V cut which can be especially challenging in its production and visual result.
LETTER CARVING COMMISSION AS A GIFT
Letter Carving in Stone, Marble or Slate is a good way to mark an occasion like a Wedding or Birthday and makes a good gift. If you cannot think of what to give your loved one for their Birthday or for Christmas, why not give them an original present or enrol them on an Introductory Stone Letter Carving Course where they can learn about this ancient craft and gain a new skill.
THE PROCESS OF COMMISSIONING AN INTERIOR SCULPTURE, GARDEN SCULPTURE OR CARVED RELIEF.
Simon is available for commissions in both Sculpture and Letter Carving. He works throughout the U.K. and overseas. The process of commissioning a work is a collaborative process which starts by an initial detailed discussion with the client about what is required including the type of material to be used, the timescale, the installation site, and the costs involved. This can be done face to face, by telephone or email depending on location. Simon can also visit the site to discuss the installation requirements. Simon will then let the client have detailed designs and drawings of how he sees the work emerging. These will be shown to the client for discussion. Once the idea has been agreed, the process will begin and the Sculpture or Design will begin its evolution through the carving process. The client will be kept fully informed of its progress. When the work is finished, it can be sent to the client by courier who will safely pack and ship it. Postage and shipping costs are an additional cost.
THE PROCESS OF COMMISSIONING A HEADSTONE OR MEMORIAL
Simon recognises that this can be a difficult time for the bereaved and that the client may not be feeling up to making decisions. Simon will first meet with the client to discuss the design including the type of material to be used, the timescale which can often be short,the installation site and the cost involved. This can be done face to face, by telephone or email depending on location. He will then present the client with sketches and drawings of the design. After approval from the client, the carving process will begin and the client will be kept fully informed of its progress. When the work is finished, it can be sent to the client by courier who will safely pack and ship. Postage and Shipping costs are at additional cost.
Prices cater for different budgets and range from as little as £150 for a small Sign to £2500 upwards for an Interior or Garden Sculpture, Headstone or Carved Relief depending on what is required. Postage and Shipping costs are extra. If you would like to discuss your requirements, please contact Simon at email@example.com
PAYMENT AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Once the design is approved, an initial deposit is required in advance before the work commences with a written commission agreement. The process of commissioning a work differs from one person to another. There is a fixed cost for a commission including packaging and delivery. Full and final payment is required on the final day of installation.
Simon Burns-Cox is an Associate Member of The Letter Exchange