Commissions

Commissions By Simon Burns-Cox

“It has been such a joy to have Simon with us. His beautiful work has given our garden a whole new dimension.” Juliette of South Queensferry.

Simon Burns-Cox is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver working mainly in Stone and Marble but also in other media. Simon is based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland which is an International Centre for Sculptors. He works through the UK and overseas. 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 creates Interior and Exterior Garden Sculptures, and offers all types of Stone Carving, Bas Relief work and Lettering for Home and Business which includes Hand Carved Bespoke Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones and Signs for Home and Business and Restoration projects. The use of both hand tools and modern machinery and technologies are used. 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.

Simon Burns-Cox is an Associate Member of The Letter Exchange and a Licentiate Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen, London

LETTER CARVING COMMISSION AS A GIFT

Letter Carving in Stone, Marble or Slate is a good way to mark an occasion such as 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 a Sculpture, Stone Carving or Stone Letter Carving Course where they can learn about this ancient craft and gain a new skill. Gift vouchers are available and valid for 12 months.

THE PROCESS OF COMMISSIONING AN INTERIOR SCULPTURE, EXTERIOR GARDEN SCULPTURE OR CARVED RELIEF.

Simon Burns-Cox is available for commissions for Interior and Exterior Garden Sculptures, Hand Carved Bespoke Gravestones, Memorials and Headstones and all types of Stone Carving, Bas Reliefs and Letter Carving for Home and Business.  Simon 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 depending on location or by telephone or email. 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. Payment is required in advance before any work commences with a written commission agreement and a certificate of authenticity is available. If a sculpture is to be install, particular care is taken to securely fix it into position, and Simon will discuss with the client how to care and maintain it.

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 either face to face deepening on location or by telephone or email. This will include a discussion about the type of material to be used, the timescale which can often be short, the installation site and the costs involved.  Simon 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 it. Postage and Shipping costs are at an additional cost. Simon works throughout the UK and overseas. Payment in advance is required before any work commences with a written commission agreement and a certificate of authenticity is available.

PRICES

Prices cater for different budgets and range from as little as £150 for a small Sign to £2500 upwards for an Interior or Exterior Garden Sculpture, Hand Carved Bespoke Gravestone, Memorial or Headstone or Carved Relief or Lettering depending on what is required. Postage and Shipping costs are at an additional cost. If you would like to discuss your requirements, please contact Simon Burns-Cox at info@simonburnscox.co.uk or visit his website at www.simonburnscox.co.uk

PAYMENT AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Once the design is approved, payment 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 and packaging and delivery are at an additional cost. A certificate of authenticity is available.

Simon Burns-Cox is an Associate Member of The Letter Exchange and a Licentiate Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen, London

Public and Private Commissions

Contact Simon Burns-Cox for more information. Courses in Sculpture, Stone Carving and Letter Carving available.