New Commissions

The exciting process of moving from paper plans to granite, bronze, glass and stone can begin as soon as you commit to a memorial. Contact us today to reserve yours.

Reservation

Prices will be added once all factors of design, creation, shipping, and installment have been considered. You can temporarily reserve an item while you wait for us to work things out. No obligation, but it prevents something you love from being taken.

Payment

Once a price is agreed you have the option of paying for the whole piece upfront or paying by installments:

For statues payment is by thirds:

  • We require 1/3 of the cost to begin a project.
  • 1/3 is due at the completion of the full scale clay model.
  • 1/3 due upon the completion of the finished bronze sculpture.

For Stained Glass payment is in two stages:

  • We require 50% of the cost to begin a project.
  • The remaining 50% upon completion of the stained glass.

Completion Dates

Completion dates are dependent on the timescales of our skilled craftsmen, foundry and studios.   They may already have jobs to complete, so we will schedule yours in as soon as we can.

Please be aware that the design and creation all involve precision and time and can take months and varies from artist to artist and piece to piece. As a rough guideline, it takes about 60 to 90 days to design and sculpt a piece, and another 60 days to cast the project in bronze. Delivery times to the Memorial site depend on the location of the foundry or studio.

We will keep you updated of when your job is started, completed, shipped and installed.

What is included in the price?

Short Answer: Quality, Inspiration and a Legacy

Long Answer:

  • Sponsors name beneath the art piece.
  • Option to dedicate to family or ancestor with their name and dates displayed.
  • Sponsor recognition in our visitor centre.
  • Sponsor recognition on our web page.
  • Thank You Pack sent to your home.
  • Artistic design and modelling. Every statue or stained glass is a work of art. We have sourced some of the best artists to animate and inspire.
  • Quality Materials. No cutting corners. Tailor made products to our high standards.
  • Permanent Memorial.   Some memorial gardens place an expiry date on their plaques which, if not renewed, results in the plaque’s removal leaving unsightly gaps and a sad lapse of concern for that individual. Our philosophy is that the memorial is there to stay. No expiry date.
  • Maintenance Fund. We are building this memorial to last. Our building philosophy matches that of the great Victorian art critic John Ruskin who said:

” Therefore, when we build, let us think that we build for ever.
Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone;
let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for,
and let us think, as we lay stone on stone,
that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred
because our hands have touched them,
and that men will say as they look upon the labour
and wrought substance of them,
‘See! this our fathers did for us.”

John RuskinThe Seven Lamps of Architecture

Many memorials/cemeteries become cluttered, jaded and tired looking because its creators do not look far enough down the road. Our prices have built in this maintenance fund to ensure the site remains fresh and carefully preserved.

 

On the Isles of The Sea

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