I think of the commissions as my surrogate children as they are, very much, a joint venture between the client and myself. I want the client to have some general idea of the style of carving they prefer and even some purpose and location for it. In the case of the two carved beams – the Tulip panel and the carved beam in a modern home – both had a practical reason for their existence and this was an excellent starting point.
I undertake many letter carving commissions and here are some examples of the differing styles where I have used raised letters – Mortimers’s Restaurant sign and the Hospice panel – or incised letters – the Way markers of Guildford Borough Council and the temporary Cross in a local Churchyard.
As each lettering commission is so different it is difficult to give a hard and fast rule as to the cost but where incised letter carving is concerned I charge £13 per letter. If you are interested in discussing any work with me, please, get in touch through the contact form.
Work to be collected from my Suffolk studio or can be posted (p&p charges apply).