I normally work from a combination of life and photographs, although where circumstances prevent this, (long distance, posthumous works or as a surprise gift for example) I will work solely from photos.
The usual procedure is to meet for a consultation, photo-session and measurements. The portrait will then be sculpted life size (or smaller if required) and ideally a second sitting will be arranged near the end of the sculpt.
The finished clay portrait will then be available for viewing and any last adjustments can be made at this stage. After approval of the sculpt, it is fired and/or cast in your choice of resin and finish.
The time scale for completion is normally 12 – 16 weeks.
Please email me for more details.
Iron resin cast, lifesize.
Bronze resin Cast, 2/3 lifesize.
Fired Ceramic with gold finish, lifesize.