Situated in the rural countryside of Northamptonshire, Helen makes portrait heads and busts of adults and children. A bronze sculpture of a loved one will make an exceptionally special gift for a birthday, anniversary or wedding. The casting process for bronze takes time, so book ahead to avoid disappointment. As detailed below, from start to finish you will need 16-18 weeks in total.
Portraits normally take between 3-5 weeks to sculpt, depending on the subject.
It usually takes up to 13 weeks for the casting process to be completed, although this may increase during busy periods leading up to Christmas or exhibitions.
During this session measurements and photographs are taken.
Normally 1-3 sittings are scheduled to work on the clay alongside the sitter. However this can be omitted if necessary.
There are a variety of patinas that a foundry can colour your bronze in. This will be discussed nearer the time of completion.
Most portraits are mounted on a marble or stone base, unless the nature of the sculpture allows it to stand alone.
For any enquiry, please contact me on the number below or by sending an email from the Contact page.
These options can be discussed on order and will depend on the weight of the sculpture and region.
The price of a commissioned bronze portrait ranges from £4500 - £6500 depending on whether the sculpture is a half, three quarters or life size portrait of a child or an adult. Also whether it includes the head and neck or extends to the shoulders or chest. The price would include a base and the portrait would be firmly mounted on this. Insurance and delivery costs are not included.