Much of my work is commission based, although every project is different the process typically follows several distinct stages
Informal discussion of project ideas, concept and budget which can be in person, via email or over the phone. Initial consultations are free of charge and without obligation. On agreement to proceed a small fee will be agreed to further develop the project.
Research and development including considerations of site, materials and themes. Initial ideas are developed and refined into a practical concept including drawings and models as necessary. Agreement of a budget and timescale for the project.
Detailed design, fabrication, finishing and installation. Typically contracts are based on staged payments with the opportunity to approve the work at each stage and final payment made after installation.