Getting started with a Commission
There are a number of things you should think about before contacting any artist or craftsperson about commissioning a piece of work. Doing so will help you to clarify your needs, which may ultimately speed up the commission process and therefore reduce the cost. Having a clear overall picture of your expectations will also help the maker to understand if they can meet your requirements.
If you are thinking of commissioning a piece from McRae then please consider the questions below and then complete the form below, not forgetting to attach any pictures that could be relevant to your requirements/situation.
Questions to consider
- Do you know what you want?
- Have you seen anything similar to what you want?
- Do you want it made to a certain size? If so, do you have those measurements?
- Do you have any pictures either of where you want a commissioned piece to go, or any pictures of what you would like it to look like?
- Do you have a budget? Have you seen anything that gives you an idea of cost or what you want to spend?
- Do you have a timeframe for which you wish it to be completed by?
- Will you want a rust-free finish e.g. Galvanised?
- Will you make a journey to the McRae workshop to further discuss your requirements/design if needed, including picking up when completed or will you want it delivered and installed and all other communications kept to email/phone? Obviously the more you can do yourself the cheaper and possibly quicker the commission process will be.