When I’m commissioned for a work
I meet with all the persons whenever possible. There is
no charge for this initial meeting, except traveling
expense if I have to fly or drive more than 50 miles. If
all parties decide to go ahead with a project, I’ll have
the client sign a Preliminary Design Agreement. This
explains the design fees, copyright and ownership of the
drawings/and or model. The design fee starts at $250.00
for one concept where I’ll do a drawing or model. If the
client wants to see another concept, there will be
another design fee attached. The design fees are not
refundable towards the purchase of the work.
ORDERING THE WORK AND
There is no design fee if a
piece is being ordered from an existing work and there
are no changes in the design or the size. There will be
a design fee if full size patterns are requested by the
client. The amount of the fee will depend on the number
of templates or patterns made. The full size pattern
fees starts at $150.00 and are not refundable towards
purchase of the work.
A Purchase Agreement is
completed and signed by all parties once the design is
approved. At this time a tentative delivery date is
scheduled and a 50% deposit is required to start the
work. The balance is due upon completion prior to
shipping or delivery of the work. A copy of the Change
of Work Order is signed and attached to the Purchase
Agreement. This is done so all parties understand that
any and all changes from the signed Purchase Agreement
must be in writing using this Change of Work Order form.
SHIPPING AND CRATING
A piece will be crated if it needs to be shipped.
Blanket wrapped delivery is available but runs
considerably more than shipping in a crate via common
carrier. Blanket wrapped service will also delay
delivery about three to four weeks. Most crates cost
between $300.00 to $1000.00 depending on the size.
International shipments also have custom fees, broker fees, taxes and other
charges unique to each country which are the responsibility of the customer.
Crating Fees start at $450.00 for international shipments
add on for residential delivery, lift gate delivery and fuel charges-to name
a few. I use mostly FedEx Freight LTL for both national and international
shipments. All work is shipped F.O.B (freight on board) Albuquerque, NM.
An estimate of all shipping, crating and handling fees will be provided
to the client at the time of commissioning the work.
SO IT GOES
I find it's in everyone's best interest to know in
advance how the commission process works. I do
everything in my power to see that you understand what
you are getting, when you will get it and how much it
The above fees and
pricing are subject to change without notice.