How long does it take you to do a carving?
Based on past commissions, it can be anywhere from one month to 2 years depending on the size of the piece.
Do you use local stone?
If I know the providence of the stone, but I take care to ensure the stone has not come from a blasted source and is asbestos free. For these reasons, most of my rock comes from a local professional supplier who guarantees these specifications. This personal connection gives me access to a wide variety of unique stone from around the world.
How do I get started?
Just give me a call and we can chat. T 250-656-3617
I look forward to hearing from you.
23 McKenzie Crescent
Sidney (Piers Island), BC
Also at www.craigarthurbenson.com
How will I know what my piece will look like?
We work to create agreement on concept and size for your sculpture. From there I provide you with conceptual sketches drawn to scale and search out a stone to meet those requirements. Often I will sketch on the stone after doing some rough out carving so you will see the piece coming to life.
I can provide photos along the way so you can see the progress, or you can leave it for a surprise when it's completed. The choice is yours.
What options do you offer for payment?
I'm happy to offer creative financing options:
-VISA & MasterCard
-Deposit for commencement and balance on completion
This is a wonderful way to balance the cost of purchasing an original, personal piece of art and allows the artist to have a monthly paycheck for a while. :)