Commission a Sculpture
The Sculptress JOEL undertakes commissions and makes special statues and sculpture installations for public and private places.
She works in detail and achieves excellent portraits of Animals and People, and beautiful designs for statues.
You can follow the making of a sculpture of a thoroughbred horse, or of a portrait head from Doug the dog’s perspective.
Below we cover aspects of what is involved with a portrait cast into Bronze at the foundry – the alternative is to have work cast using contemporary resin material.
If you follow on from what is involved with making and casting, you find the comments on costs
“What is involved in a portrait sculpture?”
JOEL does undertake retrospectives and overseas work, when the following guideline has to be amended:
Consultation visit, to talk through what you are looking for
Photography, measurements, study, questions, and research
Manufacture of an armature
Build up of clay in studio
Site visits and sittings
More studio work
Photography and blog reports
Original finished and taken to have mould made
Mould to foundry
Foundry Wax poured
Waxes checked and finished
Sprues and runners added
Investment mould built on
Kiln baked and wax lost
Molten Bronze poured
Investment mould removed
Fettling of sprues etc and Chasing of detail
Welding and fixing
Checking and finalizing
Patination of Bronze with chemicals and heat
Adding of base
Collection and delivery
The smiles of recognition and pleasure ...
“How much does it cost?”
This is a question often asked – yet prices vary considerably depending on many factors:-
Size, material of casting, edition size, complexity, location, and other projects JOEL is involved with.
Sometimes a project might cost less than expected because it fits in with another schedule, or JOEL can suggest a particular design achievable for a certain budget.
Budget for costs from £1500 to £18,000 for tabletop pieces and portrait heads of people and dogs, as well as life sized medium dogs. If you would like a miniature then this can be achieved for a bespoke price. Contact JOEL to determine the costs involved in your own sculpture,
the Sculptress JOEL makes consultation visits for your own unique project.
Having a portrait or design made for your own home or other space is a special event, and with the Sculptress JOEL you can follow the project throughout, watching the clay being built, and be involved all along with your own observations and feedback.
JOEL was selected to make the Statue for the Friends of the Settle to Carlisle Line, and achieved a portrait of the Collie dog Ruswarp that has become a popular landmark in Yorkshire.
JOEL has been given many special commissions :-
· Wild animals and bird statues for nature conservation societies
· Horses, dogs and cats breed societies
· Portraits of famous people for an art gallery
· Bronze and cold cast sculptures of people & animals as trophies and awards for many other charities.
JOEL has won many awards, her study of Seahorses entitled "Treasure from Darkness" was a runner up in a National Sculpture Competition, she won the Top Twenty Best New Product at the London Gift Fair, and the prestigious Gift of the Year Award from the International Spring fair.
Examples of JOEL's work have been on exhibition across the UK and overseas. 2013 Exhibitions
" It is a delight and a great privilege to be able to sculpt and be involved in the design and making of works of Art that can bring so much pleasure to people " The Sculptress JOEL