The great advantages of the one-off model are that you, the client, get to
choose the subject and, should you wish, the pose. The models
are hand-made from scratch. There are no moulds, no duplication.
I work in a New Zealand-made polymer clay that fires to an
impressively tough yet slightly flexible end product, rather
like hard plastic.
I have an extensive library that, together with the Internet, enables
me to make accurate models of most well known animals, living and
extinct. However, I am always happy to add to my knowledge, while
I may need help if you want a less well-known animal made. Clients
with specialist knowledge are encouraged to provide background material
to ensure the resulting figurine meets their standards. For the
same reason, they are welcome to check the scale drawings and make
changes, before construction begins.
Figurines can be made in any size up to 28cm (11 inches) height
and 40cm (16 inches) length. Prices will vary depending upon the
size and the complexity of the figure, but will generally be in
the order of $NZ300.00 to $NZ1000.00 excluding GST (not paid if
you are an overseas customer), packaging and postage. I will tell
you the exact price before model-making commences. The price includes
a set of photos showing the construction of your model.
Whether you want a sculpture for your office or home, or are after
a very unusual gift, please feel free to contact me to discuss your
requirements. Allow up to a month for making the model, and remember
to allow extra time for delivery if you are ordering from outside
Examples of my work and representative prices.
The models shown are not for sale.