FAQs and References


How do I order a commission?

For many individuals, commissioning a work of art is a new experience.  I approach it as a collaborative process between artist and client. Commissioned work includes a non-refundable design fee of $75-$150 per project.  Upon design approval, a 50% deposit is required to initiate the work.

What if I want to order something for someone but I don't know what they would like or need?

I recommend purchasing a gift certificate so that the recipient can offer input and availability for vestments, banners, and wall sanctuaries.

If I see something I like but wish to make changes, is that possible?

Designs can be altered for an additional fee, depending on the complexity of the design.

Do you make the pieces yourself?

I am the sole artist involved and I produce each piece by hand, one at a time from start to finish.

How long does it take for you to complete an order?

Stoles usually take 6-8 weeks once an order has been placed. The time allowed for completing larger commissions varies, depending on the number of pieces ordered and the complexity of the design.

Can I return an order?

All items are non-returnable.

Would you be willing to visit a church in the process of commissioning a piece?

I do make site visits for a fee of $100 per hour plus travel expenses.

What happens once I order a commission?

Once you contact me, I will be in touch with you to ask follow-up questions about the details of your inquiry. I sometimes use a questionnaire for co-created commissions for individuals and faith communities.

What occasions are appropriate for ordering a commission from you?

My work is appropriate for a variety of celebrations including Liturgical Seasons, Feast Days and Holy Days, Sacraments (Baptism, Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Ordination), Anniversaries, Dedications, Memorials, Retreats, and Other Special Occasions.

What is the best way to suggest offering your services as a gift for an individual or a church?

Sometimes people refer others to my website and then ask me to send more detailed information about the process.


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