I love working with clients to create a unique piece of art, whether its jewellery or a larger piece of silverware, taking it from an initial idea through to a finished form having worked closely to ensure it is exactly what the client wanted. There is something extra special about a piece which is created purposely for the recipient, taking on board their likes and needs. The commissioning process is more affordable than you may think, the process is simple, pain free and perfect for those who are looking for a unique gift for a loved one.
The first step is to contact me with your idea. At this stage it doesn't have to be anything more than "I am looking to buy a piece of jewellery/silverware as an anniversary gift for my partner". If you have more of an idea in your mind that's great, but don't worry if not as during our initial chat I will ask you questions about the recipient so I start to build up a picture of their style and likes, and you gain a clearer understanding of how the item should develop.
The next step is for me to come up with a design, which I present to you and together we tweak until you are 100% happy with it. Only then, and this process can take as long as necessary to ensure you are satisfied, will I start making.
Timescales and prices are discussed during the initial consultation and a 50% deposit is required at design stage, with the remainder to be paid by an agreed date. I continue to work closely with the client, keeping them updated of the process and taking photos of the work as it evolves.
The finished piece comes giftboxed and hallmarked, with the offer of a yearly 'spruce up' service of a thorough clean and polish.
Please feel free to contact me with ideas for a no obligation chat about any commissions you may be considering.
"I came for the top quality and innovative silversmithing and stayed for the customer service" Richard, commissioner of the Havana Cathedral Ring.
"I didn't have a design idea when I came to Suzanne but I knew I wanted a distinct golf ball marker and that I liked her Brogue pieces. I gave her the requirements of size and that it had to be different each side and I'm blown away with the finished piece and I'm not surprised the Assay Office shortlisted it in their competition" Malcolm, golf ball commissioner.