1. The Sketch:
Our design team will create an initial sketched rendition of your project based off the photos and information you provide, or completely from scratch.
2. Design Meeting:
Once you are ready to move forward with the project we will have a design meeting. We bring samples of materials, drawings, and/or a miniature clay mold that we can manipulate on the spot.
Once we have your input, we finalize the 14 inch model of your statue to visualize your project in 3D (this model can also be purchased and used as an award, gift, or even a marketing tool).
4. Constant Communication:
We are in constant contact with you, sending you weekly photo and video updates of your project. Your ultimate satisfaction is our number one concern. If, during the creation process, there is anything you would like us to change or add, we greatly welcome your input at any time.
5. The Armature:
We fashion a steel frame with added foam to secure the rough outline of your statue. Once we seal it with a latex coating, we are ready to sculpt!
6. The Sculpting Process:
We apply hundreds of pounds of hot clay by hand to create the first “block in” stage. Next we spend hundreds of hours adding, subtracting, molding, and sculpting every tiny detail to make your statue a museum-quality work of art.
If budget is a concern, we help you raise money. Sell limited edition miniature statues of your project to donors and they could receive a special engraving of their name at the statue’s base. Check out our fund-raising website where you can create your own donation link and forward to friends: https://secure.piryx.com/donate/ruSyZ5In/BIG-STATUES/
8. We Ship to You:
After a final inspection, we package your statue and ship it 100% insured to the address of your choice, where it will be unloaded. If the monument is over 6 feet, a fork lift will be necessary to relocate the crated statue.
9. Final Installation:
Your package will include all of the equipment necessary to secure to its final base. We can accompany you to help with the installation and celebrate together during an unveiling ceremony.