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Prices and Policy for Commission Work

Prices (in US dollars):

For bears, dogs, cats and other four legged animals:

Any size up to 14 inches with faux fur - without open/close eyes - $1000

Any size up to 14 inches with faux fur - open/close eyes - $1200

Any size up to 14 inches with faux fur - open/close eyes and open/close mouth (includes bottom front teeth) - $1400

Any size up to 14 inches with real recycled fur - open/close eyes - $1600

Any size up to 14 inches with real recycled fur - open/close eyes & open/close mouth - $1800 (includes bottom front teeth)

Larger size commissions are possible - please email me to discuss details.

For Baby Birds (owls, raven chicks, ducks, etc.):

Any size up to 8 inches with recycled fur with open/close eyes - $600

Any size up to 8 inches with faux fur with open/close eyes - $550

Policy:

Half of the fee is required at the time of order as a non-refundable deposit, this reflects your request for me to dedicate my time to your custom piece.

The remaining half is due upon approval of the soft sculpture. Paypal, Western Union, cashier's cheques, and money orders (international money orders are required for areas outside Canada) are the payment methods that I accept. Unless otherwise specified, shipping costs are extra for commissions.

I do not work well with deadlines for a variety of reasons, so although I will try to finish your piece within 8 weeks of the start date, it may take slightly longer. This helps take the pressure off me so that I can focus on trying to make your piece something you will treasure for many years to come.

Once the commission has been accepted, any additions such as open/close mouth, different materials, etc., will be considered at an extra cost depending on what stage in the creation I am at.

I will accept layaway payments on commissions to make them more affordable, but this will be on the understanding that I will not start the commission until the non-refundable deposit is paid in full.

I accept commissions on the understanding that I will not duplicate a previous creation. Each soft sculpture that I do has it's own personality. While some of the details may be similar to other pieces, I can not duplicate my work. There have been problems in the past where some have concentrated on a particular photo of one of my past pieces and because the commission did not look like that photo they didn't want the piece (even though I had told them that it would be one-of-a-kind, not the same as the photo), so I just want to make it absolutely clear that I can not and will not create a past piece - your soft sculpture will be absolutely original. I also need to be able to use my own creative ability in the piece, so while I will do my best to work with what you want (for example, eye color, fur color - those sorts of things will be discussed at the start), I hope you will feel confident to leave the rest in my hands.

If you would like to go ahead with a commission or if you have any questions, please email me.