The Commission Process
Commissioning a project with Silver Ceramic Designs involves the following four phases:
Custom design is a collaborative process. It begins with a meeting between me and you, the potential client (or your Interior Designer, Architect, etc.), where we discuss your ideas. The goal is to decide how to create the perfect personalized touch for your unique space.
We take as much time as we need to flesh out our concepts and decide upon the final design. Initially, I provide a number of preliminary sketches from which you will pick the final concept. I then provide final sketches or a maquette as appropriate. By the end of this phase, we all know what the final piece should look like and how it will integrate into your space. In this phase, we would agree upon and sign a contract covering scope of services, payment, and delivery/installation schedule.
Time to sculpt! The piece is shaped, divided into manageable pieces, dried, fired, glazed, and fired a final time.
Exactly what it sounds like, this phase involves getting the piece installed in its new home. I do generally install my own work. This schedule is always coordinated with the client, General Contractor, and any other relevant parties.
I am happy to provide references from homeowners, designers, architects, and general contractors I have worked with on past projects.
This process can work similarly for clients outside the greater Denver area. The Consultation and Design phases can be accomplished via email and telephone. Non-local clients would need to supply their own tile installer who would be willing to consult with me. The finished pieces, labeled and including an installation map, can be shipped within the continental United States.