Commissioning new work
I accept commissions in all mediums, but mainly work in glass. I also work to any scale, and love the challenge of understanding the particular needs or visions of a client, no matter how vague or indeed, how precise.
I love to challenge my versatility. I have worked with a variety of materials, subjects and on different scales.
I have worked with several other methods and techniques beyond my two major subjects of Fused Glass and Stained Glass (Leaded Lights)
The brief is a document, or conversation which essentially records all of your thoughts and ideas and is an important part of the commission process as it establishes exactly what is to be achieved. A written brief can also be used as a point of reference when discussing the commission with the artist, for the artist to refer back to, and as a means to set out an agreement.
Highlighted below are some key points you should take into account or use as a guideline when writing a brief.
- Who or what is the work for?
- Is it for your home?
- Is it a gift?
- Are there any constraints or special requirements?
- Think about dimensions of the work, the space where the work will go, the function of the work, any materials to be used?
- What are you looking for?
- What kind of artwork do you like, do you prefer a particular style?
- Whats your budget?
- Does this include installation and delivery?
To view some commissions completed by Mike click here
Below is a video of some of the stages of the commission process.
Commission to design, make and install a stained glass window above the main entrance of Bangor University Anglican Chaplaincy