(subject to change
commission is a one of a kind, and there are
many variable factors that effect the final
cost of a project. The below gives you the
basic information I use to determine the
- Minimum order
for any commission is $200.
- Cost is $100
per square foot, or $10/number of pieces,
which ever is greater;
PLUS design time,
materials, optional decorative
soldering/framing/travel expenses, and
tax/shipping/handling if applicable.
- Design time,
minimum of 1 hour at $75/hr.
- Cost of Glass,
ranges from $5 to $50 or more dollars per
square foot. The majority of glass is in the
- Solder, copper
foil, re-bar, patina (black or copper
finishes), and aquarium sealant at $5 per
Decorative soldering at $75/hr.
- Framing, if
needed, is determined by the cost of materials
plus the below options
- Unfinished wood
at $10 per linear foot.
- Finished wood
with pre-stain, stain or varnish add $2/ft.
for each layer of application to
the unfinished wood price.
- Copper, brass, or
zinc at $5 per linear foot.
- Decorative solder
covering a metal frame and patina to match the
rest of the piece,
add $15/ft. to the metal frame price.
- For Water
Fountains, I most often use Aquarium Systems,
mini-jet MN 404 at $20 each. Any other pumps
at cost plus 25%.
- Any other
materials: rocks, copper pipe and sheeting,
gems or whatever else we decide to include
will be at my cost plus 25%. You are welcome
to provide any special personal items to
include in a project; cost will depend on the
time needed to include them.
- Optional Travel
Expenses. Within 100 miles, $50 per hour on
site visits, plus 50 cents per mile transit
fee. Outside 100 miles, $50 per hour on site
visits, plus $150 per day, and travel
expenses. Travel expenses can be avoided by
you visiting me for
coordinating on-line, or by phone/fax/mail. I
live & work approximately 45 miles east of
downtown San Diego, CA.
And that’s about
it!!! I look forward to working with you.