Copper Tiger Wall Sculpture 1
Maritime 6
Viking Longship Copper Fountain and Scul
Copper Saguaro Waterfall Fountain Sketch
Copper Palm Tree Sculptures

<Artist Addendum June 2021: At this point in time, I appreciate the interest and will try to help if I can, but am mostly not able to take on any new custom work projects, or very few (I can plan to and waitlist them if desired though) do to being tied up in time on finishing other long standing custom work projects and with my own personal art projects, new designs, and restocking. As soon as that changes I will update it here. Thank you.>

                                                                                            Introduction

Each order is equally important to me, and custom work at this point in my art career, be it small or large in dimensions, requires an abundance of time (and/or cost to do) and often I do not have the appropriate time and budget needed for such things, so, after careful consideration, I have decided to restructure it into a more manageable form. Thank you for considering me as a potential source for bringing your idea to life.

I am also working on creating such artworks so they will not be Custom Work items, but still be equally beautiful and readily available and purchasable artwork...  but that takes a lot of time and cost to do so it, and thus like custom work, will take time to do and continue to evolve. (Please see the Large Scale Floor Standing Fountains and Waterfall Fountains pages here for more info and details)

<As such and preferably, I am not actively looking to do much custom work as a large part of my art business offerings until I am caught up on custom work and have finished quite a few pieces of art I have been wanting to make for a long time now, and thereby also have better examples available to view and to be of help in considering having a custom piece of art created for you. I also have new designs and design lines to finish making, along with larger standard retail fountains and restocking of inventory to do too. The personal projects of mine I mention are already ambitious and will require a lengthy, in-depth amount of time and cost to produce, and so that is where my focus is for now on making new things, however, I still include custom work (and can make all sorts of things, some faster than others depending on the task) so if an opportunity arises to where it can be a mutually conducive endeavor between myself and a potential customer in making something beautiful and new irrespective of the time when it is undertaken, it may be able to accomplished.>

Costs:

This is a very difficult thing to summarize in a succinct way as the possibilities of projects in cost and design and fabrication can be varied greatly in regard to time and costs to produce it, and so can only be determined through and by the specific details required to achieve whatever the work may consist of, or entail in it's creation. As a general guideline such work can potentially include or be composed of a price range from $800.00 to $25K and more, and could potentially require a customer finding another professionals in a particular fields to assist in or with completing a projects if it includes things or needs I do not personally handle or do as an artist. Some projects may also include the need and use of tools and equipment I do not have available, and as such may require outside help for you to obtain separately from myself, to fully complete whatever the project may need that I perhaps  may not be able to do. Since all of this can vary by such wide margins, in size, material costs, design and art details, such projects and thus their overall costs need to be accessed on an individual artwork basis that is as unique as the project may itself may require. Additionally copper can fluctuate in costs, and varies by the weight of the specific copper material being used or needed, and since practically every part of what I make is composed of pure copper, this can also impact potential prices, and so also has to be determined on an individual overall scope and basis for what the artwork may be. Examples of varying prices can be approximated and relatively comparable, but not limited to, such artworks as the one-of-a-kind table fountains up to the colossal ones (such as the ones seen here on this page) and for the time being fall with in the aforementioned price range here.

  

Current Services:

  • Full scale creation of entirely new and/or one-of-a-kind artworks, composed of water fountain sculpture art, embossed art and wall art and fully three dimensional sculpture artwork. 

  • Design and build to fit specific places and/or settings (Custom Artwork pieces are only available for creation as drop-ins or inserts, and does not include on site fabrication capabilities)

  • Crafting design range includes small to extremely large copper artworks (Being an individual artist with other projects and much to do, I am keeping this limited in overall breadth and scope. In the future I will add more services as possible) 

  • Artwork aesthetics can range from stylized and simple but elegant to extremely detailed life-like artwork or combinations of both or intermediaries with-in such parameters

  • Modifying and/or combining existing artworks into something new

 

(Please read below the photos as further detail is available in regard to custom work specifics and more information will added as I have time to render it and make it available)

Deposits for custom work:

 

These vary on the piece and project. If a deposit is needed for artwork to be started and completed, it is non-refundable, and only returnable in trade for other finished artwork equal to the deposit.

Custom work on online stores:

 

Etsy does not have a system or availability for doing deposits on artwork, and is made and geared for adding and having whatever item on there, be something that needs a full purchase price paid before the artwork is made, and a lot of detail pre-set with-in the listings, as well as it not being privately exclusively purchasable by the individual(s) buying it, and it is publicly viewable for anyone to buy, so Copper Phoenix Art does not use Etsy for many custom orders, and if so, only on a limited basis. 

Copper Phoenix Art's online store is the venue used for such purposes. Other arrangements can be made too, but the online store here is the primary mode for such orders and artwork.


 Additional relevant but only relatively related aspects:

Examples of specific artworks I am looking forward to making include ideas that range from and within Paleontology (fountain sculpture scenes to include eras from antiquity in Egypt, Persia, Greece, and Rome), some Mythology inspired fountain works from the Near East, Far East and various ports of time with in Western Civilization, a few works from the natural world of biology featuring creatures from a Diatom to a Great While Shark... and also finishing some painting's and mixed media painting's and other 2D art, along with some works in mixed media with copper and other material mediums...and last but not least adding new product designs to my retail artwork selection.

 

PERSONALIZING ART: PERSONALIZING and/or SPECIAL ORDERS ARTWORK:

 

Thank you for considering having me make something extra special for you or another. While this is akin to custom work I base this on operating off of pre-existing designs seen and available here and not on creating a whole new artwork design from scratch, and so, if possible and I have time to, I am happy to try to accommodate small modifications to existing design's, e.g. replacing a Dragonfly with a Butterfly, cattails for a leaf vine, or similar simpler things of that nature, such as replacing one flower or leaf for another type, ect. and so, with relatively equal material and time changes to design accent parts, I do not have extra cost's involved or add them for customers to modify such decorative components-- but since time is scarce for me in multiple ways please try to keep such requests as modest as possible.

<Extra info for contemplating potential modifications: depending on the request, it can or may effect the shipping timeframes, and if it disproportionally alters the relative amount of material and time involved to do it, it could also increase the items purchase cost's and/or shipping if the overall size changes. However, I will do my best to help you if and when I can and appreciate your interest and understanding. Thank you.>

Copper Palm Tree Island Sculpture Waterf
Copper Rock Arms and Sabel Palmetto Palm

These are images of the waterfall sculpture in process of being crafted/sculpted, and were taken during the first water test.

5/04/2020

<In the future and not specifically for custom work either, I am planning on making some extra pieces purely as "drop-in" inserts, so that a customer can have the option of placing them with in different reservoir base settings as well as get or have different material reservoirs made from other companies... Copper bowls and/or reservoirs will still be available from me too.>

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See finished fountain photos on the Waterfall Fountain page

and more of the floral spouts below the tree piece...

One Ibis Bird added to it between the "rock-arms", was made to be wading in the pool looking for food.

Baby Sea Turtles and a variety of shells, as well as some sand dollars were added too in other places to help bring the scene more to life.

Beneath is a close-up picture of how the rock waterfall area functions, and another image from how how the water glows at night amid different lighting.

...it drastically changed in form from how it is seen here.

Ibis Bird Sculpure with Baby Sea Turtles
Copper Fountain Waterfall rock-tide pool
Night time photo of preliminary water te
Copper Raining Waterfall Fountain 202004

Additional and Specific Custom Work Ordering Information and Policies in regard to custom work, and types of custom work available:

This is when a totally new design and endeavor is undertaken for a customer by designing and making something from scratch or square one, and/or when a piece is built entirely to fit or be made in specific ways the customer wants and needs.

 

Creating and/or making a new piece of art: 

Upon beginning for a customer I find out what they'd like to make and figure costs into the potential project, followed by creating sketches of various ideas of how the art and/or fountain could (and may) look when completed.  Particular details and agreements can be worked into the commission of a piece of art and more details will follow on this when I have time to completely hone those aspects. For now this substitutes as a general outline of what a custom project commission could or may may entail. Often it is generally begun by a deposit, with half of the total or a third of the total paid with the remainder due upon completion of the artwork, but before shipping has been handled.

 

Custom one-of-a-kind, original, entirely new or "from scratch" artwork can be a very detailed, time consuming process, as well as expensive. Generally there is not a specific cost for the time involved in designing new artwork, and it is included with in the total, and since this aspect does require more time, custom work can take much longer to start and then produce compared general premade designs and retail artwork. Thank you for your interest and consideration of having me, Copper Phoenix Art, bring something to life for you.

Shipping:


From very small to very large, each piece and project has a means and way, and options for being handled in a careful and thoughtful, cost effective and efficient manner to suite whatever need their may be on a project.

 

If applicable to a custom pieces needs, this can be is handled by specialty crating and shipping companies that specialize in moving and packing things that are too large for traditional carriers, and thus require freight costs and movement's. I do not involve myself in this aspect of custom work and rather refer my customers to the experts in such things so it can be handled more efficiently for my customers. (Please see shipping page for more details) This can vary in cost depending on the destination and services entailed to pack them. The particular tall Palm Tree fountain shown here is an example of something that would require special packing and freight needs. It went from here in the Phoenix Valley area to the coast of North Carolina, and to give an example idea of potential cost's, it had a price of about $2000.00 to insure, crate and ship. 

Everything else that does not fit into freight categories I do myself and do it as well as I can. For example the floral nozzle pieces were made as individual parts of a whole, and did not need freight packaging and conveyance, but still went a long way around the world to the Middle East. So where ever and whatever a project's needs may be, I do my best to be as thorough and helpful as possible and provide whatever options I can for customers. 

 

Further Notes:


Additional aspects of commissioned artwork, may or may not include such things as below, and/or be dependent on what the project is and/or needs. My goal is to make creating something with people a good experience all the way around, and so some projects can also entail other aspects that are worth considering a head of time for any new potential project. Commissioned purchase agreements may also be premade and relevant and can vary based on customer needs and wants, as well as my own ability to fulfill any such requests. 

 

Though an unlikely occurrence, examples of such things for custom commissioned artwork can include projects that change or evolve in nature as they are constructed, and so some are subject to pricing and quote changes as need be for the art costs in labor and material, and is based on the evolving customer needs and/or wants as well the artist's discretion to make it work. More specific ideas and set parameters for design and build do not require such things in advance and are preferable from my point of view. However, in the vary rare case they do or could, this can be broached before proceeding or finishing work, so that a suitable accommodation for both the customer and artist can be accomplished before finishing the project.

 

Timeframes:

 

Durations for completing custom work, unless expressly guaranteed in writing, (with the use of the language saying "guaranteed by, ect.) with a date for artwork completion, it is not guaranteed, but time-frames are offered to help set a guideline for completion, but if not "expressly guaranteed", timing remains at the artist's (Joseph Ward) discretion. If a due date is needed by a customer for completing work, and would like this guaranteed, it may incur a high premium in extra costs, and must be requested in advance from the customer with their own specific date, at which point, language guaranteeing the date can be specified as well as a suitable price for the art work in advance of creation. If discounts have been requested by the customer, this may negate guideline timing for completing and receiving artwork; however every effort is made to avoid such things and have, whatever is created with and for a customer, be at it's absolute best in all regards of crafting and business dealing's...

Deposits for custom work:

 

These vary on the piece and project. If a deposit is needed for artwork to be started and completed, it is non-refundable, and only returnable in trade for other finished artwork equal to the deposit. (Shipping, if applicable, is nonrefundable, but costs may be adjusted to suite new needs around an item).

Custom work on online stores:

 

Etsy does not have a system or availability for doing deposits on artwork, and is made and geared for adding and having whatever item on there, be something that needs a full purchase price paid before the artwork is made, and a lot of detail pre-set with-in the listings, as well as it not being privately exclusively purchasable by the individual(s) buying it, and it is publicly viewable for anyone to buy, so Copper Phoenix Art does not use Etsy for many custom orders, and if so, only on a limited basis. 

Copper Phoenix Art's online store is the venue used for such purposes. Other arrangements can be made too, but the online store here is the primary mode for such orders and artwork.

 

I'll add more detail on all custom work facets as I can. This is current as of June, 2021.

 

Thank you very much for considering me for your special project and/or artwork!
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The floral spouts were based upon a customers basic design blueprints in overall size and functional needs, and the rest of it I created to adapt to their design... both of which made it a unique custom project.

Copper Tree Art Wall Hanging Sculpture

Though the tree and sea turtle and shark were not custom pieces (except in the sense that I custom made them for myself) such things are possible for custom work and so I included it here too.

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Copper Barrel Cactus
Copper Barrel Cactus
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Piano Copper Plaque
Piano Copper Plaque
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Giant Sun
Giant Sun
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Great White Shark and Bluefin Tuna Sculpture and Fountain 1
Great White Shark and Bluefin Tuna Sculpture and Fountain 1
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Prickly Pear Cacti
Prickly Pear Cacti
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Copper Triple Column Cascade, $1429
Copper Triple Column Cascade, $1429
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Copper Tree Sculpture
Copper Tree Sculpture
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copper triangle vase and tissue cover custom made
copper triangle vase and tissue cover custom made
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Classic Sailing Ship Sculpture with Canons Copper Fountains 2
Classic Sailing Ship Sculpture with Canons Copper Fountains 2
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