£60 (deposit) / £330
Capture the uniqueness of your dog forever with the superb talent of Adrian Guest.
Have you seen a dog by Adrian that you absolutely adore, but wish it looked more like your own pet? Maybe the colouring isn’t the right shade or it’s missing that unique spot on its eye. Or perhaps, you’d simply like it in a different pose.
Then why not get it commissioned?
It’ll make a very unique gift for any dog lover, so much so that it too will become part of the family.
Takes around six weeks to complete. Sizes range depending on the breed of dog, but are normally within 25-40cm in length.
“I endeavour to make sure that the final sculpture meets and even exceeds your expectations by working closely with you to accomplish this. During the making process I will send you images whilst the dog is still wet soft clay to make sure you are happy with the composition giving you the opportunity to make any changes if needed, I will repeat this process until you are happy to sign off the sculpting stage. I will repeat this process with the glazing and colouring stage to make sure the finish meets your expectations.” - Adrian Guest
The Process After Purchase:
Email us images of your pet in different poses and from different angles. Around six pictures are ideal, but a few more or a bit less is fine. Say which one you want the pose to be based on and point out any unique characteristics (number of spots on your dog’s belly, markings on its leg, etc.).
We’ll then pass your information on to Adrian and within a few weeks, he’ll send images of the work in progress to you so you can make any alterations before it’s finished. You will be speaking to Adrian directly (not through us) for steps 2 and 3.
The same will happen when it comes time to paint your pet.
Pay the balance (£270) by calling Northern Lights Gallery: 017686 75402 between the hours of 10am - 5pm Mon - Sat.
The dog will then either be shipped to your address or to our shop to be collected in store. Free postage.
Each sculpture starts from a number of thrown pots made on the potter’s wheel which are left to go leather hard or are started as slab built forms. They are then cut and assembled to get the basic shape. This gives a firm hollow body which is an ideal base to start. Clay is then added or removed, shaped and carved until it has come to life. They are then finished with oxides, raw materials, clay slips and my own glazes.