Commissions

What happens when you commission us?

People commission us because they will get something striking, it will mean something and it will be collaborative.

We have been commissioned to make art work over the last 25 years- listening to ideas, following a brief and meeting deadlines.

Design-wise, we trust you so let’s see what happens

Everything is designed and made by people living with mental health challenges, supported by artists and designers we work as a team.

In the studio we want to involve as many people as possible in the process, and for this reason we take on commissions with a long lead in time. ‘What is the deadline?’ is often the first question we will ask. The start of the commission process is the longest part- as we take on ideas from you and test ideas in the studio- at this stage ideas can go back and forth for a while until the final brief or a prototype has been confirmed. From then we turn to production, keeping you up to date with progress through photographs. If you are local to the studio you are also welcome to visit to see the work in progress.

For large scale commissions to be installed on site, we have experience of working with other contractors and on building sites. We often involve partners/ audience/ users of the site in the design and making process.

Our studio is open for production 2 days a week, we achieve a lot in this time and there are members of the staff team available to communicate across the whole week.

Things we like to know as we get started;

- When is the deadline?

- What is your budget?

- What is the purpose of the commission?

- Do you want to engage any partners/ audience in the design or making process?

- What are your initial design ideas?

We are predominantly commissioned to make;

- Awards

- Art Work for walls

- Sculptural pieces

- Gifts

We work in a range of materials- textiles, glass, ceramics, mosaic and recycled materials

Feel free to contact us and surprise us with your ideas

To download a copy of our commissions brochure please click here

Alongside a whole host of individuals here are some of the people we have worked with...

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