By now you probably have looked
at the sections of this web site that are of interest to you. You
may have seen one or more carvings that you would like to have for yourself or a friend.
The next step is to think about
what you want with regard to size, detail, style, cost, etc. You
ask for one similar in style and price to one shown on the web page, or you may custom order a
piece designed just for you.
In some situations, such as when
he attempts something unusual, Matt will reserve giving a client a definite
price until after he completes the carving or sculpture (but may give a
much more time and effort go into a piece than expected. If the price turns out to be inordinately
higher than discussed, you would be under no obligation to accept the piece (other than if the piece
is so specialized that it could not be easily sold to someone else).
After you decide on a piece, telephone
or e-mail Matt (see below) to discuss it. He may have some
ideas and options for you to think about to assure that you get just what you want.
Matt will ask you to make a down payment of half the cost of the carving(s) and to pay the balance by check or money order before he sends you your carving or sculpture. Remember, there is no risk to you - if a carving does not live up to what was discussed, you may return it by any method pre-approved by Matt, and in original condition, for a refund minus 10% (or less) of the purchase price (to pay for the time packing and carting it to the shipper), and shipping and insurance costs each way. However, if a piece is made at your request and is so specialized or costly that it would be difficult to sell to anyone else, Matt will not accept its return and not refund your payment.
Certain large pieces, such as the larger herons or swans, may not be shippable (even Mailboxes etc. had not been successful in the past). Clients usually pick them up themselves or make other arrangements which Matt would be happy to discuss with you.
Shipping costs will vary, but figure on $25.00 (more or less depending on distance) for an average package that weighs about five pounds. This includes packing (which can be very time consuming), delivery to the carrier, shipping and insurance costs.
All Matt's creations, including
three-dimensional models or replicas in any size, drawings, photos of his
work (whether on this site, elsewhere, or taken by anyone else), and the
like, are copyrighted.
The original creation or
authorized (by Matt or his heirs) replicas, drawings, photos, etc. may
be resold by the owner as any other work of art may be, but with the above
restrictions for as long as the copyright remains in effect as per copyright
You may have questions not covered here; simply call, write or e-mail Matt with them.
Reach Matt at: E-mail
26201 Dennis Rd.
Parksley, VA 23421