commissioning a piece

 

the encasement process takes you on a journey through your connection with a time, place, person or purpose.

the resulting keepsake will be a receptacle for joy and love, emotions that will only increase in years to come – a treasure, an heirloom, a beautiful and tangible container for your memories. If you have any questions at any stage of the process, contact Timmy to discuss ideas and options

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evoke: occasion, person, place or purpose

choose the occasion, person, place or purpose that you wish to have a piece created around. This can be a wonderful way to celebrate and/or commemorate those who are closest to you

select: item/s for encasing

it may be: – a special family item – a piece of grandma’s lace – soil from the family farm – a lock of hair – ashes of a loved one – a piece of the wedding dress – flowers – sand from your ceremony site – bark from the tree you stood under to recite your vows – seeds from the field where your photos were taken – a piece of wood from the wharf or structure you used … The possibilities are endless and no two pieces are ever the same. Your only restriction is the size of the object you are encasing your items in. If you aren’t sure what type of encasement you would like, please contact Timmy and she will be happy to discuss options with you.

share: stories

it is always very helpful for Timmy if you can jot down some notes about the piece you wish to have encased and the circumstances surrounding it: – any significant dates (birthdays or anniversaries) – the name of the person/people/place involved – any significant words you would like to include

okay, I’m ready – what happens next? Contact Timmy to begin the process…

1. consultation

a consultation time is made to take place either face to face, via skype or by email. Here you are able to convey why you would like to have your piece(s) created, the significance of the person, place or purpose associated with the items/memory. Together we work on ideas of how this can occur.

2. creation

your commissioned piece is created using the words and memorial items provided. This process takes up to 10 working days after your payment and all items have been received.

3. completion

your completed item is gifted back to you in a manner where the occasion is honoured. This is done either hand to hand or via tracked courier post.

Responsibilities …

Your part in the process

  • An invoice will be emailed to you once you have decided on your piece(s). All orders require payment of a minimum 50% deposit before Timmy begins the work.
  • The process takes up to 10 working days from the date of that payment and all items have been received.
  • If you require your piece(s) to be completed within a shorter timeframe, an additional cost of $50 per item applies.
  • Items for encasing, as well as any other relevant information, are to be sent within 10 working days of ordering.
  • If not being hand-delivered, items must be sent in a secure manner – we strongly recommend ziplock bags, secure containers and tracked courier bags.
  • We assume no responsibility for lost, damaged, or undelivered items.
  • Items must be paid for in full before they are dispatched.
  • Items will be dispatched via tracked courier post bag; we ask that you let Timmy know that they have arrived safely.

Our part in the process

  • We will confirm that your items have been received so you know they reached the studio safely.
  • Each piece will be photographed, treated with respect and given its own special place in the studio until encased. Please note: it is only with your consented permission that we would ever display or use photographs for any other means than identification and your own personal records.
  • Timmy works on one piece at a time, enabling each piece to hold her full attention and commitment to completion, then returned to you beautifully presented and documented.
  • The words that make the piece significant will be documented and packaged with the piece.
  • All items that are not used within the encasing will be returned with the finished piece, unless instructed to do otherwise.
  • Items will be dispatched via tracked courier post bag; we ask that you let Timmy know that they have arrived safely.

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