Prices and Payment
"Portrait" caricatures (caricatures that look like a specific person) vary in price depending on the size of the carving. In general, you can expect to pay around $10 per inch in height for a caricature of this type if I have carved the person before. Most of the popular coaches are available in two sizes. The larger size is around six inches tall and costs $65. The smaller size is around five inches tall and costs $45. There is no additional charge for glasses. Most coaches are available with a headset. This costs an additional $10.
"Generic" caricatures (caricatures of a person involved in a specific activity or job (i.e. golfer, fisherman, etc.) cost around $7 per inch of height.
"Custom" caricatures (caricatures of your relative or the coach of your softball team) cost about $12.50 per inch in height because of the drawings and plans that have to be made. Usually, no down
payment is required. Of course, the customer must provide good photos for me to do such a carving (see Custom Artwork for these requirements). At this
point, four inches is about the minimum height for a caricature carving, but I'm trying to reduce that.
Most pins cost $7 apiece or three for $20. Special order pins (a pin of your dog or cat) cost $10 to $15. Wall hangings (pins made in a larger size for display on a wall) cost $20 to $25, unless they are made in an exotic wood, in which case they would cost much more.
Chip carved cookie presses cost $2 apiece. The chip carved boxes and other carvings vary greatly in price depending on the amount of time involved. Sometimes, if a customer is interested in a custom-made piece, it is best if the customer tells me what he or she wants to pay, and I'll make a carving in that price range.
Shipping costs $6 for items mailed to destinations "close" to Woodville, Ohio, or the actual shipping cost when mailed to places further away. Sales tax is added to all items sold to Ohio residents.
Paintings and Drawings
Paintings and drawings also vary in price depending on the size of the artwork, the medium and type of materials used, and the quality of the finished piece. Most smaller (less than 16 inch x 20 inch) paintings cost less than $125. An 11 inch x 14 inch pen and ink drawing costs $125, because these are very detailed pieces. Smaller pen and ink drawings cost less, larger ones cost more. Prices for custom paintings and drawings are agreed to before I begin work. Usually, no down payment is required.
I accept cash, checks, or credit cards (VISA or MasterCard). (There is a $15 fee for checks returned for insufficient funds.)