Commissioning work

Thanks for looking at my work. Here is a brief outline of how my business is structured. While I have some small items for immediate sale I am doing mostly one of a kind commission pieces such as those shown in the my photo gallery as well as many other possibilities in metal.

In 2019 we moved my home and studio from Ann Arbor to Cedar, Michigan near Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park. I am currently only accepting work on a limited basis as we complete the building of our new studio and home.

If, after seeing the kind of work that I do, you are interested in discussing a project that you have in mind, whether large or small, please give me a call or send an email if you prefer. If it sounds like something we would both like to pursue then I will ask for a design retainer to cover my time in producing a sketch or even a sample for larger works. Once the design, (which remains my property, as does a sample) and the price are agreed upon, then typically a 50% deposit is made with the balance being due when the metalwork is completed. All bids and estimates are good for thirty days. Some larger commissions, such as railing or gate projects which can take months to build may be done on a simple time and materials basis rather than a fixed price, though an estimate can be given. Other arrangements may be made by mutual agreement.

Scott Lankton, Blacksmith