The ideal situation when producing custom figures is to work with a live model. Figure work involves choosing a pose or posture, measuring, photographing, and sculpting. It is possible to create a figure without a model present.
Figures can be made in miniature to two-to-three times life size. Some of the most popular figures are a 1/5-life size, or about 18-inches tall.
Custom figures start at $1,000 (reclining pose) or $1,500 (standing pose) in clay and $3,000 (reclining pose) or $4,000 (standing pose) in bronze.
Models are welcome to visit my studio or gallery in Portland, or I am happy to travel to complete a piece provided that travel expenses are paid.