Commissions & Memorials
A special reason for buying one of our cats is as a memorial for a dearly loved and much missed pet and friend. Indeed most of our stone garden cats are obtained for just that purpose. However, for something special, we also do commissions of our hand-built glazed ceramic cats.
These specially commissioned cats are modelled from your photographs, approximately life size, and fired to stoneware temperatures to ensure they are weatherproof and suitable for outdoors. From start to finish a commission can take 3 months or more to complete the many stages involved.
For your commission you will need to send us good quality photographs of your cat showing it's body shape from different angles, colouring and markings. It is important that photographs are taken in good light to help us to distinguish your cat's features. Please contact us to discuss and we will talk you through the process and explain what we need from you.
Prices from £375
A recent request for cats has been most intriguing and to date most unusual. It was for two of our handbuilt cats which are constructed hollow in order to contain the ashes of an elderly couple who do not want burial in a churchyard but would prefer a resting place in their very attractive garden. Until that time comes, and they hope it will not be too soon, they can enjoy the sight of their cats for the rest of their lives.
Examples of some of our recent hand built ceramic cats that have been commissioned as memorials - click on an image to enlarge