How much does it cost?

All models are made specifically to order. Most models range from £250 – £320 (inclusive of UK delivery) depending on fur length, pose & size. Down load the PRICE GUIDE for more details.
How big are the models?

‘Standard’ models in a sitting pose work out about 15cm tall. I can create models in proportional size to each other if you would like multiple dogs created. I can create smaller & slightly larger sculptures by request..
How long does it take?
Most Standard 15cm caricatures involves over 15 hours preparation & modelling time, plus a minimum of six ‘bakes’. I aim to work within a 12 week lead time from receipt of order to delivery, however this does vary throughout the year. I will always try to accommodate a faster deadline for that special occasion, so please do ask. As Christmas is my busiest time I recommend ordering by August for a guaranteed festive delivery!

What sort of photos do you need?
The better the quality image the more detail I can work with. Ideal images are higher resolution, taken at dog eye level from all angles around the pooch. I appreciate that sometimes this is not possible, particularly if a pet has passed on. I will endeavour to work with what photos are supplied, please do not be offended if I have to decline the commission if the photos are unsuitable. Please download the PHOTO GUIDE to see the best type of photo to supply.
• If the dog has a distinctive style of sitting or other pose you would like incorporating try to capture that in a photo
What are my payment options?

I accept payment via CHEQUE or BANK TRANSFER or CREDIT CARD.  A 30% deposit is required to secure a booking slot, the final balance is payable when the work is completed prior to dispatch.
If you would prefer to pay in full online please select the appropriate priced listing in my etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FoscottsFriends
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Can I see the model before delivery?
The model is only dispatched when you are happy with it. Prior to the final bake I will email a series of photos of the artwork (from all angles) for your feedback/approval. For complex commissions I will forward update photos earlier in the process for your feedback
How fragile are the models?

Care needs to be taken when handling to avoid snagging any delicate fur detail particularly around the ears or tail. The models are best kept out of direct sunlight & away from areas prone to high temperatures (such as above a radiator or fireplace). The models will not melt but fine fur detail may ‘warp’ if exposed to high temperatures. Treat as you would a treasured vinyl LP record, it’s a similar type of material!
How do I keep my model clean?

An occasional light dust, taking care not to snag any delicate fur features, will keep your model happy. However, polymer clay is waterproof & the models can be occasionally rinsed in mild soapy water (leaving to drip dry on kitchen towel as they are hollow!) but AVOID using harsh chemicals, DO NOT use glass or multi-purpose cleaners as it may corrode & DO NOT put in the dishwasher!

If you’re not keen on cleaning, a displaycase will do the job for you! I stock a limited number of kennel shaped acrylic display cases, (sample images can be viewed on the portfolio page) priced from £50 +delivery, please ask for details

Do you ship worldwide?

I am based in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, due to the fragile nature of the models I can currently only supply to addresses in the UK.
Are the models suitable for children?
Foscott’s Friends models are fragile & NOT suitable as toys.
How are they packaged
The models are supplied very carefully wrapped in a smart gift box, this box is then bubble wrapped & securely packed within a larger cardboard box.
Do you do other animals?
I can create cats in a standard sitting pose, but not other animals.