Ordering and Commissioning Creative Metalwork

"... stylish, elegant, and bespoke metalwork ..."

Fire breathing bronze and stainless steel dragon sculpture Contemporary stainless steel and glass railings Copper iris water feature


Since its formation by David Hyde in 2001, Verdigris has built up a large, diverse and wide ranging portfolio. All new enquiries and commissions, regardless of scale or complexity, are welcomed. Larger work is made to commission and can be delivered or installed throughout the UK and further afield. However, David often has stock of his smaller sculptural work which is offered for sale on this page.


David is always happy to discuss new work, either over the phone, in person, or by email. Customers are always welcome to visit the forge where a comprehensive collection of samples can be viewed. If appropriate, David can demonstrate some of the techniques involved in the making of your project. Alternatively, with site specific and more architectural work, a site visit may be needed to understand how your project relates to its location and environment.

Design and Collaboration:

David can either work around your designs and specifications, or help you to realise your ideas with his design skills and your input. He regularly collaborates with architects and interior designers, whose fresh perspectives often enable him to move in a new direction. David has an affinity towards flowing curvilinear lines and work inspired by natural forms but enjoys making any creative metalwork.


If the design of your project is similar to previously commissioned work, a fixed quote can usually be given after discussing size, detail, finish and location. However, with original and bespoke work designed and made to commission, it's preferable to establish a budget to work within. The cost of previous commissions can be discussed to help you arrive at this budget.


Once a budget and your inspirations have been discussed, David will usually produce 2 or 3 hand drawn sketches based on your project brief. With feedback, he can refine the more promising ideas and give some thought to the detailing. As your design nears completion, construction, installation and payment schedules can then be agreed upon.


A deposit of between 25% and 50% is required depending on the size and nature of the project. Staged payments are usually required for larger work. Once the deposit is received, workshop time for your commission will be scheduled. You are very welcome to visit the forge at any stage to view the progression of your project. Alternatively, high resolution pictures can be emailed to you as the commission evolves. The final payment is expected once the work has been completed to your full satisfaction.