Ordering your Sculpture…
We typically require a lead time of several weeks in order to book your event, however depending on our workload we may be able to take orders within this time frame. We understand that last-minute circumstances do occur and we will try to be as flexible as possible, but the earlier the better!
If you decide to secure our services, we will require a deposit equal to 50% of the estimated project quote in order to contract your date and begin work on your project. The remaining bal-ance will be required to be paid in full at least 7 days prior to your event day. Payment plans and arrangements can be made.
Choosing your Sculpture…
We have many tried-and-true designs that can be personalized for your event that we would be glad to share with you. We also invite you to take a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages to view our past projects to give you some inspiration.
Perhaps you have something else in mind or you have seen a sculpture that you like on the internet? Great! As artists, we love the opportunity to create something new and unique! We also appreciate our clients giving us ideas and a direction in which to take their project. However, just as a side note, while we always strive to give our clients what they want, we don’t feel comfort-able re-creating an exact copy of another companies work, and will always make some modifications to the presented design to make it a bit more unique.
The Cost of your Sculpture…
We treat every sculpture that we produce as its own work of art. We don’t use any molds to create our sculptures – every project is carved by hand by our talented artists. Therefore, each project is priced based upon the individual needs of the client, amount of details required, logistics, and scope of work entailed to bring your vision to life.
Because of this, custom work outside of our portfolio may cost significantly more to accommodate the design time required.
If you have a specific budget to adhere to, please let us know. We will do our best to meet it. We also offer our “Signature Select” Sculptures , our most popular and frequently requested designs, that are priced affordably with budget in mind.
The delivery and installation service of your sculpture is complementary for locations within our preferred service area within San Antonio Loop 1604. An “Out of Town” service charge will be applied to delivery locations outside this area.
Displaying your Sculpture…
In our experience, ice sculptures look the best when displayed as part of a buffet centerpiece, on the guestbook table, or in the center of the room. In any case, the ice will always look much more striking when placed in a darker area with a non-white wall or in front of a mirror.
Your project quote will include the logistically-timed delivery and installation of your sculpture for display at your event venue on the big day. Also included will be a disposable acrylic drip tray with hose and 5 gallon meltwater collection bucket along with a battery-operated LED light to illuminate your sculpture when on display.
Please plan our delivery team to arrive at the venue 60-90 minutes before your scheduled event start time to begin the installation of your sculpture.
We do not provide tables, stands, or linens on which to display the sculpture. The client must arrange to have a table (or other suitable display surface to adequately support the weight of the ice) with a covering, if needed, at the event venue.
The life of your ice sculpture will depend on several factors in-cluding climate and design. In an ideal climate of 70F your sculp-ture will last for about 5 to 6 hours before all of the signifying details melt away. We recommend placing your sculpture in an areas that would be away from heat, direct sunlight, drafts, and humidity. All of these elements will erode the ice much quicker. We do not advise displaying your sculpture outdoors, but if you choose to do so please choose an area out of sun and wind.
Throughout the evening please make sure to check the meltwa-ter collection bucket! Please nominate someone to check the bucket once every 1 1/2 hours after it has been set up.
After the Event…
Most clients choose to remove and dispose of the remaining ice themselves after the event has concluded. Therefore, we do not include the cost of this service in our general pricing for our Sculptures. However, we would be happy to provide this service for an additional charge.