When someone asks, How long did that take to make? I often answer—"A lifetime". This is a very true statement because what we make today can only be made with all the combined experiences of our past. I have spent my entire working career of over 35 years developing my skills and eye. An understanding of how to create a fine piece that will last longer than you and I and who's design will as well only comes from much experience.
Pricing of my work is a reflection of this experience, details, time and fine materials. This conversation happens when you and I have an understanding of the scope of the project and each other.