Buying From Us

Buying Information

Artifex accepts the following forms of payment;

  • Cash
  • Most Credit or Debit Cards: Proof of identity may be required*. No extra charges apply
  • Cheques: Made payable to: Artifex Gallery LLP: please allow 10 days to clear
  • Bank Transfer: Account Details
  • HSBC. Account No 11780433: Sort Code 40 43 28
  • International payments: IBAN GB97MIDL40432811780433

BIC code: MIDLGB22

* If we take payment by credit or debit card over the phone, for an item to be delivered,  we will require an email with an image of the purchaser’s driving licence or passport as well as a copy of a recent utility bill.  The delivery must be to the address on the licence or passport as well as the utility bill.

If the customer collects an item, previously paid for by credit or debit card over the phone, we will require sight of either the purchaser’s driving licence or passport as well as a recent utility bill, all of which must have the same address.  Third parties cannot collect items on behalf of the purchaser.

Artifex gallery is able to offer interest free credit, subject to status – see below

Interest-Free Credit

Can I apply?

Yes, if you are a private individual aged 18 or over and resident in the UK. You must be in possession of a bank account or building society account with the facility to operate a standing order. We will require proof of identity (passport or driving licence) and bank details.

What can I buy?

Any single item or group of purchases with a total minimum value of £200 and a maximum value of £5000. You may purchase from us on different occasions providing that the total outstanding credit does not exceed £3,250 at any one time.

Specially commissioned articles are not eligible.

Loans available subject to status

A 35% deposit will be required. There is NO INTEREST on the loan, which covers the balance of the purchase price. The loan is then paid by standing order over a 6 month period commencing one month after the date of purchase.

Commissions

Commissioning can mean the creation of a family heirloom, a truly unique gift for someone special, or simply a piece of art especially for ones’ own home.

Artifex provides a commissioning service that allows you to task some of the finest craftspersons in the UK to create a piece/pieces unique to your requirements. See below for information on the commissioning process:

How do I choose a designer?

Artifex houses an exclusive range of craft-portfolios from many leading British contemporary designers. Browse through these to familiarize yourself with their differing styles and technical skills. You may prefer to set up an appointment with gallery owners Nigel or Ross.

How do I commission a piece?

The process itself can be exciting and enjoyable, often involving an exchange of ideas. It provides you with a valuable insight into the craft process. Once you have decided upon your preferred artist, we will enter a consultative process through which your desired design can be tailored to your exact requirements.

When do we talk about money?

Your budget is an important factor in the design process. The early stages of a commission normally involve no expense, and you will be under no obligation whatsoever until, following a detailed specification and firm quote, you decide to proceed. You will then be asked for a deposit.

How long will it take?

This will depend on the chosen maker, the intricacy of the design, and the availability of materials. As a rough guide, furniture commissions may take 8-12 weeks, while jewellery commissions may only take a few weeks. Your final quote will include a specific delivery date.

For more information on the above, or to discuss your own commission, please contact us.