Guidelines for Commissioning Work

We are delighted that you are interested in commissioning artwork or architectural
installations. In making this important investment, there are several things to keep in
mind. Our custom mosaics cost anywhere between $120 to $500 per square foot and
price is determined by many factors including size, materials and complexity of design.
Delivery and installation is priced separately.

Mosaics take time, and all of our fabrication work is done by hand, by skilled artisans.
A small art piece or portrait may take 60 to 90 days from design approval. A large-scale
work may take several months.

Our first consultation is free of charge and we can give you a price range fairly quickly.
Usually this can be accomplished in a phone call based on what you tell us regarding size
and scope of work.

To determine an exact cost we charge a non-refundable design fee based on information
gleamed from our initial consultation and your understanding of the price range. The
design fee ranges from $250 to $1,000. We will agree on the exact deliverables for
that initial fee. For example: a pre-determined number of original designs, created by
the artist from your specifications for you to select from, materials samples, to scale
prototypes, budget and time-line, etc. Each commission is unique and we will work
closely with you to ensure you we are working efficiently on your behalf.

To best to prepare for of our initial consultation, please provide us with the
following information:

What is the approximate size of the mosaic work you wish to commission?
What, if any, imagery do you have in mind (flowers, a portrait, abstract surface
enhancement?)
What color palette do you have in mind?
Are there specific materials you wish to incorporate?
What is your budget?

We look forward to creating a unique mosaic art-work that exceeds your expectations.