I have created commissioned fine art panels, public art, and installations for homes and businesses for ten years. Some clients simply wanted something similar to a piece that was no longer available. Others requested a custom backsplash or fireplace surround for a private home, something to brighten a garden wall, or a custom mosaic finish for a business with panash.
Commissions have included a memorial mosaic for The Evergreen State College, a wood fired oven facade for a local restaurant, a pediatric clinic entryway, an illuminated bar surround and exterior sign for a wine bar, and many more.
Each project has unique circumstances, materials, installation considerations, and complexity. The price usually ranges from $150 to $250 per square foot, plus design fee, materials, installation, and travel. I often have ideas for working within a budget, including simplifying the design or facilitating a mosaic party where you and your friends create the project while learning basic mosaic skills.
If you are interested in doing the mosaic yourself, but you need some guidance, my consultation fee is $40 per hour, plus travel expense. This fee also applies for working with non-profit organizations, coordinating group projects as community building experiences and fundraising efforts.