Commissions and Custom Designed Mosaic Art

Window Seat in Cape Cod

Window Seat in Cape Cod

Suzanne designed the sides and the customer installed in their home.

Window seat

Window seat

To make a custom made mosaic a little more affordable, you can work with Suzanne on design and install yourself.

Compass Rose Insert by Suzanne

Compass Rose Insert by Suzanne

Suzanne made the insert, and designed the sides, the customer installed the whole mosaics.

Unswept Floor mosaic

Unswept Floor mosaic

Private home in the South End - 64 inches by 50 inches

Transfiguration Mosaic

Transfiguration Mosaic

St Eulalia Church, Winchester 9 ft by 10 ft

Transfiguration Mosaic

Transfiguration Mosaic

Close up view of the tabernacle with the mosaic background.

Sea bass backsplash

Sea bass backsplash

Private home in Watertown, MA 70 inches by 36 inches

Sea Bass

Sea Bass

Another view

Sea Bass

Sea Bass

A third view

Memorial plaque

Memorial plaque

Congregation Kehillath Israel, Brookline, MA 55 inches be 40 inches

Memorial panel

Memorial panel

Another view

Francis Wyman School, logo

Francis Wyman School, logo

Artists in residence, 24 inches by 24 inches

Diversity Panel

Diversity Panel

Nixon-Peabody Lawfirm 18 inches by 24 inches

Sea Turtle floor panel

Sea Turtle floor panel

18 by 18 inches

The Children's Room, logo

The Children's Room, logo

Distant View, 30 inches across

The Children's Room logo

The Children's Room logo

Close-up view

Stratton School

Stratton School

Worked with students to create this mosaic. 8 ft by 6 ft.

Sunrise Assistant Living

Sunrise Assistant Living

Worked with residents to create.

A mosaic is beautiful art and a custom-made piece is a unique and exquisite addition to any home or business.  A mosaic piece or installation will last for generations upon generations (we are still admiring today mosaics that were made during the time of the ancient Romans), and will become a focal point.  In a hand-made mosaic each piece is cut and placed by hand which makes mosaic art a very time consuming endeavor, but the final result is stunning.

When thinking about the cost of a custom designed piece the labor cost is typically much more expensive than the materials. The labor charge for making a mosaic varies depending upon the intricacy of the design and  time constraints. As a rough guide use $200 per square foot to calculate a rough estimate of the cost of creating your own personal mosaic. The labor charge does not include the cost of materials, grouting, or installation.

A completed mosaic piece must be thought about in stages.  First is the design stage – that includes colors, design or motif, materials, and substrate.  It is really important to think about where the mosaic will be placed and the material it is made on (wood, mesh, Wedi-board).  If the mosaic is an installation (back splash, fireplace surround, bath room area) it is critical that the whole design and the plan for the surrounding area are communicated to us.  Other features such as other tile work, use of the area is really important to plan around during the early design stage.

We charge an initial non-refundable $100 design fee that includes an initial consultation and to start work on a mosaic design.   Once you approve the design, materials, and colors the project moves forward and we write up an estimate/contract for the total cost.  The $100 design fee is applies to your total bill.  Any changes to the design are billed by the hour.

We ask for 33% of the total cost and a signed contract before we order materials and start work on your project.  The second 33% is due half-way through the project, and the final payment is due at completion.  The contract will include steps and pictures along the way for your approval.  We also include in the contract a chance to make changes if necessary, we can accommodate one change but additional changes will result in additional charges.

Studio Hours:

Monday     10 am to 5 pm

Tuesday      Closed

Wednesday      Closed

Thursday          10 am - 9 pm

Friday                10 am - 5 pm

Saturday           Closed for summer hours

Sunday             Closed for summer hours

Please check our on-line calendar for class schedule, studio time, and special events.

Mosaic Oasis Studio & Supply

1189B Massachusetts Ave

Arlington, MA 02476

(781) 316-1667

studio@mosaicoasis.com

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Unswept Floor mosaic

Private home in the South End - 64 inches by 50 inches