These are some Commissions I have been asked to do. A commission piece will typically take several months to complete and I only agree to work on commission if I can identify with the idea/concept/colour scheme proposed by my potential customer. I cannot create something I don't personally like and I always need to retain enough freedom to keep my work a creative process. That said, I have been priviledged to work together with some wonderful people and have had the opportunity to create items and work with materials I would otherwise never have experienced.
A custom mosaic can incorporate personal elements provided by the customer, such as the remains of a favourite piece of porcelain, keepsakes, broken jewelry. I can also add personal touches, like favourite animals or flowers, referances to hobbies or sports, someone's initials, etc. I post regular updates of the work in progress, and photograph and discuss all materials before beginning, so that you can give your input. "Lots of ladybirds please, but no roses" for instance, or to make sure that a dog person won't end up with cats (and vice versa).
This is a very large and very romantic white box which now houses my customer's wedding albums and keepsakes. I included two small Labradors on the top, as she has one as a pet. The lid of a box this size would be far too heavy to be held by hinges, so I attached two brass knobs at the sides to lift the lid off.
This mosaic jewelry box was designed to match my cusomers' bedroom decor - maroon, dark red, gold, and leopard spots. The inside of the lid has a glass window showing a backdrop of painted leopard spots and the box is lined in red velvet.
This mosaic box has a lot of semi precious stones incorporated in the design, which came out of my customers' collection. The inside of the box is lined with dark red velvet. It was made to house the ashes of her pet cat..
If you would like to discuss your own personal commission piece with me, please contact me here!