Commission Factors & FAQs Answered

Factors to consider on commissioning custom tile artworks from Julia:

Cost: Do you have a budget you would like to or need to stay within? Please advise Julia of this in the initial contact with her.
Julia requires half of the quote, in advance, as a deposit to schedule you in.
The balance will be due when you receive your mural.
Julia’s quote does not include shipping or installation charges, they are additional separate costs.

Time frame: How soon are you going to need your painting-artwork?
You need to allow enough time for Julia to complete your painting and to ship it out. Usually, Julia is booked up many months in advance.

Tile choice: Would you like a glossy smooth finish, matte finish or a tile that mimics stone?
The tile needs to be ceramic, porcelain or glazed clay tile.
6 inch, 4 inch or some other size tile?
Julia does not offer murals and tile paintings on natural stone products which includes tumbled marble, travertine, because they cannot be fired in a kiln.
Kiln firing will make your painting/artwork permanent, your painting will not rub off, wash off, fade or be affected by heat.
For tile murals, splashing or splattering of hot liquids, foods, oils or grease from cooking or moisture from the sink, shower or bath will not harm or damage kiln fired tiles.

Who provides the tile: Julia will usually provide the tile for your mural.
She tries to arrange this so that she and her clients’ are using the same tile that can be easily obtained at nationwide stores such as Home Depot or Lowes.
In most cases, Julia only provides the tiles that are actually painted, this helps keep unnecessary shipping costs down.
If you choose to provide your own tile and it is a brand or type Julia is not familiar with it may require a test firing. Test firing will determine if the tile can be fired successfully and may be an additional cost.

Colors: The colors you would like (or don’t want) in the painting/artwork. You may need to provide paint samples, swatches, photos etc.

Shipping: Shipping costs are determined by weight, packaging, destination and insurance. Exact shipping charges are not known until your painting-artwork actually ships.
Your painting is considered to be finished art by the insurance company Julia uses at her shipper. She is required to insure your painting to protect her time/investment in creating custom artwork and to protect you, Julia’s client, in case of damage or loss in the shipping process.
Your painting will arrive double or triple boxed, with packing material around each box and each individual tile is also bubble wrapped.
These packing stipulations required by the insurer coupled with the fact that tiles are already heavy add to the shipping-finished artwork insurance costs.
Julia does not make a profit or markup on shipping charges.
You will only be charged for the exact amount of shipping/insurance charges Julia incurs to ship your artwork in a professional manner.


PO Box 8919
Catalina, AZ

(520) 825-3438
Daily: 10 AM to 8 PM
Arizona Time Zone


"Julia was wonderful to work with, very accommodating and even matched my fabric colors and swatches for my clients kitchen backsplash."
-Mike B.

"Julia did an amazing job and is very busy. She communicated well with the list of wild flowers and pictures I sent her, of the blooms here at our home."
- Ann P.

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