Testimonials

“I didn’t have the confidence to do a mosaic on my own. After attending the first workshop I realized that I didn’t need to stick to the ‘rules’ and could let my creativity flow. The second workshop was much easier for me and very enjoyable as I developed confidence. I have now made two lovely pieces of work. Lovely surroundings and atmosphere. Recommend the workshop to anyone!” – Elaine
“Well what can I say, my girlfriend and I attended the 2 day workshop, we had a fantastic time, the girls were great not to mention great cooks as well. Thanks for the morning & afternoon tea lady’s!! But best of all we took home wonderful pieces of mosaic that we made over the weekend! Mine is proudly on the wall at the front of my house!!” – Kellie
“I have attended several of Francessca & Vick’s workshops and I have not only learnt how to do ceramic and glass mosaics I have had a great time. From the moment I arrived I am made feel comfortable, I am encouraged to express my creativity to achieve an end result. Francessca has great artistic ideas which she shares with all who attend the workshops. I have gone on to produce my own work and I am very grateful for all the help I have received from Out There Mosaics. I am now looking forward to attending my next workshop.” – Liz
“I have completed a two day work shop with Francessca and Vick … the weekend was informative and light … with relaxing music in the background to fuel the creative spirit. Both Francessca and Vick worked tirelessly to help all present with their designs and to complete their projects… while their son cooked gorgeous wholesome food which was enjoyed by all and sundry (including the dog). The days were long (from 8am to 6pm for me) but the end results for all who participated were inspirational … so much so that I have gone on the undertake major projects on my own including exploring different media. Would recommend the workshops to anyone with a desire to create something different that will be treasured for many years to come. Thanks for a great weekend!” – Bonnie
“Being somewhat of a perfectionist I initially found it a little daunting and hard to let go. But with Francesca’s encouragement, my creative side came to the fore. I relaxed, had fun and my finished mosaic was ….. perfect! A fantastic weekend, a wonderful group of people. We were all excited to see each other’s finished masterpiece. Thank you Chess and Vicki, can’t wait to do it all again!” – Francie
“We would like to once again thank you for creating our amazing mosaic wall art!! We just love it!! We found the design process, which took several steps, intriguing. We were impressed with the consultation sessions, where you were keen for our input to supplement your creative flair and suggestions. The care you took on sourcing the “right” tiles and glass that would enhance the artwork as well as meet your high standards was impressive. The detail and care in the finished art work is amazing – though nothing less than we had come to expect given our interactions throughout the whole process. The artwork has drawn enthusiastic responses from our friends – both on Facebook and those who have seen it in person, and some of these have been in artistic fields themselves. We are fascinated with how the light plays off the mosaic under different conditions, including how it glitters at times!! It truly is a beautiful piece of art and as we said at the beginning, we absolutely love it!” – Glenda & Bob Hamilton
“I can’t speak highly enough of ‘Out There Design & Mosaic’ – from the enthusiasm at the very start of the project, their patience working through design ideas and modifications, their regular updates as they worked towards achieving our mosaic within a tight time frame and their clear delight in producing a fabulous work of art that went beyond all our expectations – the ladies at ‘Out-there Design’ were just wonderful to work with. The outcome? An incredibly beautiful mosaic that shines with meaning and magic – we love it!” – Maria
“Francessca and Vic from Out There Mosaics are talented and innovative artists, generous with their time, and committed to providing the best product for their clients. My husband and I commissioned several mosaic works from Chess and Vic, and were excited with the process, and delighted with our beach inspired mosaic art installations. As a fellow Visual Artist from the Hastings, I have enjoyed working with Chess and VIC in a range of exhibitions and community projects, and would wholeheartedly recommend “Out There Mosaics” to anyone interested in creative, unique and beautifully crafted Mosaic art.” – Helen
“My family and I experienced a delightful weekend of mosaic-making with Out there Design. Francessca guided us through the basic techniques and then allowed us creative freedom, resulting in works as diverse as a portrait, bowls and candle holders. It was a relaxing, stimulating and rewarding couple of days with excellent food and company. I could not recommend it more highly.” – Marie van Gend
“Francessca’s mosaic workshops encourages and nurtures creativity. Chess shares her vast knowledge and experience in mosaics which creates a warm and welcoming learning experience.” – Tresna
“When I admired ‘Alison’s Apothecary’, Francessca offered to create a similar mosaic, but to design it especially for us. For the bottle labels, she included details relating to family members, and even co-ordinated the colours to match the position it was going to hang in. Francessca kept me updated throughout the mosaic’s design and completion, and packaged it beautifully to send. It is a real talking point. We are thrilled with our work of art!” – Angela
“In 2014 I had the pleasure of working with Francesca O’Donnell and Vick from Out There Designs at The Tara Great Day Out. Their mosaic artwork is beautifully crafted and covers a full range of objects from mirrors to jewellery and commissioned pieces. I was very impressed with their professional and friendly approach and would happily recommend Out There Designs to anyone looking for a special mosaic artwork.” – Anya