My mosaics are messages about consumerism and creativity.
We (I) have too much stuff. Most stuff can be recycled, re-used, or re-purposed. The unique colors and shapes of my stuff (what I call ‘bling’) inform my mosaic designs. My goal is to inspire and delight you with my mosaics while encouraging you to "be more" with less.
New Classes in 2022
2022 classes are being held. Masks are optional. I wear one because I have close contact with so many students and artists. Funny though...I've always had masks and gloves available because of grouting!
The styles below represent the types of mosaics I create with recycled, reclaimed, and re-purposed materials.
Tapestry Style Mosaics
This method was popularized by Laurel Skye. However, my twist is that instead of using gems, crystals, and other valuable materials, I use broken jewelry, found items, metal scraps, and discarded bling to create them. The original style has fringe to resemble a Rajasthani tapestry, but I've created unique mosaics without it. I hope you enjoy these - to me, they are addictive.
Mosaics on Glass
I discovered that architectural design firms discard their glass samples when they are out of style. So, I started creating mosaics on this high quality, shatter-proof glass. Most of these finished pieces rest on tripods so they catch the light from behind them.
Mosaics on Wood and Foam Board
The majority of my original mosaics were done on reclaimed wood. However, size and weight led me to create mosaics on foam-core boards like Wedi and Skeew: Strong but lightweight.
I use discarded art glass (scraps that are too small for professionals to use) and other found and reclaimed materials to create these designs. I like to mount these mosaics onto unusual items or materials, like aluminum, instead of framing them. More character!
I teach about a dozen different mosaic classes. This CHART explains how each class is different and useful to you.