SAMA is proud to invite you to explore the work our Professional, Corporate, Patron and Visionary Members.

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Lynn Adamo

Professional Level Member

Lynn Adamo, You and Mem 2014m hand formed mortar and mesh substrate, smalti
Title:
Lynn Adamo, You and Me
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Lynn Adamo, You and Mem 2014m hand formed mortar and mesh substrate, smalti

Contrast, color, texture. These are the three words that best describe my work. When I work with stone, I am reminded that these materials took millions of years to create. I feel like I’m part of a long continuum of life on this planet when I grip my hammer and cleave a piece of granite. I begin a piece by first having an inspiration, from nature or the built world around me. I’m always on the lookout for interesting scenes, when zoomed into with the camera become inspiration for a compelling abstract composition. With a pile of stone tesserae in front of me, I then look for just the right shiny bits of glass smalti to add contrast to the rough texture of the stone. Other elements come into play as well. Rusted steel and cast-off hardware can be the perfect focal point to a piece.

Debora Aldo

Professional Level Member

Pebbles, Rusted discarded hardware, shells, colored thinset.
Title:
Berkeley Mini Mandala, Debora Aldo, 2014
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Pebbles, Rusted discarded hardware, shells, colored thinset.

The tactile, reflective and pixilated surface of mosaics resonates deeply for me. My work is composed of line infused with meaning, the compositions are created with tessera in pebbles, stone, glass, and detritus. I strive for beauty and conceptual meaning in my work and find inspiration in oceans and lakes, topography and geological formations as well as flora and fauna. The pebbles underfoot are ancient and impart thousands of gently whispered stories when used in a mosaic.
Using both ancient and up-cycled materials gives rise to an andamento that is fully formed in the modern world, while referencing the ancient and natural worlds for guidance and inspiration. The abstracted representation of landform is an ephemeral snapshot of a landscape that becomes more evanescent with each passing year.

Jolino Beserra

Professional Level Member

Unexpected emotions come from the whimsical and thoughtful humor and commentary found in my Pique-assiette mosaic installations and mosaic sculptures. My mosaics break tradition with a graphic design sensibility that comes from my first career as an illustrator and graphic designer in the entertainment industry. The legacy of past generations 
of pique-assiette mosaic artists formed my commitment to excellence with a desire to push the boundaries of technique, 
materials and subject matter. My vision is brought to life 
through an endless palette of ceramics and familiar but discarded or overlooked objects which 
have been vividly re-imagined. Whether creating a 
large public or residential site-specific installation or a tabletop 
sculpture, my mosaics will 
ensure the creation of a timeless expression of our shared world.

Cherie Bosela

Professional Level Member

Artist: Cherie Bosela,  Title: The Guardian,  Date: 2012,  Size: 30.5\" x 36.5\" x 3\",  Medium: mosaic made from stained glass, czech beads, glitter and orignial photography under the glass
Title:
Cherie Bosela, The Guardian
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Artist: Cherie Bosela, Title: The Guardian, Date: 2012, Size: 30.5\" x 36.5\" x 3\", Medium: mosaic made from stained glass, czech beads, glitter and orignial photography under the glass

I am inspired by the flowers, plants and creatures that Mother Nature has produced. The variety of colors and shapes found in the natural world fascinates me. Using stained glass, beads, millefiori, smalti and my original photography under the glass, I create vibrant colorful mosaics. I have been creating art since I could pick up a pencil and draw. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2001 with a degree in Art. I studied every medium available to me. While I didn’t learn about mosaics in school, what I did learn I use in my mosaics. During college I was always searching for my medium. I thought Photography might be it since I have been experimenting with it since 1991, but it was missing the hands on building and creating. I made first mosaic in 2000 from a kit, it ended up in the garbage. I bought a few books to learn more and created a few pieces. In 2010, I started playing with my photography under the glass. I finally felt like I found my mediums! My work has been included in exhibits at The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, 1st Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art, Mayor’s Gallery in Orlando City Hall and CityArts Factory to name a few. I joined the Society of American Mosaic Artists Board of Trustees in 2014 and have been a member since 2011.

Ian Brown

Professional Level Member

Materials ( granite, travertine, marble) approx. 8\'x13\'
Title:
Heliconia flower entryway
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Materials ( granite, travertine, marble) approx. 8\'x13\'

Mosaic is a art form that particularly appeals to me because of it long life and consistent beauty. Unlike most forms of art glass, tile and stone will be as vivid and beautiful centuries after it was created. The pieces I create are usually extremely time consuming and tedious but knowing most will be around long after I'm gone make it all worthwhile. The inherent beauty of glass and stone are a real joy to work with and sometimes think I owe the material for most of the appeal a finish piece exudes. On the other hand it's not uncommon for me to go to a natural setting and create a one hour piece using gathered elements from what the environment provides. These are usually whimsy and free flow and when I walk away I know I shall never see them again. At the end of the day it's really about having fun and assembling many individual pieces and making them come together to create a whole. I try not to take myself too seriously and keep creativity and fun central goals although this has been a challenge on a few projects.

David Chidgey

Professional Level Member

For me, beauty is not necessarily about something being perfect or whole. Perhaps this is why I am so drawn to the medium of mosaic. Individual fragments, imperfect and broken, can be combined and interwoven in such a way as to reveal a rich tapestry for the senses. So come with me now as I explore the dance between light and shadow, shape and texture, brilliant color and muted tones, spontaneity and balance through the language of mosaic. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do.

Gary Drostle

Professional Level Member

Award winning fishpond mosaic by Gary Drostle
Title:
Fishpond Mosaic
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Award winning fishpond mosaic by Gary Drostle

London based international award winning artist Gary Drostle specializes in large scale mosaics to commission for interior and exterior floors, walls and mosaic sculptures.
AWARDS:-
2016 NEW AWARDS! – National Railways Heritage Craft Skills Award
2015 Chester Civic Awards, Commended Public Realm Refurbishment
2015 2nd prize in the Prix Picassiette, Chartres, France
2014 Mosaic Arts International, Houston TX – 'Contemporary Innovation in Mosaic' award
2013 Mosaic Arts International, Washington – 'Best in Show' award
2012 Chester Civic Trust New Years Honours - Award
2012 Mosaic Arts International, Kentucky – Selected Architectural Juried
2011 TileLetter Awards (NTCA) Las Vegas – Winner Commercial Mosaic/Glass Award
2011 Mosaic Arts International, Austin TX – Selected Architectural Juried
2010 Mosaic Arts International, Chicago – Selected Architectural Juried
2009 Lake Oswego Arts Festival 'Cutting Edges: Contemporary mosaic art - Invited artist
2009 Mosaic Arts International, San Diego – Selected Architectural Juried
2008 Mosaic Arts International, Miami – ‘Best Architectural’ Award
2007 the Rouse Kent Public Art Awards

Kim Emerson

Professional Level Member

Kim Emerson has been creating mosaics for public and private spaces in the region of San Diego, CA since 1991. Her work is found as public art and in private collections in California, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, and Massachusetts. Kim specializes in large scale installations as well as small studio works. She is the founder of the San Diego Mosaic School were she teaches mosaic workshops of all mosaic methods from her own working studio on a regular basis in the Normal Heights community of San Diego.

Simone Esquibel

Professional Level Member

Simone Esquibel, Enchanted Passage, 2017, smalti, glass tiles, stained glass, decorative wire, dichroic glass
Title:
Simone Esquibel, Enchanted Passage
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Simone Esquibel, Enchanted Passage, 2017, smalti, glass tiles, stained glass, decorative wire, dichroic glass

"Being present in the moment is what draws me to the art of mosaics. I like to use different types of tile, smalti, stained glass, stones, and other pieces that call to me, because they all have their own unique energy and beauty. Any of them can stand alone, yet another kind of magic happens when they are brought together, creating a whole new piece."
Simone was born and raised in New Mexico, and now lives in Fort Mill, SC. She has been engaged in the art of mosaics since 2004. She enjoys nature; the landscapes of the southwest, and the Carolina Coasts particularly call to her. You'll see these places reflected in many of her mosaics, where she travels regularly for inspiration. Simone creates fine art abstracts and landscapes, home accent pieces, and enjoys teaching mosaic workshops.

Margaret Farratell

Professional Level Member

Year made:  2016  Glass, stainless steel
Title:
Apple Cheeks Sun
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Year made: 2016 Glass, stainless steel

I have found my way to making mosaics through painting, quilting and ceramics. Mosaics require similar skills but the rhythm of their creation is different. Piece by piece I place tiles, found objects, recycled glass, concrete and beads that are transformed from the myriad and formless to a new, comprehensible whole. The result comes out of the process: I discover the final work as I put each part in place.

Nature is my inspiration. Many of my designs include bugs, because bugs are everywhere. As a child I found four-leaf clovers, and I use them in my mosaics to pass on the luck I was sure they gave me. Suns are my signature pieces. The varied mosaic faces I create are surrounded by rays made from upcycled steel. I have been told that my suns shine and brighten moods, as well as rooms.

I design, choose the materials, physically cut and place each fragment and then wipe away the grout, making each mosaic a unique and timeless piece of art.

Bonnie Fitzgerald

Professional Level Member

Bonnie Fitzgerald, Bonnie by Bonnie, created in workshop with Carol Shelkin, completed 2013, Stained Glass
Title:
Bonnie by Bonnie
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Bonnie Fitzgerald, Bonnie by Bonnie, created in workshop with Carol Shelkin, completed 2013, Stained Glass

Since 2000 Maverick Mosaics has offered art education and unique learning experiences to both skilled and first time students drawn to the beauty and mystique of mosaics. We offer workshops in studio locations throughout the Washington DC area, including the Smithsonian Institution, lead international art travel adventures and host acclaimed mosaic artists from around the world who share their talents and masterful techniques. Dedicated to furthering the art of mosaic education Bonnie has authored two books: Bonnie Fitzgerald’s Guide to Mosaic Technique and 300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets.

Bonnie Fitzgerald

Professional Level Member

2017 MAI Juror\'s Choice Award, Site Specific
Title:
Palmer Park Community Center
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2017 MAI Juror\'s Choice Award, Site Specific

Bonnie teaches workshops throughout North America, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and leads study tours to destinations in Europe. Fitzgerald’s passion is designing and creating one-of-a-kind artwork and guiding art enthusiasts, young and old alike, on the journey to discover and develop their own personal artistic voice through the art of mosaics. Mentoring students and creating art are interdependent pursuits that shape Fitzgerald's artistic voice every day. She is the author of “Guide to Mosaic Techniques”” (2015) and “300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets” (2012), which has been translated into 5 languages.

Gail Glikmann

Professional Level Member

Mosaic with found objects, 7ft x 48in x 11in
Title:
African Mask
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Mosaic with found objects, 7ft x 48in x 11in

I have been an artist and sculptor all of my life. My work ranges from classical sculpture, bronzes, terra cotta, to mixed media. In the last 5 years, I have become fascinated with things that I have found in junk yards. My latest work combines mosaics and various found objects, metals, e-waste, etc. Mosaics offer the color and catch the light, making a statement about the fragmentation of life. Often the found objects are the inspiration for a new piece, but I never stray too far from the human form, because that’s what excites me. I don't know what direction my work will go, in the future, but I will always continue my love affair of the human form.

Jacki Gran

Visionary Level Member

Jacki Gran, Marisol, 2013, Smalti
Title:
Jacki Gran, \"Marisol\"
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Jacki Gran, Marisol, 2013, Smalti

Jacki Gran is a mosaic artist in Miami, Fl. She is the current President of the SAMA Board of Trustees. Jacki has created mosaic art for 14 years and her work can be found in private collections and has been exhibited in galleries and museums, most notably The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA and The Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, AZ.

Sandra Groeneveld

Professional Level Member

Stone on cement board  15.25\' x 17.5\"
Title:
Konijntje (aka bunny)
Caption:
Stone on cement board 15.25\' x 17.5\"

The permanence of my media along with the maze of small tiles, creating patterns and rhythms, draw me into their private realm. Ancient works & methods conspire to direct me as I interpret the world around me.

Yulia Hanansen

Professional Level Member

Yulia Hanansen with her \"Jupiter: Great Red Spot\" mosaic.
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Yulia Hanansen with her \"Jupiter: Great Red Spot\" mosaic.

Yulia Hanansen was born in 1972 in Moscow, Russia. She lived in Russia, Uzbek Republic, Lithuania, New York City, Ann Arbor, MI, and is currently residing in a charming city of Baltimore, MD, USA. She is a second-generation mosaic artist and has been professionally involved in mosaic making since 2001. The mission of her Mosaic Sphere Studio is to build public awareness about the quality of mosaics, and to exhibit the superb qualities of mosaic techniques. Mosaics are made for commission, or they can be purchased as ready-made pieces. Pieces include architectural installations, back-splashes, wall pieces, public and community projects. Along with mosaic artwork Yulia teaches mosaic art at the mosaic schools throughout the US and art foundations/printmaking at Towson University, Towson, MD.

Yulia is a recipient of numerous awards for her mosaic and printmaking artwork, including "Best in Show" prize at Mosaic Arts International, 2011.
Yulia's latest works represent her fascination with themes of nature, climate change, cosmos, and a connection of human beings to it. She is interested in depicting places and natural phenomena that are only noticeable with the help of technology. Her personal artwork uses layered glass mosaic technique, where tiles are glued on top of each other. Yulia's works have been exhibited in the galleries nationwide: Chicago, Seattle, Tacoma, San Francisco, New York City, Mesa, Miami, Lake Oswego, Ann Arbor, and other locations. Work has been collected by patrons in the USA (AZ, MA, NY, CA, IL, FL, GA, MI, TX, WA, OH, NY, PA, NJ, OR), Russia, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Israel, Australia, Italy, South Korea, and South Pole.

Rhonda Heisler

Professional Level Member

Rhonda Heisler, Aftermath, 2012; raku-fired tile, matte-finish ceramic tile, handcut opaque stained glass, on textured substrate
Title:
Rhonda Heisler, Aftermath
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Rhonda Heisler, Aftermath, 2012; raku-fired tile, matte-finish ceramic tile, handcut opaque stained glass, on textured substrate

I create custom mosaic fine art in handcut opaque stained glass, ceramic tile, and organic materials. My mosaics are animated by an exploration of color, line, rhythm, pattern, scale, texture, and the extraordinary properties of light. Styles include representational, Fauve-inspired, and abstract. I work spontaneously and expressively, using modulated color progressions and variations in the shape and texture of the tesserae to create visual metaphors for complex ideas. Clients include collectors, architects, designers, and art consultants for residential, hospitality, and healthcare settings. I am a past officer and board member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and have exhibited widely. Tour my website gallery at rhondaheislermosaicart.com.

Sonia King

Professional Level Member

Sonia King, VisionShift at Hall Arts in the Dallas Arts District, 2015, glass, ceramic, stone
Title:
Sonia King, VisionShift
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Sonia King, VisionShift at Hall Arts in the Dallas Arts District, 2015, glass, ceramic, stone

Sonia King, mosaic artist, educator and author, creates contemporary mosaic art for gallery, architectural and home settings. Her award-winning mosaics are exhibited internationally and represented in private, public and museum collections. Sonia King’s work presents a uniquely personal expression of the power of mosaic art to challenge the viewer and engage the senses: visual, tactile and emotional. The work is filled with the joy of discovery. Seemingly limitless blends of materials are woven together into complex compositions that are organic and familiar but stimulate the imagination. These mosaics explore the dynamic tension created when familiar organic shapes can be seen as both macro and micro visions of our landscape. Shapes that are simultaneously at rest and moving, pulling the tesserae together into a complex composition while exploring the interaction of each element and the mystery of the spaces between.

Kelley Knickerbocker

Professional Level Member

Kelley Knickerbocker, Incrocio (Crossing) I, 2014, Paper, gold smalti, stone, ceramic
Title:
Kelley Knickerbocker, Incrocio (Crossing) I
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Kelley Knickerbocker, Incrocio (Crossing) I, 2014, Paper, gold smalti, stone, ceramic

Born in 1963 in Seattle, Washington, Kelley Knickerbocker has been a fulltime practicing artist since 2006, when she traded in a secure 22-year management career at the University of Washington for the freedom to spend her days combining bits of stone, glass and tile into vibrant abstract compositions. Her ruggedly dimensional mosaic artworks are a textural distillation of her fascination with contrast, material properties and the technical challenges of mosaic construction. Kelley’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group shows in the United States and around the world, and her commissioned pieces grace many residential, commercial and public spaces. In addition to her mosaic studio practice in Seattle, WA, Kelley teaches workshops in mosaic design and technique throughout North America.

Michael J. Kruzich

Professional Level Member

\"Still Beating\" is a large-scale sculptural mosaic created for the Hearts for San Francisco Program benefitting the Trauma Center at San Francisco General Hospital. It represents aproximately 930 hours of work and over 54,500 hand-cut and laid tesserae in natural stone, Italian smalti, 24-k gold and Swarovski crystals
Title:
Still Beating!
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\"Still Beating\" is a large-scale sculptural mosaic created for the Hearts for San Francisco Program benefitting the Trauma Center at San Francisco General Hospital. It represents aproximately 930 hours of work and over 54,500 hand-cut and laid tesserae in natural stone, Italian smalti, 24-k gold and Swarovski crystals

Michael was trained at the prestigious Mosaic Art School in Ravenna, Italy by Maestra Luciana Notturni and her colleagues.
His work has exhibited nationally and internationally, winning awards at the annual “Mosaic Arts International” exhibits in 2010, 2011 and 2015 as well as appearing in several recent art and mosaic publications.  A professional member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, Michael is based in San Francisco, CA where he maintains his studio practice creating fine art mosaics, reproductions and commissions for private/commercial clients and teaching the classical Italian principles and methods of making mosaics.
Many aspects of my professional dance and theatrical background present themselves in my mosaic works. They are often characterized by  Light, Movement, Energetic Visual Dynamics and a high level of Detail. These are the what turn me on and motivate me the most.
In seeking to cope with the inner and outer chaos of our world today and an increasingly impersonal technological age, my creations tend to lean the opposite; toward the wonder and the natural beauty I perceive in the world, people and experiences around me.
My mosaic voice is always developing and I do not seek to confine myself to one style, but rather engage in whatever style of expression is calling and intriguing me at the moment. I take pride in being versatile and exploring new ideas that present themselves as well as mastering the traditional methods and styles that are at the foundation of my work. My work is owned by private collectors as well as private architectural installments.
He teaches in a no-frills, no-nonsense hands-on way. Courses are composed of lectures and demos on the classic principles and methods, but the majority of the course is actually “getting-to-work” and learning-by-doing.

Olga Ladina

Professional Level Member

NY
Title:
ArtExpo 2017
Caption:
NY

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." (Albert Einstein)

Maria Isabel Lopez

Professional Level Member

Mixed media of smalti, reflective glass, natural stones-lapis lazuli, quartz, chalcopryte, acrylic
Title:
Illuminati 2
Caption:
Mixed media of smalti, reflective glass, natural stones-lapis lazuli, quartz, chalcopryte, acrylic

"To create is a spiritual journey as I am God's creation. My chosen medium- mosaic , unleashes a radio drama that ordinary paintings could not convey.
Like my life and my films, every piece, color, and texture combined with the play of light is a process with unpredictable outcome.
Hand cut, cannot be altered and resistant, each artwork is a relationship till I move to the next.
I love the reflections- alive pulsating and changeable. Shining splendor! This is when I am most happy.
These are moments I humbly express my gratitude."

Brigitte MESSALI

Professional Level Member

Brigitte MESSALI, the KISS,2014,glass tiles,vitreous,millefiori
Title:
the KISS from Klimt
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Brigitte MESSALI, the KISS,2014,glass tiles,vitreous,millefiori

Mosaist artist since 6 years, French but living in the USA since 2001, travelled and worked around the world as diplomat herself then following her husband, especially in the Middle East. Currently in Jerusalem. 3 years diploma of mosaist from the ST Joseph university of Beyrouth.
My Design philosophy
Each piece of artwork is unique.
Each piece of artwork will bring you to another world full of colors, texture, scent and music.
I mix classic technics with contemporary design, copy of artwork or ancient mosaic , create my own design.
My Inspiration
From Middle East countries to Italia, Greece and South America
From pieces of linen, carpets and china
Always combination of colors and shapes
My Materials
Handmade cut tesserae of glass tiles, stone, mirror, broken china, millefiori, marble.
Participated in several exhibition in the USA, Israel.

Trish Metzner

Professional Level Member

Trish Metzner and Don Tacho, 2016
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Trish Metzner and Don Tacho, 2016

Cathleen Newsham

Professional Level Member

Cathleen Newsham, SOHO Penthouse Floor, 2015, Marble and gold tile floor mosaic
Title:
Cathleen Newsham, SOHO Penthouse Floor, New York, NY
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Cathleen Newsham, SOHO Penthouse Floor, 2015, Marble and gold tile floor mosaic

For nearly sixteen years, I have been designing, fabricating and installing decorative and functional mosaics for residential and commercial clients. I incorporate natural stone, handmade ceramic tile, porcelain tile, brilliantly colored glass and recycled treasures. I also teach Architectural Installation and Pique Assiette workshops throughout the United States.

Leilani Pacheco-Datta

Professional Level Member

Leilani Pacheco-Datta, \"Shiva & Siren\", 2016, Ceramic tile, Dichroic (fused), yellow onyx, stained glass,
Title:
Leilani Pacheco-Datta \"Shiva & Siren\" 8ft tall X 6ft wide (8 months to create)
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Leilani Pacheco-Datta, \"Shiva & Siren\", 2016, Ceramic tile, Dichroic (fused), yellow onyx, stained glass,

Leilani Pacheco-Datta was born and raised in Kona-Hawaii, and truly is a local artist. She started 15 years ago training in Italy, with stained glass masters. Her love of every medium in glass, has blessed her with the opportunity to train with the top masters around the World. Enzo Aiello; Rome Vatican Mosaic Artist, (and many others). She continues to train, as she feels you need to incorporate the newest products, and techniques into your work, and take a little something you learned from all your masters, and create your own voice in your art. As an artist, sharing her gift by teaching other students, has also been a highlight of her career. She has taught many students in all mediums of glass, and has her studio in Kona with a B & B, (the former vacation home of actor Tom Selleck), and welcomes all students to experience art, even if you have never done glass art before. You can check availability and get information on her website.
Her work is viewable on her website at www.hokulaniglass.com.

Lynn Ihsen Peterson

Professional Level Member

three large 18x36 panels resembling a Chinese New Year, eh?
Title:
Exuberance
Caption:
three large 18x36 panels resembling a Chinese New Year, eh?

I'm still at it, making tiles then creating mosaic images with them. I have been traveling more so the process is disrupted somewhat as I open my eyes and creative thought.

I have been selling art all my life, from illustration, painting, weaving, book making, cards and logos, singing in many bands and performing as Scottish dancer. Life never fails to intrigue.

Tamara A Rager

Professional Level Member

Tamara A Rager, Billy\'s Flowers, 2016, Granite, Marble, Limestone, Quartz, and River Rock. Mounted on Denshield and grouted with Customs Grount in Linen.
Title:
Tamara A Rager, Billy\'s Flowers
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Tamara A Rager, Billy\'s Flowers, 2016, Granite, Marble, Limestone, Quartz, and River Rock. Mounted on Denshield and grouted with Customs Grount in Linen.

Rager Custom Mosaics are distinctively created for your living space. I can dress your walls, zen your meditation room, and add a conversation piece to your office or public space.

My mosaics are created with the warmth and beauty of granite, marble, limestone, quartz, slate, and 24K gold glass.
I specialize in both Modern Contemporary and Roman Mosaics. I am known for taking a precious photo and recreating its non-identical twin into a feature piece of artwork.

I teach a direct set method and show all of my work in progress via social media #MosaicWIP.

Capturing a moment in time is golden like a piece of grain...small yet significant and my job is to create and release.

Betsy Rodman

Corporate Level Member

Ikebana
Title:
Ikebana

I am co-owner of Mosaic Oasis Studio & Supply, located in Arlington Massachusetts. We have created a space that is where the beginning mosaic student to the accomplished mosaic artist can enjoy and learn more about mosaic art.

Norma Haas Rosen

Professional Level Member

Mosaic at the entrance to the Watts Towers Arts Center completed April 2016. Materials include recycled tile, shell and glass pieces.
Title:
Watts Towers Art Center way-finding monument
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Mosaic at the entrance to the Watts Towers Arts Center completed April 2016. Materials include recycled tile, shell and glass pieces.

As a public artist for the City of Los Angeles, Norma Haas Rosen creates art including mosaics. She is an Artist in Residence on the campus of the Watts Towers and a member of the Garden Studio AIR Team. She works in the tradition of Simon Rodia, re-purposing ceramic objects, glass pieces, mirror and tile to create new beauty. Her work on the Watts Towers Arts Center campus includes a light pole bench, mural and way-finding monument. Her projects engage the community from teaching interactive classes for youth and parent advocacy to engaging volunteers of all ages who want to learn the art of tiling.

Rachel Sager

Professional Level Member

Artist/Teacher/Storyteller
Rachel, The Forager Mosaicist, works on the cutting edge of the contemporary mosaic fine art movement. Her innovative work has been represented in cities throughout the U.S. and internationally and has been awarded multiple Bests of Show in juried exhibitions. Her Marcellus Shale Series stands as a true Pittsburgh success story and her work is collected with passion by private clients and corporations all over the world. Rachel’s time spent studying with Italian maestros has shaped her mosaic philosophy, and she brings these classical techniques home to the here and now of Western Pennsylvania’s sandstone, limestone, slate, and coal seams. With feet firmly planted in the Allegheny Mountains, Rachel confidently shouts from the rooftops…“look at this beautifully imperfect corner of the world!”

Pamela Stratton

Professional Level Member

Pam Stratton
Title:
Pam Stratton
Caption:
Pam Stratton

I love the deep focus required to
make a mosaic and the process
of cutting and shaping the individual
tesserae of stone and glass.
Each piece has an ancient history
and a subtle beauty.
I hope people will appreciate and enjoy
the unique textures and amazing enduring
quality of the material. Perhaps they will get
lost in the flow as they tell their story,
and sing their ancient song.

Kathy Thaden

Professional Level Member

Kathy Thaden, Ripple Effect, 2014 - Marble, zipper, smalti, ceramic, millefiori, abalone, thinset, assorted glass, stone and wooden beads
Title:
Kathy Thaden, Ripple Effect
Caption:
Kathy Thaden, Ripple Effect, 2014 - Marble, zipper, smalti, ceramic, millefiori, abalone, thinset, assorted glass, stone and wooden beads

"Working with glass and stone is a transforming process. The pieces are broken, change shape, fit together, then made whole again - sometimes in unexpected ways. It is important to me in our 'throw-away' culture to reinvent discarded items or scrap glass into sacred art formed in prayer."
A full-time studio artist, Kathy's mosaics range from abstract sculpture and landscapes to liturgical wall hangings and commissioned works. she is a professional member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, Episcopal Church & Visual Arts, and serves as President of the Colorado Mosaic Artists.

Beverly Thomas Jenkins

Professional Level Member

Flowers From My Garden
Title:
Flowers From My Garden

Artist Statement
I have always dreamt in color and now I can take those images and put them down, tiny piece by tiny piece to make the dream come to life in my mosaics.
Mosaic art is one of the oldest art forms known to man and has many facets; endless colors, materials, designs, and styles. It is a truly diverse art form.
Beginning a mosaic is a huge thrill for me, it is hard to explain, but I liken it to receiving the most coveted present you can think of. The thrill is like an explosion in my mind and body. The excitement has to be contained and put onto my board. As this process continues the excited of completing the piece is again a swelling of feelings and pure enjoyment knowing something out of my mind and feelings has been created.
Enjoying life to me has to include mosaic!

Ruth Tyszka

Patron Level Member

Ruth Tyszka, Little Leo\'s Big Birthday, 2013, sculpture of glass and repurposed objects on polystyrene and wood
Title:
Ruth Tyszka, Little Leo\'s Big Birthday
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Ruth Tyszka, Little Leo\'s Big Birthday, 2013, sculpture of glass and repurposed objects on polystyrene and wood

My primary medium is sculptural mixed-media mosaic. In my current work, I often combine repurposed and found objects with a mosaic environment of glass and ceramic. While I use a wide range of materials, I gravitate toward materials offering the same strength, integrity and quality of permanence as historic mosaic, such as glass, stone, ceramic, concrete and occasionally and recently, plastic and metal. My current works focus on concepts including celebration, ceremony, society and the individual.

Patty Van Dolson

Professional Level Member

Patty Van Dolson,   \"We Are All Just Stardust\"   2013,  Stained Glass,  Mirror,  Vintage Jewelry
Title:
Patty Van Dolson, - \"We Are All Just Stardust\"
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Patty Van Dolson, \"We Are All Just Stardust\" 2013, Stained Glass, Mirror, Vintage Jewelry

I like shiny. Bold colors and sparkle make me happy. Mosaic, with its complexity of multiple bits and pieces, its light-gathering myriad of facets and textures, and its ever-changing sparkle of iridescent colors and shine is emotionally up-lifting and spiritually recharging. The versatility and almost unlimited creative possibilities of the medium of mosaic gives me the freedom to explore a turbulent time in my life. It’s as if the art is pent-up inside of me and needs to get out, but the clock is ticking...literally.
I have been fighting Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer (which means that it is incurable and terminal) since 2011. As much as I do not want to be defined by my breast cancer, it is now intrinsically intertwined in my persona and affects every aspect of my life and art. Art is a form of communication between the artist and the viewer. I use lots of color and symbolism to explore the emotional turmoil and upheaval of grappling with my terminal illness.

Susanne Vernon

Professional Level Member

Susanne Vernon, The Queen, 2013, glass, metal, hand made ceramic tile, picassiette, hand blown glass, found objects
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Susanne Vernon, The Queen
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Susanne Vernon, The Queen, 2013, glass, metal, hand made ceramic tile, picassiette, hand blown glass, found objects

I am simply inspired to share my interpretation of the beauty I find in this life and I hope to keep learning, teaching, experimenting, creating, and challenging myself through my art.

Nathalie Vin

Professional Level Member

Nathalie Vin - Multiverse - 2014 - smaltis, Glow-in-the-dark and gold tiles, clockwork parts, lego\'s, polymer clay moulding and computer parts.
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Nathalie Vin, Multiverse
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Nathalie Vin - Multiverse - 2014 - smaltis, Glow-in-the-dark and gold tiles, clockwork parts, lego\'s, polymer clay moulding and computer parts.

Nathalie Vin's practice has spanned the past 14 years, working now from her London based studio. She has been selected to exhibit in the most prestigious mosaic art exhibitions in the world and her work has been exhibited in museums in France and the US. She was recently awarded with a 'special distinction' for the notorious Picasiette Prize in France.

Nathalie is best known for her highly intricate work, intriguing and elegant designs and unusual materials.

Heather Vollans

Professional Level Member

Ontario
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128 Pleasant Ridge Road
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Ontario

My studios offer mosaic classes in Brantford Ontario. My portfolio includes public art, community projects, exhibiting, teaching in schools and private studio classes.

Deborah Williams

Professional Level Member

Deborah Williams, !Pop, 2016, glass, porcelain dishwear, sea spines
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!Pop
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Deborah Williams, !Pop, 2016, glass, porcelain dishwear, sea spines

My mosaic art is derived from the style known as Pique Assiette. It continues to evolve as I push the traditional boundaries incorporating materials that enhance rather than detract from the finished design. I work in the "spontaneous" mode in that my design is rarely developed beyond a few pieces, a color combination, or an idea. Each piece informs the next until the piece is informing me of next steps. I found mosaic after bring an artist my whole life. The layers, the colors, textures and ideas couldn't have been done when I was a young woman. Now my inspiration is endless.

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