Amy Leyden

I love reusing ceramic cups, saucers and plates to combine and create a new piece of art. Finding a one-of-kind ceramic object at a flea market is the most enticing challenge! Painting was never very enjoyable for me as I felt so pressured to get every paint stroke just perfect on the canvas. Working in mosaics is so much more liberating for me. The technique of nipping the edges of a plate or saucer is so much more relaxing. Not every piece needs to be perfect. (Ok, sometimes I make it perfect with my grinder.)


My favorite subject to mosaic is a famous painting that has many patterns and colors. It’s so rewarding to find a ceramic that matches a part of the painting!

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