I love creating mosaics and teaching others to mosaic as well. My pieces typically utilize glass, rocks, beads, and metal. I often combine mosaics with woodburning for a unique effect. Some of my favorite pieces have been mosaic guitars.
I share my love for mosaics by having Mosaic Breaks – Parties where you create a mosaic of your choice and donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. If interested in being on my email list for future parties, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase my art, click below and check out my Etsy store.
Shelley was first introduced to mosaics in Ravenna, Italy in 2005 where she took an intensive one week class in classic Italian mosaic work. The interest in creating mosaics was firmly seeded and after exploring different medium and techniques, she settled into her own style of using stained glass, semi-precious materials, and beads to create her whimsical and colorful works.
Shelley draws inspiration from her childhood in Colorado. She has vivid memories of staring into giant poppies, watching bees fly in and out of flowers, being memorized by humming birds and butterflies, and playing on rocks in cold streams. Shelley adores working with crystals, stones, and gems and incorporating them into her work.
Shelley works from her home studio in Apple Valley, MN and enjoys traveling around the United States and in Europe taking intensive classes from artists and adding to her arsenal of techniques.
Rebecca crossed over to mosaics from painting in 2002. Working with mixed media on a large scale, she continues to enjoy cataloging the flora and fauna of the south shore of Lake Superior. Rebecca uses a wide range of materials: glass, ceramic, jewelry, and found objects such as bicycle chains, nails, and bullet casings. She also incorporates text in most of her work. She creates handmade tiles from clay with information, nesting habits, bird calls, poetry, and literary quotes related to the subject.
After I took a mosaic class a few years ago, I came home, cleared out my basement and transformed it into an art studio. I love floral mosaics and have been learning a brush stroke technique that mimics impressionist paintings. I began selling this year in holiday boutiques and other shows. I mosaic mirrors and home décor, such as light switch plates, flowerpots, sun catchers, and ornaments.
To view some of my work, click on my Flickr site at Rebecca Carroll Mosaics
Ann is excited to be back at her artwork now that her children are older. She has been working with mosaics for the past 3 years. Most of her artwork focuses on the peace and beauty she sees in the world around her. Her pieces are reminders to pause and appreciate the little things in life. See what Ann is up to on Instagram under “annchisnell”.
I was just accepted to the Chicago Mosaic School certificate program which I am starting in April.
My work can be seen at the SEMVA Gallery in downtown Rochester, I just became one of the member artists.
My work is being featured in the April issue of the Rochester Visitor Magazine.
Kristin Dieng - Wonder Me Mosaics
Kristin Dieng is a fine mosaic artist, specializing in stained glass-on-glass artwork. She chooses to work in stained glass, highlighting the interaction between glass and light and the ways in which they dance together when illuminated. Kristin's creative motivation comes from her desire to respond positively to a chronic illness. For her, creating art provides an opportunity for finding purpose and enjoyment in life, and this enjoyment shines through her use of bright, colorful designs. Kristin specializes in landscapes, trees and flowers, as well as other designs involving nature; she also enjoys creating complex geometric patterns. All of her designs are created with hand-cut stained glass pieces, and Kristin often uses semi-precious gemstones, such as agates, geode slices and gems, in her designs to create additional points of interest.
As a mixed media and glass artist, I get to combine all of my passions. I don't have to settle on one medium to express myself. I can use a photograph or drawing and apply a stained glass mosaic on top of it. Glass is so versatile and I absolutely love the color palettes and combinations available to choose from.
I can also sculpt an object and apply all sorts of items to adorn it and create a 3D mosaic piece from scratch or I can re-purpose a 3D item into something totally new and whimsical.
My favorite aspect of my art is the puzzle element - each finished piece arrives by meticulously cutting and shaping or manipulating each element to fit together to achieve my desired end result.
I am constantly stimulated by nature. The swirl of a fern, the petals of a flower, and the puffs of the clouds – inspiration abounds in the natural world. I also thoroughly enjoy adding sparkle and shine to my pieces. Mosaics incorporate all of my favorite elements; color, texture and form.
All of my artwork includes some type of re-purposing in them. Whether it’s a plywood board that sat in my garage for several years, old jewelry I had since I was ten, unused coffee mugs randomly collected over the years or rocks I collected for decorative vase purposes, rather than throw them in the trash, I decided to do something with them.
Ultimately, my goal is to make custom art for others using their old items to create a masterpiece specifically to them.
Stacia Goodman is a self-taught, mid-career mosaic artist whose passion is creating large-scale public and private art. Her style leans toward fluid abstract patterns, playful representational, and calming “zen” organic.
She works with a variety of materials, and her mosaics often feature imaginative, unusual combinations (and contradictions) of tesserae that juxtapose different textures, shapes, reflective qualities, manufactured materials and upcycled found objects.
She is known for creating ground-breaking, enduring art with impeccable craftswomanship.
Call it a ‘passion’ or a ‘calling’ but I fell in love with the art of glass making nearly 20 years ago. It has been a great journey as I started with stained glass, then to fused and now mosaics. It started as a hobby and now I am fortunate to be doing glass making full-time.
I went to the The Chicago Mosaic School to learn the art and theory of Smalti Glass and fell in love with this particular glass trade. I work with art glass, smalti glass, jewelry, beads,s stones and metals and I love how each piece is unique and has it’s own look. Working with my hands, getting lost making glass for hours are a few reasons I have chosen this as my path.
I love mosaic and collage, especially exploring different materials and combinations. I use found objects (especially rusty metal, sticks, and other weathered items), thrifted jewelry and figurines, scrap glass, and up-cycled articles. Nature and animals are common themes in my work, especially birds, rabbits, and trees. And I love colorful and cheerful things! Check out my website at: www.kghoyt.com, or find me on Facebook @KellieGHoytArtist and Instagram @KellieGHoyt
I started making mosaics for fun in 2010. I hope my mosaics convey some of the joy that making them brings. I particularly enjoy working on designs that incorporate faith in some way.
You can see more of my work on Flickr by clicking the button below. Contact me at LLmosaics@yahoo.com
I’ve always been fascinated and inspired by the ancient and contemporary mosaic art that I’ve seen on my worldwide travels. I created my first piece in 2003 when I received my first instruction in mosaics at Laguna Gloria in Austin, Texas. I was immediately hooked.
Since then, I’ve taken classes and workshops from some of the best mosaic artists in the world, including Sharra Frank, Sonia King, Yulia Hanansen, and the Chicago Mosaic School. I’m constantly working on improving my skills and craftmanship. I’m a member of both the Minnesota Mosaic Guild and the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA).
I design and create decorative functional pieces as well as strictly decorative items. My work ranges from wall hangings and garden art to decorative vases, trivets, tables and trays. I combine a variety of materials to create texture and interest. I love to combine color effectively to make my pieces “pop”. All of my pieces sparkle and shine.
Artists draw inspiration from all aspects of life. Whenever I am asked how I come up with my creations, I am reminded of the first piece I ever made. I was on a trip to Lake Superior’s North Shore to go hunting for agates, see some friends, and take some photos of the landscape. Sitting on the rocky shore line, a horse fly decided to interrupt my agate picking and started biting at my ankles. After trying to ignore it for a few minutes, I was forced to walk into the cold water until it had completely covered my legs. The fly finally gave up and flew away, and I looked into the crystal-clear water and saw a great photo opportunity. I saw a great shot of a beam of light shining on the rocks and was hit with an idea. What if I combined this picture with some of the actual rocks? Ever since then I’ve created various framed art pieces using materials that help bring life to my photographs, such as rocks, driftwood, flowers and finally stain glass. I’ll never forget how spontaneous and lucky the moment with the fly was and with each future piece I hope to use each new and unique experience to make something new.
I’m a mix media artist that combines my loves of photography and mosaics into a unique one of a kind piece of art. The glass is hand cut and color matched to the photo, continuing the essence out onto the frame.
There is so much to love about this wonderful art form and no two artists produce the same work. We mosaicists take a cold, impenetrable material and with hundreds, thousands, or sometimes tens of thousands of pieces create art that has depth, softness and beauty. We can create a piece that is jaw-droppingly beautiful or a piece that is whimsical and makes us laugh. That intrigues me and keeps me at it.
Inspiration may come from nature, a single object, or an emotion or physical response to a situation or event. I’d love to capture, in my mosaics, how I perceive and view the world. I think when you can tap into that inner voice your mosaics are more meaningful to you and possibly others.
I love the gathering of the materials since it holds so much possibility. The birth of an idea made real by the concrete nature of the material which I can hold and touch.
I create mosaics from household crockery and other pieces of nostalgia.
My hope is to honor the past with art for the present.
Sheryl Tuorila has been creating handmade tile mosaics since 1999. With a love of contemporary art mixed with inspiration from the beautiful landscapes of Minnesota, Sheryl creates simplified imagery that hopes to capture that moment of awe. She also creates abstract work, public art, and installations for homes.
Visit her website for information on mosaic and tile making classes in her Northeast Minneapolis Studio.
I have been a mosaic artist for about 8 years. I took one class and fell in love with it. I enjoy seeing the process from an idea in my head, to a drawing I create, to color and material selection and then cutting, chipping and grinding glass and china to have that idea become a piece of mosaic art.
I love anything that sparkles and shines so working with glass, china and beads feeds that love completely.
I choose happy subjects because every day we all face the realities of life. I find that flowers, birds, nature and beautiful colors help balance our lives in a positive way. I think art should lift our spirits and feed our souls. I hope my mosaic art might do that for you.
I have been a mosaic artist for about 5 years. I fell in love after seeing the work of another local artist at an art show. I was so in love with the sparkle and complexity and thought to myself “I can do that” and immediately begin trying to create masterpieces of my own! Turns out, it is quite challenging and it has been a long journey getting my pieces to turn out the way they look in my head.
I use just about anything I can find in my pieces. I have used beads, shells, metal, coins, chain glass and clay! My focus is dimension, sparkle and whimsy! I love creating scenes that incorporate nature, animals and some element of silliness. Many of my pets have been featured in their own adventure scenes. I also enjoy creating glass on glass architectural details in homes, landscape scenes, cityscapes and neighborhood scenes as well. I continue to learn and try new things so I can’t wait to see what the next 5 years brings.
I started mosaicing about 15 years ago and my attraction to this art form grew out of my love of vintage china. I am also an antique dealer so I come across chipped dishes, vintage jewelry, and various trinkets that I incorporate into my work. Half of the fun for me is hunting for materials to use in my projects. I like to decorate home accessories such as table tops, picture and mirror frames, stools, lamp bases, bird houses, stepping stones, trays, etc. with mosaic. My designs are more of a whimsical or abstract style, rather than realistic.