The Arts Directory Of Transylvania County, NC
Fine Arts and Crafts
Elegant, whimsical and functional pique assiette and mixed media mosaic pieces using china, pottery, transferware and vintage jewelry.
Welcome! I've been creating whimsical and elegant, one-of-a-kind mosaics for over a 15 years and am delighted to be living in Brevard -- one of the most artistically inspiring regions of the country.
My strong obsession with color began in childhood, but the impulse to express it in a concrete way was thwarted. I cannot draw, paint, or sketch to save my life. The mosaics provide me with a very satisfying and forgiving outlet for my color fetish in a concrete, physical-world way.
The primary inspiration for my pieces comes from the materials themselves -- deeply saturated American pottery like Bauer, Fiesta and Franciscan; intricate and elegant china transferware patterns from 1800s England; a particular vintage broach that rocks my world. I am also guided by what I know and intuit about the intended recipient if it's a custom piece.
Lately, great inspiration is found in my jewelry mosaic pieces. What a creative palate cleanser they have been for me -- one of the most exciting phases of my work yet. Playing with all the shiny pieces of jewelry has tapped into a very exuberant part of me.
I welcome custom work so please feel free to contact me to explore ideas for co-creating a very special treasure for your home or gifts for loved ones. May you find joy and inspiration in this colorful and dynamic, always-evolving art form!