As a mosaic artist, I find inspiration from many places; scenes outside my car window, a picture from one of my travels, a tree I see through my living room window, or even a simple greeting card. From these images a desire to make art springs up.
For example, Cherry Blossoms was a thank you card I received from a friend. I enjoyed the image so much (mostly the circular, colorful blossoms) that I wanted to make a Cherry Blossoms mosaic.
Posted by Kim
Hildreth Meiere (1892-1961) a well known and prolific decorative artist of the 1930s, worked in many mediums, but her specialty was mosaic. She was highly influenced by the Art Deco style and her bold and vibrant designs grace many public spaces including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Bartholomew’s in New York City as well as the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Meiere’s work was unknown to me until Kim and I went to New York City and saw the MOBIA’s (Museum of Biblical Art) current exhibit “Walls Speak, The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meiere.” Excellence is always inspiring and Meiere’s work exemplifies the idea that fine art is not a luxury for public or even private spaces, but can become so integral to a place that it would seem incomplete without it. For more information on Meiere and the exhibit you can click here.
Posted by Molly
During the autumn of 2006, the Workshop unwittingly began with the acceptance of my submission to a local exhibition competition (Horses – Saratoga Style). The magnitude of the project was quickly realized and, in retrospect, it was an enormous undertaking. Fortunately, the project generated the energy to propel us forward into the vast world of mosaic. After completing Starry Night, I traveled to Venice to study design and color with master mosaicist Lucio Orsoni.
Posted by Ben
Our Summer 2012 class schedule has been posted. We’re very excited for this inaugural public class offering. The workshop has been steadily building to this point since our inception, a story we’ll be sharing in a later post, and it feels great to be on the brink of this next phase of the workshop. We’ll be posting new galleries from past private classes which covered the same projects. These classes were used to gauge feasibility of the projects, material needs, class size, space requirements and other various factors to ensure that our course offerings were up to our standards. To check out the schedule click here.
Posted by Ben
We’re working on getting our site up and running so that you can view some of our past work, browse through past class photos and get to know us. In the mean time do not hesitate to call or stop in if you have any questions.
Posted by Ben