come party with me

I have been working on these two mosaics for the new public bathrooms at Coronado Spreckels Park for over a year. Now, all of a sudden, I find myself in a frantic race to get them installed and all spruced up just in time for the first concert in the park of the season. Come…

mosaic of flowers part 1, ready for installation

I’ve been working REALLY HARD on this for months. I’ve never worked with smalti on this scale before and the learning curve was significant. But I’m ready to deliver this beauty, and get going on the companion piece. You see, this one is just for the men’s bathroom. There is another one for the womens’…

bbmac donor wall

Another piece I’ve been working on is a donor wall for the Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex in Coronado, CA. This wall is to commemorate the long and short lane donors in the original construction of the pool. I hand carved the tiles out of clay and fired them in the kiln at the high…

jazz hands

I’ve been a busy bee. In the spring of 2016, I was hired Coronado High School to do one more student driven installation with the art classes. We completed our staircase masterpiece, “Jazz Hands” in May of 2016. Have a look at how great it turned out! I just want to say that this was an…

truckin’

Things are moving along over here. I have finished the two big sales that I signed up for, and am in the process of putting the pieces that didn’t sell online, so that you can (buy them, that is!) My adult ed class is two weeks from being over. I am truly amazed at the…

art in gelato vero & the talmadge art sale

Stop by this lovely cafe in San Diego some time this month, and check out the mosaics hanging on the walls by yours truly. It’s on Washington & India. Best gelato in San Diego. Also, my vase is on the mailer for the show I’m participating in May 5th! Do come. Or, check my Etsy…

shopping opportunities

Hi there… I’ve been hard at work creating pieces to debut at two different sales this May. I hope you can come and support the arts, and me! First, come to the Talmadge Art Show at Liberty Station on June 5th. This is a juried event that showcases and sells arts and crafts of a…

letter of confidence

I always appreciate it when satisfied and happy former clients take the time to write me a letter of appreciation or recommendation. Here is the most recent one I’ve received. Thank you Jill, friend and colleague out there in Mumbai, India! I hope there will be other collaborations for us in the future. It was…

adult education

A big thanks to my students and support system at Coronado Adult Education for the successful completion of yet another awesome mosaic class! I am always amazed at the stunning work that comes out of these sessions. Sign up now for the April-May course.

more vases

Log Cabin quilt pattern vase, 4 inches each side. More vases! I am enjoying making the vases. Small, one of a kind projects that are affordable and special. I think they would be great as gifts. Neither vase pictured here has been grouted yet. The square one pictured at left is actually going to be…

friday february fifteenth

I have been working on vases.  I just put the most recent one up on Etsy. I think they’d make a great gift, my mosaic vases…but I am, of course, biased. 😉 I used smalti for this on a glass form. Smalti is a beautiful, irregular glass mosaic material that has been used for centuries….

new website & new vase

I launched my new website, which I’ve been working on for months last night. You are on it right now if you are reading this. I went from doing my own design in dreamweaver to squarespace 6, which is a web building platform. I like it, and it is much easier for me to update…