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Chapel in the Woods

Here is a view of our mosaic at the Grotto in Portland. We have installed two smalti mosaic panels, and they will be blessed by Catholic priests on Oct 29 at 3 pm. We are expecting big crowds and, well … Continue reading

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Guadalupe- Panel 2

On a very wet day, we took the 2nd panel out of the studio to see it in the light! All the glorious golds shine in the cloudy daylight. It’s only half the size of the large main panel.  Title: … Continue reading

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Fountain workshop, San Diego

Here’s a sample of the work I will bring to the fountain mosaic workshop, Let the Water Flow, which I will teach on April 5, 2016 in San Diego at the SAMA conference. It’s amazing to add the meditative flow of water … Continue reading

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Blue Plate Special

Here is my new design of water fountain that has a flatter surface upon which to mosaic. This opens up for many new design possibilities, such as re-using plates.  

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Here’s to you, Portland

Portland Vitrified, a topographical relief, glass mosaic map of the Portland metropolitan area. This map has been created to show the volcanic buttes that reside in the city limits, and give name to the buildings at Portland Community College- SE … Continue reading

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BSE Mural- Day 18

The 5th grade would do the lettering, and this was really SMALL details. Because it had to fit in the “ring” that was next to the figures on the mural, the lettering pieces were just 3/8 inch each. Sometimes, we … Continue reading

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BSE Mural- Day 17

Here’s the Flat Earth map mosaic that will be installed in the front office. Thanks to the 4th grade for finishing  the tile work, and the 5th grade for doing the grouting.

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BSE Mural- Day 16

4th graders, they are a strange animal. But they gave such attention to detail. Here, Panda was laying thin-set cement on the back of the tiles that would be laid as a portion of the ocean on the indoor mosaic. … Continue reading

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BSE Mural- Day 15

Here’s the portion of the outdoor mural that the 4th grade would be working on. Can you recognize what that large white area is? look at its outline, that’s North America! the 4th grade would do all of North and … Continue reading

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BSE Mural- Day 14

So the solution of where we could put all this extra mosaic was to create another World mosaic. Where would this be located? Well, Ms Haskins thought it should go in the front office! Why not? So the 4th grade … Continue reading

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