Don’t Fence Me In

One of the things I love about using space as a framing device around mosaic is that it allows each line to meander out to an organic end. Don’t get me wrong, the constraint of a hard boundary can have lovely creative implications, but for the moment I’m reveling in the frayed edges of the wide open.


Detail of Primordia, my submission to Prix Picassiette 2018 (Chartres, October)

New and on view in Seattle through 4/30/18: Four Bars

My latest series, Four Bars, made solely of recycled glass from our local Bedrock Industries, is on view at the Bounty coffeehouse/bar at 45th & Stone Way N in Seattle through 4/30. Sip, savor, see.

Four Bars (details)   Each 40” x 9”   Recycled glass, wire, mortar, pigment  

Four Bars (details) 

Each 40” x 9” 

Recycled glass, wire, mortar, pigment  


The Pause that Refreshes


As a one-woman shop, my To-Do list is always longer than my day. I'm a multitasking machine, and triage is often my resting state. Yesterday was no exception, but I gave in to the temptation to park the yapping world outside the studio door, pick up my most recently acquired materials (blown glass salvage from Bedrock Industries!), and with no particular plan in mind make them quickly do something interesting.  I find this sort of exercise both freeing and challenging; it's refreshing but also sharpening my intuition, perception, skill. My Sudoku, as it were.



After 12 years, a facelift. Smoother, tighter, no stitches at the hairline.

Thank you Shannon Spires for pointing me to Squarespace and getting me started, and thank you whizbang millenials at Squarespace who've simplified the tech enough that a techtard like me can design an attractive, functional, maintainable website start to finish and still have all my hair and fingernails intact. Not even any eyeroll whiplash!

Perhaps technology *will* save us...


My colleagues and friends in the Northwest Mosaic Arts Alliance are at it again. Come join us this Saturday 4-7pm for the opening, or come on by during the run to see this diverse yet cohesive exhibition.