Margo Anton has been a professional mosaic artist since 2004. While her first mosaics were mainly glass and tile, she has begun using a more eclectic mix of materials to indulge her love of texture and contrast. Her works have been shown in galleries and museums in her native Canada, in the USA, and Italy. Margo teaches and lectures on mosaic art in Canada and abroad. In February 2009, Margo began “Mosaic a Day” wherein she completes and blogs about the progress of each small-scale mosaic created in one day. She discovered the love of small-scale work and has become a leading artist and teacher in precision mosaic jewelry.
UK Artist, Emma Biggs' work is represented in public and private collections and in museums. She has made architectural mosaic for clients across the world including Westminster Cathedral, Buraimi Mosque in Oman, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Cabinet War Office, the US Embassy in London, banking institutions, the world of commerce and retail, homes of celebrities, governmental officials and more. She set up the influential company Mosaic Workshop in 1987, which went on to be the UK's most thriving studio. She has been working solo since 2006.
Emma has received awards for public art projects in Sheffield and Gosport. Her large scale temporary installation in York called “Five Sisters” and the ‘Made in England’ project for the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent have been well documented and acclaimed. Author of four books on mosaic, lecturer, keynote speaker, Senior Tutor at West Dean College and teacher at numerous Art Colleges across England for the past 20 years, Emma is an authority on mosaic art.
In addition to mosaic, she and her partner Matthew Collings, are award winning painters exhibiting work in London, New York, Prague, Liverpool and Fort Worth.
16"h x 12"w, Marble, glass and smalti
16"h x 12"w, Marble, vitreous glass and smalti
Broken Triangle and Line
16"h x 12"w, marble, viteous glass and smalti
Detail, Striped Panel
60"h x 40"w, vitreous glass in a custom brushed aluminum frame
Jo Braun is a self-taught visual artist with a PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Iowa, where she was a National Science Foundation laureate. After a few years conducting consumer research in a corporate environment, she left to build her art-making hobby into a full-time career. As a studio artist, her work explores the evolution of human consciousness; as a teacher and writer, she promotes critical postmodern approaches to art making among her self-taught colleagues. Maintaining both a public art career and an experimental studio practice, Ms. Braun has numerous public and private art installations in the Pacific Northwest region, and shows her work internationally.
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19.5"h x 13.5"w, Ceramic and glass on hand formed cement panel, $850
7.5"h x 5.5"w, Porcelain, found hardware, and mortar on hand formed cement panel $250
10"h x 8.5"w, Ceramic, found hardware and mortar on hand formed cement panel $300
12"sq, Ceramic, glass and mortar on hand formed cement panel $500
Parchment No. 2
20”h x 16”w x 1”d, Vintage Japanese porcelain, mosaic gold, mortar and oil and hand formed cement panel, $1300
Parchment No. 2, detail
Portals No. 2
20"h x 13"w x 1"d, Vintage porcelain, mortar and pigment on hand formed cement panel, $850
Glazed ceramic, recycled glass tile, pigment, and thin set mortar on hand formed cement panel, 29"h x 39"w x 3"d, $3100
Detail, Great Silence
Sonya Louro Do Rego
Sonya Louro do Rego was born and grew up in South Africa and moved to Europe after graduating in Fine Arts at Rhodes University in 1999. In 2008 she graduated as a master mosaicist from the 'Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli' in Italy. She currently works as an independent mosaicist and teacher in Udine, Italy. She has participated in numerous exhibitions both in Italy and abroad, including 'Primo Premio Internazionale GAEM in Ravenna (2011) and 'Mosaicisti d'Artista' at Villa Manin in Passariano (2012).
25.5"h x 25.5"w, Shells and marble, $4250
22"h x 22"w, Handmade synthetic tesserae and natural thorns, $1750
24.5"h x 7"w, Shells and smalti on wood with fabric, $850
24.5"h x 7"w, Stones, smalti, Gold on wood with fabric, $850
13"h x 40.5"w Shells and smalti on wood with felt, $1020
Trained in classical mosaic in London and Venice, Chicago area native, Vicki Hanson-Burkhart has been making mosaics since 1997. Exhibited in juried shows including Mosaic Arts International; recognized and awarded, her mosaics include public art, private commission and fine art. Partner and Studio Artist at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, NC for the past three years, Vicki has been active in exhibition organization, business administration, sales, marketing and teaching. Vicki is now Principal of M3.
Detail, Magnetic Connection
Magnetic Connection - in Action
Reposition-able magnetic frames of ambrosia maple make this interactive artwork never-ending creative fun.
20"h x 60"w, Ambrosia Maple, smalti, gold, mdf, metal plates, and magnets. $3000
Twists & Turns
20"h x 56"w, vitreous glass, iridized glass and millefiori. $4200 SOLD
Mona Magdi Kenawy
Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1969, Mona earned her Master and PhD of Fine Arts at Alexandria University in 1998 and 2004 respectively. She is a member of several national and international associations and the Associate Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Alexandria. Mona Magdi Kenawy has been a participant at several group exhibitions both national and international since 1992, as well as 7 Solo Exhibitions from 2006-2013 in Egypt, Italy and France.
20"h x 28"w Marble, paper clay, volcanic stone, gold, colored plaster. $4000
Born in Ehime Japan in 1953. Graduated from the University of Fine Art and Music of Tokyo in 1977. He began to make mosaics in 1978. He went on scholarship to Firenze, Italy to study at the “Istituto Statale dell’Arte”. Upon returning to Japan in 1982 he began working as a mosaicist, realizing more than 80 murals. Kii has received numerous awards including second prize at Picassiette 2000, first prize at Picassiette 2002 and 2008. Prize of Encouragement at the Kajima Sculpture Contest 2004. Finalist of the Orsoni prize in Venice Italy 2007. First prize at Mosaic Biennale 2011 (Japan). Exhibition in Moscow “Reliquary” 2011. Jury’s special award at Picassiette 2012. Prize for the outstanding quality of work at the mosaic exhibition in Florence “Musiwa” 2013.
Sleeping Under the Ground
7.5"h x 15.5"w, Marble $1500
Michael trained at the prestigious Mosaic Art School in Ravenna, Italy by Maestra Luciana Notturni and her colleagues. His work has exhibited nationally and internationally, winning awards at the annual “Mosaic Arts International” exhibits in 2010 and 2011 as well as appearing in several recent art and mosaic publications. A professional member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, Michael is based in San Francisco, CA where he maintains his studio practice creating fine art mosaics, reproductions and commissions for private/commercial clients. He also teaches the classical Italian principles and methods of making mosaics both in his studio and as a guest artist in various mosaics schools around the country.
"My professional background has been mainly in the live theatre; more specifically as a ballet dancer and choreographer. Many aspects of my theatrical background present themselves in my mosaic subjects. They are often characterized by movement, dramatic and subtle color/ light contrasts and a high level of detail. My work is rooted in the classical Italian mosaic tradition. I have an affinity for antiquity, mythology and the heroic, and my natural attractions lean toward figurative renderings. Often my work is also about fusing those ancient techniques into contemporary themes and subject matter to inspire and create an experience for the viewer.
I work with natural stone, and Italian glass, primarily using ancient techniques developed in Italy before and during the Byzantine period. I find the qualities of these materials, combined with the classical methods, convey a sense of timeless strength, importance and elevation to whatever subject is rendered in this meticulous discipline.
Art has been my life’s work. I approach it with great passion, devotion and responsibility. To create an enveloping experience for the viewer is my goal, and in every discipline I bring together many detailed pieces to make up a grand overall impression. I enjoy the challenge of creating the illusion of seeing colors and shapes blending together like painted objects. My mosaic voice is always developing and I do not seek to confine myself to one style, but rather engage in whatever style of expression is calling and intriguing me at the moment. I take pride in being versatile and exploring new ideas that present themselves as well as mastering the traditional methods and styles that are at the foundation of my work. My work is owned by private collectors, as well as private architectural installments." -- Michael Kruzich
2014, 4'x3', Stone, smalti and tinted cotton. Original photo by Dana Damewood.
Una Piccola Grazia
Smalti and vitreous glass. 6.5"x14"
18"x16"x16" Stone and smalti.
Smalti and stone. 14" diameter
Sandra Naxara is a young Brazilian artist. She began working in mosaic in 2000. Her interest in mosaic developed into a passion, which took her to London where she worked as an assistant in Emma Biggs’ studio for four years. Sandra’s work has received acclaim, selected for exhibition in London in 2010. On her return to Sao Paulo in 2012, she established Sandra Naxara Mosaicos, and more recently, the School of Mosaics (Escola de Mosaicos) with the Brazilian mosaic artist Isabel Ruas.
48.5" h x 12.5"w, smalti, glass $1900
A graduate of the University of Dallas and a 1987 Rotary Foundation Graduate Scholar to Italy, Julie began making mosaics in 1991. Working in diverse mosaic media she has completed many residential, commercial and public art projects in the US, Mexico and Spain. Well known for her many architectural mosaic installations, her true passion for mosaics is most evident in her fine art sculptures. Julie’s mosaics have been included in many juried shows throughout the US and Italy including the international “Opere del Mondo” juried exhibition as part of the 2011 Ravenna Mosaico Biennial festival. She has been awarded Best 3-D Mosaic in 2011, Juror’s Choice in 2009 and “Members’ Choice” in 2007 in Mosaic Arts International, as well as the international Grand Prize from Orsoni Smalti Veneziani, the Italian glass company. Her work has appeared in national and international publications. A frequent traveller to Italy she leads Mosaic Masterpiece Tours to Rome, Florence, Venice and Ravenna. Julie also plays an active volunteer role in creating public art mosaics with local charitable and educational organizations.
24"h x 10"w, Italian smalti, turquoise, pyrite and 24k gold smalti on Hexlite panel. This work is Outdoor Friendly. $1295
24"h x 10"w, Mexican and Italian smalti, turquoise, 24k gold smalti and hematite on Hexlite panel. This work is Outdoor Friendly. $1295
24"h x 10"w, Marble, Italian and Mexican smalti and ammonite fossil on Hexlite panel. This work is Outdoor Friendly. $1295
Common Heritage: New Grange II
8"h x 23"w, Stone and Glass, $1150
Common Heritage: T'ahu'u Spirit Keeper
16.5"h x 12"h, Natural Stone, $900
While living in Tokyo, interested in patterns and abstraction, she found herself captivated by mosaics. She travelled to the UK to learn more, and began experimenting with the possibilities of color mixing and color harmony. After working as an assistant to Emma Biggs in London, she returned to Japan earned an Art degree and studied with master mosaicist, Toyoharu Kii. Yumie has since been working independently in Tokyo. Her work has been exhibited in Japan and the US. She is fascinated by the complexity of life and its interactions. Yumie’s work brings together pattern and color harmony, the complex and the serene, beauty with chaos.
Detail, Flower Field
Detail, Flower Field
16.5"h x 23.5"w, marble and smalti. Private Collection - NFS