Everything Mosaic/Coming Up

We had a great time last night creating Mosaics to Go! with our local Book Club. This group of adventurous ladies has done everything from planting a vegetable garden based on their reading, to Zentangle, to hiking the White Mountains here in NH. Now they can add a Mosaic workshop to their resumes! We had a lot of fun and I hope they’ll come back for future projects.

Tomorrow is the Company C, Concord Arts Market collaboration featuring everything for your home; furnishings, decoration and everything in between. I’ll be showing my mosaic furniture and Architectural Mosaics in the form of back splash panels for sinks, showers and fireplaces. It’s a beautiful, theatrically lit venue full of cheerful color and pattern- the perfect fit for mosaics and all the other artists and crafts people’s works. There will be fantastic live music as well. We’ll be there tomorrow 4/28 from 10 am to 4 pm. We hope you’ll come out to say hello!

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Arts Market Collaboration with Company C

This Saturday, April 28th, from 10 am to 4 pm, I’ll be at the Company C store in Concord, NH.
http://www.companyc.com/concord-nh.htm
This show will combine the best of our local Arts Market with the gorgeous colors and patterns offered by Company C. In a humongous warehouse, one can enter the theatrically lit setting filled with beautiful patterned rugs, cheerful painted furniture, pillows and throws of all descriptions. By itself, it’s a visual treat to be sure, but add in all the artists and craftspeoples works and you have magic! I’ll be displaying my newest Architectural Mosaic panels, along with some mosaic furniture and pieces for your home. I hope you all can come out to see what we’re doing. Company C is on a side road in the city, worth searching out! Please come say hello!

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Spring and Summer Workshops and Events at Kast Hill

March is in like a lamb and out like a lion… what’s with this wind today?!?  Good thing all the sculpture in the yard is made of cement…

I’ve spent a good part of this day updating my calendars but it’s been crazy.  Almost as soon as I post something, another opportunity comes along I just can’t refuse.  So… it’s going to be a crazy, busy and super fun spring and summer (as long as I can keep it all together!)  Maybe I can manage to schedule in a vacation this year, what a concept…  Anyway, I’m so psyched to announce that I’m finally able to offer the 3-D Lightweight Armature building for outdoor sculpture class that you all have been asking me about for so long.  Time and space have opened up and I can now offer this week long class here at my studio.  It’s going to be awesome!  I’ve been collecting mosaic materials for so long; china shards, glass bits and odds and ends, that I can now say there are plenty of materials to work with.  Weather cooperating, we can work outside on the deck or in the yard.  I’m going to limit the class size so there’ll be plenty of one on one attention.  You won’t want to miss this one for sure.

Take a look at my other offerings and I hope you’ll find something that you just have to come to.  I’m so excited to share all the new materials and techniques I’ve discovered.  Whether it’s a workshop or a Community Mosaic Project, you just have to come out and play!  Be sure to check both the Workshop and the Events pages to see the complete listings.

 

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Kast Hill Studio Mosaics at the NH Home Show

Wow! What a great time! The show was huge, so many vendors, and my head is still spinning from the literally hundreds of enthusiastic people I talked with. I’m thrilled to say that my pique assiette (broken china) back splashes and fireplaces inserts were met with much interest and positivity. It was very fulfilling to introduce so many people to something they’d never seen before, something I’ve been loving doing for so long! Thank you to all of you who showed up to say hello and offer support, especially those much needed leg stretching breaks! I came super close to finishing the mosaic I started Friday morning and hope to finish it over the weekend. As soon as I do, I’ll post the photo. I met so many wonderful people it was a real pleasure taking part in the show.

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Mosaics at the New Hampshire State Home Show., Manchester, NH

ImageI’m so excited to be participating in the NH State Home Show this weekend!  This image is of one of my newest mosaics called “Kitschen Back Splash”.  I’m focusing on what I call architectural mosaics for installation in homes and workplaces; think back splashes behind your stove/sink, around your fireplace,  shower or tub walls, your entryway.  You can never have too many mosaics!  Anything that doesn’t move can be covered in mosaic.  So, I’ll be doing a demonstration of the “Pique Assiette” style of mosaic- that is mosaics using broken china and found objects.  Yes, I get to use my hammer to break china on purpose!  Really a great stress reliever… This show will be really fun to visit.  There are over 300 booths of everything building related from designers to builders and everything in between.  I’ll be in the South Hall in the New England Made section.  So put on your galoshes and come on out all you hearty New Englanders!  What else do you have to do?!?  For details; http://www.nhhomeshow.net/home-show.html

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Mosaics at the New Hampshire State Home Show., Manchester, NH

ImageI’m so excited to be participating in the NH State Home Show this weekend!  This image is of one of my newest mosaics called “Kitschen Back Splash”.  I’m focusing on what I call architectural mosaics for installation in homes and workplaces; think back splashes behind your stove/sink, around your fireplace,  shower or tub walls, your entryway.  You can never have too many mosaics!  Anything that doesn’t move can be covered in mosaic.  So, I’ll be doing a demonstration of the “Pique Assiette” style of mosaic- that is mosaics using broken china and found objects.  Yes, I get to use my hammer to break china on purpose!  Really a great stress reliever… This show will be really fun to visit.  There are over 300 booths of everything building related from designers to builders and everything in between.  I’ll be in the South Hall in the New England Made section.  So put on your galoshes and come on out all you hearty New Englanders!  What else do you have to do?!?  For details; http://www.nhhomeshow.net/home-show.html

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Mosaics at the New Hampshire State Home Show

ImageI’m so excited to be participating in the NH State Home Show this weekend!  This image is of one of my newest mosaics called “Kitschen Back Splash”.  I’m focusing on what I call architectural mosaics for installation in homes and workplaces; think back splashes behind your stove/sink, around your fireplace,  shower or tub walls, your entryway.  You can never have too many mosaics!  Anything that doesn’t move can be covered in mosaic.  So, I’ll be doing a demonstration of the “Pique Assiette” style of mosaic- that is mosaics using broken china and found objects.  Yes, I get to use my hammer to break china on purpose!  Really a great stress reliever… This show will be really fun to visit.  There are over 300 booths of everything building related from designers to builders and everything in between.  I’ll be in the South Hall in the New England Made section.  So put on your galoshes and come on out all you hearty New Englanders!  What else do you have to do?!?  For details; http://www.nhhomeshow.net/home-show.html

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Mosaics at the New Hampshire State Home Show

ImageI’m so excited to be participating in the NH State Home Show this weekend!  This image is one of my newest mosaics called “Kitschen Back Splash”.  I’m focusing on what I call architectural mosaics for installation in homes and workplaces; think back splashes behind your stove/sink, around your fireplace,  shower or tub walls, your entryway.  You can never have too many mosaics!  Anything that doesn’t move can be covered in mosaic.  So, I’ll be doing a demonstration of the “Pique Assiette” style of mosaic- that is mosaics using broken china and found objects.  Yes, I get to use my hammer to break china on purpose!  Really a great stress reliever… This show will be really fun to visit.  There are over 300 booths of everything building related from designers to builders and everything in between.  I’ll be in the South Hall in the New England Made section.  So put on your galoshes and come on out all you hearty New Englanders!  What else do you have to do?!?  For details; http://www.nhhomeshow.net/home-show.html

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Mosaics at the New Hampshire State Home Show

ImageI’m so excited to be participating in the NH State Home Show this weekend!  This image is one of my newest mosaics called “Kitschen Back Splash”.  I’m focusing on what I call architectural mosaics for installation in homes and workplaces; think back splashes behind your stove/sink, around your fireplace,  shower or tub walls, your entryway.  You can never have too many mosaics!  Anything that doesn’t move can be covered in mosaic.  So, I’ll be doing a demonstration of the “Pique Assiette” style of mosaic- that is mosaics using broken china and found objects.  Yes, I get to use my hammer to break china on purpose!  Really a great stress reliever… This show will be really fun to visit.  There are over 300 booths of everything building related from designers to builder

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Mosaics at the New Hampshire State Home Show

ImageI’m so excited to be participating in the NH State Home Show this weekend!  This image is one of my newest mosaics called “Kitschen Back Splash”.  I’m focusing on what I call architectural mosaics for installation in homes and workplaces; think back splashes behind your stove/sink, around your fireplace,  shower or tub walls, your entryway.  You can never have too many mosaics!  Anything that doesn’t move can be covered in mosaic.  So, I’ll be doing a demonstration of the “Pique Assiette” style of mosaic- that is mosaics using broken china and found objects.  Yes, I get to break china on purpose! 

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