I’m a mosaic-based visual artist/instructor, in practice for nearly 20 years now. My studio is in my hometown of Seattle, but my collectors, clients and students are all over the world. I’m strongly materials-based, and like many mosaic artists my first-love material was stained glass, which I explore in a rather structural way. Over the years I’ve branched out to many other types of glass, including blown glass and the amazing, challenging recycled glass of Seattle’s Bedrock Industries (all glass lovers must visit!), and now combine it with everything I can get my hands on. Never gets old.
Chill Season, 2011 10″ x 10″ Layered art glass, unglazed porcelain, millefiori, fused glass skittles on mirror substrate.
Points of Balance, 2012 18″ x 18″ Confetti glass, unglazed porcelain, vintage Italian enamel glass, gold-leafed Italian enamel glass on mirror substrate.
Red Earth Yield, 2012 6″ Square Stained glass, vintage Italian enamel glass, copper sheeting, gold-leafed Italian enamel glass on mirror substrate.
True at the Same Time, 2012 30″ x 14″ Slag glass, glass gems, glass disks, glazed and unglazed porcelain, millefiori, beach slate, broken rocks, and art glass on a handformed substrate.
A Circular Logic, 2013 16″ x 14″ Glass gems, glass stringers, glass cane, glass beads, porcelain, wire, pigmented cement mortar on handformed substrate.
Pirouette, 2014 21″ x 13″ Recycled glass tile (Bedrock Industries), gold-leafed Italian enamel glass, mortar.
Tether, 2015 10″ x 8″ Italian enamel glass scrap, mortar.
Ring Study No. 4 (Rosary) 2016 14″ x 12″ Clear iridized art glass, horn rings, glass tile, mortar.
Snake Seed 3, 2016 5″ square Tumbled clear textured art glass, Italian glass, gold-leafed Italian enamel glass, mortar.
Shedding Light, 2016 21″ x 12″ Tumbled clear textured art glass, gold-leafed Italian enamel glass, faceted glass tile, mortar.
Weight and Sea, 2017 15″ x 13″ Crockery, iridized glass tile, glass tile, glass beads, mortar.
Glad, 2018 40″ x 9″ Recycled glass tile (Bedrock Industries), blown glass, millefiori, mortar.
Suture Self, 2018 18″ x 16″ Tumbled cut glass, wire, shell, metal shavings, mortar.
Among the Furrows, 2019 23″ x 20″ Recycled glass tile (Bedrock Industries), paper towels, crockery, Italian gold-leafed enamel glass, mortar.
Rough Opening, 2019 16″ x 12″ Tumbled clear textured art glass, glass tile, epoxy putty, steel cable, metal shavings, mortar.
Remote Possibility, 2022 9″ x 8″ Twigs, clear textured glass (over blue-pigmented mortar), recycled glass tile (Bedrock Industries), epoxy putty, rust accretions, mortar.
Wintergreen, 2022 7″ x 8″ Salvaged iridized glass, glass tile, unglazed porcelain, Italian enamel glass, epoxy putty.
After Mercator, No. 1, 2023 4.5″ x 9″ Recycled glass tile (Bedrock Industries), crockery, cut/faceted glass blobs, glass beads, mortar.
For more about my work and courses, find me at
Rivenworks.com, https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=rivenworks%20mosaic on Facebook, @k2makes on Instagram, and https://mosaicartsonline.com (online courses). I’ll also be teaching a series of 4-day abstract exploration workshops in Seattle this September.; hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.