Welcome! I am a self-taught pique assiette ("broken from plate")
mosaic artist who has been creating whimsical and elegant pieces since 1998. This is a wonderful way to combine my love of color, vintage pottery, china and jewelry into one alchemical medium. Each one-of-a-kind piece reveals itself to me moment by moment. I'm not always sure where the piece will go when I begin, but the piece knows!

I especially love custom work and I welcome wholesale opportunities.

You can visit my rarely-updated-but-very-cool personal web site here, and my not-updated-since-forever portfolio over on EBSQ here. Both sites contain many of my past creations, sold and commissioned, that will inspire you to lofty and dizzying heights should you wish to commission your own piece. You can also go to my etsy store to BUY STUFF NOW! Please.

email me: lauraw217@gmail.com

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tommy's Trippy Tip Cups

The current fun project on my table is creating mosaic tip cups for the (soon-to-be) three eateries at Cashiers Village. The owners of Tommy's Coffee Shop and Zeke & Earl's match every tip that the employees receive and donate the money on a quarterly basis to the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society.

I found three huge coffee mugs at Michael's and bought a bunch of great dog and cat figurines on etsy and eBay. The most time consuming part has been gluing them all on since the cup has to lie flat for at least 24 hours so the mastic can really set up.

(Disclaimer: those two black and white cats you see on the mug lips were not secure enough. After one popped off when I bumped it, I ripped the other one off too. Will have to rethink my choice of glue and how to stabilize them up there, clearly.)

I just love this white cat sticking out but I know it's only a matter of time before it gets whacked off, too. Hopefully after the grout has dried it won't be so precarious.

See what happens when you don't spay and neuter!

The ever-present Creative Director looking annoyed, as usual, that she can't be in my lap or lying smack on top of the pottery shards.

1 comment:

  1. Cute as Christmas. I'd lay some serious tips in those cups...as in paper money. Not just change. Bummer about pieces popping off. I hate when that happens. If they could just be ornamental, you'd be all set. Practicality is forever rearing its damn head.