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, May 16, 2010

It's Always Wine O'Clock Somewhere!

I finished two gorgeous wine coolers today but they need a tiny bit more work before I can post them. Therefore, I thought a little retrospective on a few of my other wine-related pieces from the past would be fun.

I am certain I've done three dozen of these wine coolers/carafes over the last few years. I got overwhelmed trying to choose just a few and it just so happens that these three were all for the same wonderful client who commissioned them for her close friends' gifts, Christmas of 2008. (Said wonderful client owns at least six her own self.) Above was for Clare.

Below is Vince's:

And Jayne's gift:

I totally forgot about this piece but I am sure it was my very first carafe, and definitely the funkiest to date! Sort of wish I had it around.

I sold this WINO frame at a show immediately after making it. Truly a one-of-a-kind piece! I was able to set the tiny ring watch to 5:00! That made the piece for me.

This wine o'clock clock was so neat. Gave it as full payment to the woman who designed my web site in exchange for her gorgeous work.

I can't believe I still have not sold this wine amphora. If I had to keep just one piece that I'd ever made, this would be it. I used a magnum bottle I moved from CO to NC along with the perfect handle from a Pier One Margarita pitcher that I broke. The Italian rose cluster on the front is stunning, I used some of my favorite floral china patterns, and at one time, there was no such thing as too much purple grout for me.

You can buy the wine amphora as well as this Wine and Roses mirror in my etsy store right now. Hurry! Run!

New wine carafes in a day or so.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous fun stuff...as usual. There's no such thing as too much purple anything. I know as nifty as these pieces are visually, they're also stout and feel good in the hand. I love stuff with SUBSTANCE in every sense of the word.