Mosaics had a hold on me right from the start. I had been searching for a creative means of expression, different from the music I had been playing for the previous 35 years. While I enjoyed playing the string bass in community orchestras, I wanted my voice to be heard.
When I took that first mosaics workshop with artist Jackie Stack-Lagakos, I realized that I found my creative passion. Falling in love with mosaics meant also falling in love with glass. And I haven’t stopped making glass mosaics since.
I have had the continued good fortune to hone my skills under great teachers. Along with Jackie, I have learned under Jonathan Mandell, Gina Huber, Laurie Mika, and Carol Shelkin, as well as many others.
Living in South Jersey, I have been honored to have shown my work in many wonderful venues, including The Old City Jewish Art Center in Philadelphia; The Blank-Rome Arts, Books & Culture Festival in Cherry Hill, NJ; Art Blooms Festival in Cherry Hill; the Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; The Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia.
Mosaics has opened a whole new world to me and brought me exciting experiences and many new friends. I am a proud past board member of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia.