My work is a style of mosaic art called "Pique Assiette". The name comes from the French pique-assiette, meaning "one who eats from others' plates". It is a style that incorporates pieces of broken ceramics—plates, dishes, cups, tiles and other found objects into the design. I enjoy use existing objects that have been liberated from a wide variety of places, from thrift stores to fancy estate sales and funky shops. I also like to marry unlikely partners and shake things up a bit.
The cool thing about mosaic is that each step in the process provides an opportunity—from the substrate, tile or broken dishes and other embellishments—to the grout color—to make each piece truly one of a kind with a persona all it's own.