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About Susan Ashby:

After retiring from corporate life, I wanted to go back to doing what I loved as a child:  art.  I started with collage as I loved the special papers that are available.  I then became interested in mosaics.   I took several classes at the Institute of Mosaic Art in Berkeley and did many practice pieces on my own to learn techniques.  I have been doing mosaics for about 4 years. 


I now mostly use Italian Smalti glass and hand cut each small piece to fit where I want.   These works are not grouted.  The animals and some of the other items are framed.  Some of the Other Mosaics are done with vitreous glass, a less expensive flat glass.  These are also not grouted and are not framed. 


I started the animal series in 2016 and I love them, as do my family and friends.   It is an endless subject so I have a lot more planned.  On the right, is the eagle in progress - you can see the tools I use and yes, lots of tiny pieces of glass.


I hope you enjoy my art and if you wish to contact me for any reason, please go to the Contact tab for information. 

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