Susan Altman, Mosaicist

bluefishSusan concentrates on mosaics now, but she has also worked her way through many other arts and crafts: wheel-thrown ceramics, watercolors, pastels, jewelry making, bead making, and quilting. She loves playing with color and building things, and likes her art to serve a function. Her mosaics tend toward the three-dimensional, such as plant containers, boxes, and lighting fixtures. Even her mirrors and wall pieces usually incorporate uneven surfaces and multiple materials. a passionate environmentalist, she reclaims and reuses materials whenever possible: old frames, broken pottery, yard sale furniture, discarded bits of wood from construction projects, stones, shells, keys, bottlecaps, even plastic parts from ink toner WMOS-2014 3cartridges.

Susan has lived in Medford for many years, spent six years in San Diego doing no surfing whatsoever, and grew up on Long Island, NY, from which she managed to escape without an accent–except for her pronunciation of her favorite beverage, cawfee. In between mosaics projects, she is an environmental communications professional. She volunteers with several Medford organizations, including the Farmers Market, the Energy CommitteeMedford Health Matters, and the Mystic Art Gallery.

Susan is happy to work on commissions, such as sink backsplashes, house numbers, stepping stones, furniture, jewelry, or whatever you like. You can contact her by email.

 

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