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Consisting of mirrors, table tops, encrusted furniture, and decorative accessories…

Dishes that once stood proudly in grandma's china cabinet are now incorporated into one-of-a-kind objects that can be enjoyed in new ways.

Intricate designs are created by piecing together tiles chipped from old plates. In its chunkier, funkier version, this folk-art technique is known by the French term pique assiette or picassiette. Other names for this style include memoryware or shardware.

In my Keepsake Collection pieces I use fine old china and practice a highly refined version of this technique. I work with the patterned portions of the porcelain in three ways: lifting the main motif intact and using it as a large tile; fitting the broken pieces together randomly for overall color and texture; and/or reconstructing the motif for an uninterrupted line of color and pattern. Most of my work combines bits of porcelain with tiles cut from opaque stained glass, which are used to create areas of transition between complementary patterns.

The pieces pictured here give you an idea of what can be done with beautiful old china. The color and patern possibilities are limitless. Price varies, depending on the size and complexity of the project, whether it incorporates an antique table or other "found object," and the actual value of the china used. Contact me about pricing and to inquire about custom colors and sizes.

I am always on the hunt for vintage dishes—especially for broken sets and chipped or cracked "collectible" patterns. Do you have a box of china gathering dust in your attic or basement?

pique assiette or picassietteLet's give that family heirloom some new life as a piece of mosaic art!

Cottage Mirror I




Specializing in limited-edition, one-of-a-kind, and custom mosaic art and mosaic accents for the home, office, or business:
mosaic mirrors, mosaic tables, encrusted furniture, decorative accessories, signage.

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