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About Vickie

In the last eight years I have been working in ceramics and mosaics.  Early planned, scaled, glazes tested and precise projects have evolved to richly colored and textured tiles and wonderful abstract mosaic assemblages. Making the tile for my mosaics gives me one more opportunity to immerse myself in the joy of the process.  More recently (now five years ago), I added the found objects element to my mosaics.  Sometimes they are added to the ceramic mosaic and other art pieces are of the found objects only.  As I continue to work and experiment with found objects, clays and glazes and experience their wonderful surprises the more organic my mosaics become.

Lately I have been gravitating to more and more found objects. There is something about the history and patinas of things that I want them in my art work. Rusted zig zags, nails and handmade heart tiles are showing up to create a whole new “Salsa” series of work. It must be a creative departure from the detailed kitchen backsplashes and larger commissions I spend so much time on. I love it all!

Shows and Exhibitions                                                                                   

Camelback Studio Tour, Scottsdale, AZ 2010 to present

Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour, Cave Creek, AZ, 2009 to present

Arizona State University Ceramic Research Center Studio Tour, 2013

Galleries                                                                                   
On the Edge Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Fountain Hills Artists Gallery, Fountain Hills, AZ

Residential Installations                                                                                        
Paradise Valley, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Sedona, AZ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Columbus, OH

Public Projects:

Phoenix Children’s Hospital:  Hand in Heart 5’x5’ mosaic
Salvation Army Kroc Center, Phoenix: Six 2’x10′ panels in handmade tile mosaics

Public Art:
Pedestrian Bridge, Litchfield, AZ (ADOT and Litchfield clients)

Publications:
Mosaic Art Today, Shiffer Books, 20012 (I am so honored to be one of fifty mosaic artists featured in the beautiful coffee table art book)

Artist Portrait, Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, May 2009

HGTV, Featured on two Kitchen episodes March and April 2013

Website: http://www.tileartmosaic.com

Classes                                                                                                                   
Teach hand made tile classes for mosaics.  Found object mosaic classes.  Children’s ceramics, sculpture, 3d art.

Education:  BFAStephensCollege,Columbia,MO