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Painted Ladies

The above image is one of the best-known groups of "Painted Ladies" which is the row of Victorian houses at 710–720 Steiner Street, across from Alamo Square park, in San Francisco. 

In order to create these unique, beautiful, and colorful houses, I used materials which are different in shapes and colors to articulate each house yet keeping their characteristic of architecture.  This piece requires detailed work, such as tiny aluminum ceramics used for awnings; and some of the smallest sizes of hematite and glass beads were used to make windows for buildings in the background.  

Materials: Stained glass, aluminum ceramic, hematite and glass beads, vitreous glass, & slate
Dimensions: 48" x 16" (excluding frame)
Weight: 12 lbs


Heart of Gold

Materials: Sea shells, aluminum ceramic, tiger eyes beads, vitreous and stained glass, gold dust
Dimensions: 12" x 12" (excluding frame)
Weight: 3 lb


Sail away

Acquired By:
Evelyn Lopes
Gustine, Ca

Materials: Seashells, abalone, slate, shale, ceramic, marble, rock
Dimensions: 20"x 12"
Weight: 4 lbs

Cinque Terre

"Cinque Terre" means Five Lands which comprises the five small coastal villages located in the north-west of Italy. This piece requires meticulous and tiny cuts of stained glass to fit intricately together. In adition, the specific cutting shapes of abalone shells to make the mountain wall look 3-dimentional.

Acquired By:
A. Odello
Los Altos, CA

Materials: Stained glass, abalone shells, citrine, precious stones, temperred glass, glass beads
Dimensions: 25"x 33"
Weight: 15 lbs

Geode Trio

This piece is inpired by beautiful geysers in Yellowstone that have brilliant colors generated by thermophiles - heat-loving microorganisms.

Materials: Slate, citrine, quartz, amethyst, jewelry beads, sea shells, marble, stained glass
Dimensions: 11" x 14"
Weight: 4 lbs


Materials: Slate, clear glass, stained glass, quartz, rocks, synthetic spikes, coral
Dimensions: 12"(H) x 12"(W)
Weight: 5 lbs

Santorini, Greece

Upon arriving in Santorini, a breathtaking seaside town in Greece, I marveled at its spectacular landscapes, which were like nothing I had ever seen: blue domes and whitewashed houses and churches perched on volcanic cliffs, all set against the backdrop of the shimmering Aegean sea. The stunning beauty so overwhelmed me that when I returned home, I couldn’t wait to translate the essence of its unique colors and architecture into a mosaic while my mind was still so fresh and full of excitement! Based on a picture taken by my husband, this piece includes domed entrances and roofs, over seventy tiny windows, dozens of umbrellas, and many stairs and patios. All the stained glass was cut into tiny pieces in order to fit intricately together, and textured glass was used to capture the glint of sunlight from beautifully colored houses.

Acquired By:
Nick Watry, Architect, Engineer
San Luis Obispo, CA

Client's Comments:
"...Any time one walks by the piece, the City of Santorini comes alive and again changes moment by moment. It is such a blessing to have it, created by you! I just love it, thank you so much!..."

Materials:Stained glass, mother of pearl
Dimensions: 20" x 27"
Weight: 7 lbs

Dance Pause
When I began to ballroom dance, I realized that it’s not just a performance: it’s a beautiful coordination of movement between two people, in which you can achieve an organic whole, something transcendent.
In this piece, I wanted to explore the ideas of time and motion. In a single breathtaking, two ballroom dancers are swept up in their own rhythm, gliding seamlessly together as one. Time stops, but the movement continues. They dance on a flow of music made of mirrors and stacked glass, as the glittering light of a party ball made from fused glass reflects off the dance floor. The red dress still ripples with movement, even though the music has paused for one second—before the dancers continue their next move.

Materials: Stained & fused glass, mirror, mother of pearl, glass beads
Dimensions: 16"(H) x 30"(W)
Weight: 15 lbs

The Canyon
In this piece, I mixed classic and modern materials to merge rough and matte surfaced with smooth and glossy. I wanted to use complex textures and vivid hues that bring to mind sunsets, oceans, and deep canyons, to show the world in all its roughness and splendor.

Materials:Marble, stone, dalle de verre (glass), calcite, granite
Dimensions: 9" x 9"
Weight: 5 lbs


Coral Reef

The ocean is an eternal source of fascination to me. I have always wanted to explore the wealth of life that abounds deep below its placid surface. This mosaic is my imagining of the underwater world, teeming with an explosive diversity of color, textures and movement at every turn.
In order to mimic the intricate patterns and full spectrum of colors in this joyful underwater world, I used both hand-built forms for red & green anemone and sea plants, as well as natural materials, such as aragonite, azurite, malachite, amethyst, pyrite, quartz, and seashells.

Materials: Stained glass, seashells, porcelain fish, Cerussite & Barite, Aragonite, Azurite, Malachite, Amethyst, Pyrite, Quartz, Coral, mini cocos geode, peacock rock, Ceramic, polymer clay, glass beads
Dimensions: 36" x 24"
Weight: 20 lbs



There are many paths in our lives. Some are narrow or wide, straight or curves. Some are smooth, others are rough...

Acquired By:
Marina Nabutovskiy
San Jose, CA

Materials: Stained glass, seashells, synthetic spikes, glass
Dimensions: 10" x 14" x 1.5"
Weight: 3 lbs

Stone Scape

Acquired By:
Debbie Crouse Laffranchini
Turlock, CA

Materials: Tempered glass, fabric, stone
Dimensions: 24" x 5 1/4"
Weight: 3 lbs/each

Solar Prominence

Materials: Stained glass
Dimensions: 8" x 11"
Weight: 5 lbs


Ikebana (Japanese floral arrangement) in mosaic

Acquired by:
Lynn Ngo, MD
Santa Clara, Ca

Materials: Ceramic, marble, stone chips, seashell and glass flowers, glass bottle, corral
Dimensions: 20" x 20"
Weight: 8 lbs

Curves (large)

Materials: Fused glass, quartz, glass, ceramics, stone chips, corals, glass beads
Dimensions: 20 1/2" x 33" x 1"
Weight: 20 lbs


Materials: Marble, leaded crystal, ceramic, glass beads, mirror
Dimensions: 9" x 18"
Weight: 5 lbs


Materials: Quartz, tempered and stained glass, ceramic, stone chips, crystal, variety of stones, sea urchin spines, glass beads
Dimensions: 36" x 17" x 1"
Weight: 14 lbs

The Redwood

A Thank You gift for:
Martin M. Eisenberg, Attorney
Woodside, Ca

Materials: Stained glass, ceramic, gemstones,mirror, unakite & tiger eyes stone chips
Dimensions: 15 1/2"(W) x 23 1/2"(L)
Weight: 14 lbs

Paw Partners

Before they met each other, this homeless dog and cat led lonely and miserable lives, seen in the dead grass field and bare tree. Now they still sleep on the streets, but have each other to care for. This piece expresses love without boundary, even in the darkest of times.

Materials: Ceramic, rocks, unakite & tiger eyes stone chips, fused glass
Dimensions: 27 1/2" (W) x 21 1/2"(H)
Weight: 14 lbs

White Flowers

Acquired By:
Mike Higaki
Half Moon Bay, CA
Gift for Mom

Materials: Glass, sea shells, stained glass, mini tiles, quartz, pyrite, coral
Dimensions: 10" (W) x 23"(H)
Weight: 4 lbs


Acquired By:
Stephanie Politzer
Gift for husband T.J. Politzer, Musician
Campbell, CA

Materials: Ceramic, stained glass, glass, mirror, mother of pearl, rock, seashells, urchin spines, mini tiles
Dimensions: 10" (W) x 23"(H)
Weight: 4 lbs

Sunrise on the Beach

Materials: Ceramic, fused glass, variety of rocks, sea urchin spines, soft and sand stone, marble, peacock ore, white onit stone, Moki rock, sand dollars, white sand, tempered glass, crystal beads
Dimensions: 38"(W) x 26"(H)
Weight: 30 lbs

Koi Fish Pond

Materials: Rocks, crystalline glazed porcelain, fused glass, stained glass, handmade ceramics, marble, ox bone, drift wood, glass beads
Dimensions: 35" x 13"
Weight: 12 lbs

Flowers Window (classic)

The inspiration for this piece bloomed from my travels in Europe, where I spotted many flowers adorning windows, and vines growing on old walls. I used a combination of fused and stained glass over mixed layers of stone and marble to express the beautiful complexity of nature intertwining with the work of mankind.

Materials: Marble, porcelain,stained glass, mirror, fused glass
Dimensions: 25"(W) x 19"(W)
Weight: 20 lbs

Flowers Window (modern)

Engagement Gift for:
Lara Belden and Daniel Ho
San Ramon, CA

This is a window decorated with flowers, created in a "modern" way with the use of layered stained glass.

Materials: Stained glass, mirror, glass
Dimensions: 12"(H) x 10"(W)
Weight: 5 lbs

"Thunderstorm in the Village"

Acquired By:
Bui Viet-Ha
Daly City, CA

This piece was selected for the juried show of “Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedics Advancements” held March 7th - 14th, 2010, at the E. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' 2010 Annual Meeting.
See online Coffee Table Book

Materials: Handmade ceramic, lead crystal, marble, hematide, glass, mirror.

Dimensions: 27 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Weight: 10 lbs


"Houses on the Beach"

Gift for:
Paula & Joe Tarantino
San Ramon, CA

Materials: Handmade & China ceramic, pyrite
Dimensions: 13 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Weight: 5 lbs



This triptych represents Hawaii - volcano, mountains, and beach in the sunset

Acquired By:
Kenneth & Jill Roost
Hillsborough, CA
(Sold during the display at SimplyBe Salon and Spa, 528 University Avenue, Palo Alto, Ca)

Materials: Handmade & China Ceramic, slate, glass, rocks
Dimensions: 12" x 12"/each
Weight: 4 lbs/each

Saltwater Aquarium

Acquired By:
T.J. Politzer, Musician, and wife Stephanie
Campbell, CA

Materials: Ceramic, stained, tempered, & fused glass, vitreous glass, abalone, dry starfish, corals, seashells, mirror, gems, rocks
Dimensions: 36"(L) x 24"(H) x 1"(W)
Weight: 35 lbs


(Not for Sale)

This piece was selected in the Mosaic Arts International 2009 for the exhibition at the Museum of Man in San Diego, California, from February 28 – April 26, 2009.

This waterfall merges into a river coursing through the forest. I used mosaic tiles over a piece of natural redwood to create an unconventional sense of abstract and geometric patterns on top of another.

Materials: ceramic, coral, abalone, turquoise, rocks, sea shells, marble, beach glass, stained glass, glass beads.
Dimensions: 38" (wildest) x 28" (highest)
Weight: 47 lbs


"Biking on the Mountain" Wall Hanging

A group of bikers ride up a scenic mountain path during sunrise, encapsulating a sense of joy and freedom as they cycle through the vibrant colors of the woods, sky, and ocean far ahead.

Materials: Petrified wood, sodalite stones, salmon bay rocks, aquatic cove rocks, abalone, quartz points, ceramic, stained glass, gems.
Dimensions: 31" x 8"
Weight: 8 lbs

"Rock Park"

Materials: Rocks, marble chips, China ceramic, handmade ceramics
Dimensions: 24" x 12" (D)
Weight: 18 lbs

"Foot's Dream"

This piece was in the eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art show at Moscone Center in San Francisco from March 5th through March 8th, 2008; and at the Chicago Cultural Center from April 17 to July 20, 2008.

The inspiration for this piece grew out of the artist’s recurring dreams of the beach during the two months in which she recovered from surgery on both feet. She saw herself strolling along the beach, healed by the soothing, smooth, wet sand and clear, blue water.

Materials: Ceramic, stained glass, abalone, rocks, stone chips, horn bone, glass beads, corals, dry seastars, seashells
Dimensions: 24" x 15"
Weight: 12 lbs

"The Beach Corner"

Acquired By:
Jackie Feretzis
San Francisco, California

The colors, lines, curves, and textures help form this abstract aerial view of the corner of a remote beach. The asymmetrical layout mixes with the patterns of repetition and illusion to explore the landscape’s flow of energy.

Materials: Vitreous glass, beach glass, glass beads, glass fritz, stained glass, seashells, seashell chips, wood chips, stone chips, rocks,
glitter, dry starfish, button
Dimensions: 23" x 14"