Susan Wechsler presents her portfolio of amazing mosaics. Enjoy, and see more of her work by visiting her website.
My studio is a magical place where my true creative desire is to inspire while being inspired by my students. I teach my unique mosaic style in workshops all over the world as well as in my studio.
As an artist and a passionate collector, my palette begins with discarded treasures: antique china, jewelry, beads, figurines, gemstones just to name a few.
I work with images, metaphors, and other forms of symbolic language from diverse world cultures to create my sacred shrines.
My years as a New York City costume designer and designer at Esprit in San Francisco has taught me how to use colors, patterns and textures to tell compelling stories in the form of a dress.
I am often asked how did I get started in mosaics, while going through my beloved grandmother’s family china, I discovered some broken pieces that I could not bear to throw away. So I made my first mosaic from my own personal history.
Sharing my artistic voice with children is one of my goals. By creating permanent mosaic murals with a community, I am able to inspire the future generation of creative minds.
When creating the commission “Happiness for Mary” the client asked me to tell her personal family story in a mosaic dress. I received a box full of broken memories: cracked family china, broken jewelry, scrabble letters. With these treasures, I created this memory dress for Mary. Send me your FAMILY TREASURES, & I can make one for you too!