WHO I AM:
My name is Valri and I am a self-taught glass mosaic artist.
HOW I GOT STARTED:
In the midst of a bathroom remodel I went looking for interesting tiles to bring some color to the design. I happened upon some beautiful mosaic art and, intrigued, did some internet perusing. I found a lovely set of starter videos and the next thing I knew I was making mosaics as a creative outlet simply for my own pleasure.
I quickly discovered that glass, thinset, grout and I get along remarkably well. Friends and family began asking for me to make pieces for them as gifts; then encouraging me to consider selling things… so here I am!
Mostly this site exists so that I have a single place to keep photos of my work to show to friends, family and people I meet who want to see what I’m doing. If you’re interested in buying something or commissioning something, please email me from my Contact page.
I am a nature lover and an ocean advocate, which you will see clearly reflected in my work.
I use (mostly) stained glass, vitreous glass and iridescent glass pieces. I cut the pieces by hand and use thinset mortar or weldbond adhesive to glue them to the substrate. Then, I grout the piece and finish with a sealer. Most of my mosaics are fine in either an indoor or outdoor settings. I have recently been playing with materials other than glass and look forward to sharing the results!
SEE WHAT I CAN DO:
Please visit the Galleries to view photos of my work.
Gallery One shows pieces that are available for sale. If you are interested in any of them, or if you’d like to discuss commissioned work, please use my Contact link at the top of the page.
Gallery Two shows pieces I’ve done for my own house, gifts I’ve made for family and friends, and a few that I’ve sold. I included them to show a broader spectrum of my work.
Thank you for checking out my site and my art!