NiagaraGlassMosaics

Glass Mosaic Artworks & Illustrations

Wainfleet, Ontario | 535 Sales

NiagaraGlassMosaics

Glass Mosaic Artworks & Illustrations

Wainfleet, Ontario 535 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Michelle J White

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Artistic endeavours in glass, ink, and paint.

Hello! My name is Michelle White, and I am the artist behind Niagara Glass Mosaics and Illustration.
I began the studio in 2014, after spending several years learning the skills of working in glass. I've been creating art all of my life, and enjoy learning and experimenting with new media. I am drawn to the boldness of coloured glass, and the organic flow of mosaics and watercolours. I studied biology in university, and my love of nature is reflected in my artwork.
Born and raised in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, I now reside with my husband, David Buckton, in the gorgeous Niagara Region of Ontario. Together on our small acreage we have started Turaida Forest Garden Market ( www.turaida.ca ). We use sustainable permaculture methods to grow organic produce, plants, and cut flowers.
Follow Niagara Glass Mosaics on Facebook or Instagram for up to date information on local shows, as well as work in progress and inspiration images.
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Facebook : www.facebook.com/niagaraglassmosaics
Instagram : @niagaraglassmosaics www.instagram.com/niagaraglassmosaics
Turaida Forest Garden Market : www.turaida.ca

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  • Michelle White

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    Glass artist, illustrator, & watercolourist. Inspired by nature and art deco aesthetics.

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Last updated on 03 Feb, 2019
Frequently asked questions

At the moment, I am not taking custom orders.


If an order is returned to me for incorrect address, the buyer will be required to purchase shipping to have the item resent to the correct address.


Orders valued at over $300 CAD (approximately $230 USD) will require a signature from the delivery service.


The frame of the mosaic is a permanent part of the artwork. When the glass mosaic is created, the first step in the process is adhering a solid sheet of clear glass to the frame being used. This creates the "canvas" for the artwork. Not only does this create an aesthetic clean edge for the artwork, it acts to stabilize the piece, create a dam for the grout, and provide an attachment point for hardware to hang the piece. I primarily use locally sourced repurposed wood frames and windows for most of the mosaics.


Outdoor display is not recommended for the stained glass mosaic artworks. The effects of wind, rain, and temperature variations can potentially deteriorate the artwork over time.


Stained glass mosaics are most beautiful when natural lighting backlights the artwork, making it "glow". The easiest display option is to hang the artwork in a window, or on the ledge of a window. All mosaic panels come with screw eye hardware for easy hanging. Lightweight chain is a great option for hanging and can be purchased and cut to desired length at a hardware store.
A sunny window is not a necessity to enjoy stained glass. In fact, stained glass looks very beautiful in a dark room with just a bit of light backlighting the piece, much the way stained glass windows glow in a dark cathedral.


The Etsy shop is my storefront and has all the currently available artworks listed.

I occasionally show my works at regional art shows as well as having several pieces for sale at Haldimand Artworks in Dunnville, Ontario.

Regional shows will be announced on the business Facebook page as well as on this site.

Local purchasers can save on shipping by picking up a piece in person from my home.


A mosaic is an artwork where pieces, tesserae, are assembled in a pattern to create an image. Tesserae can be many things including tile, stone, stained glass, or any number of found objects such as broken china or buttons. The craft of creating mosaics dates back to 3000 BC. Ancient mosaics were primarily crafted from stone or pebbles and decorated walls, floors and ceilings often depicting allegorical imagery.
Modern mosaics are incorporated commonly in architectural details, public art installations, and have gained popularity as an art form for all ages


Glass mosaics often use the same colourful glass as leaded stained glass. When glass mosaics are created on another sheet of glass (glass-on-glass mosaics), they create a colourful effect reminiscent of leaded stained glass. However, the detail, and freedom in image creation that can be achieved with a stained glass mosaic are much greater than in typical stained glass leaded works.