Kim P's Profile

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I think I was born a creator. I have always loved experimenting with various media and techniques. I have been making art (other than the standard drawing and coloring) since my mother and I took a ceramics classes when I was 9 or 10 years old. I experimented with a variety of crafts as a child, from macrame to needle work. I began my college days as a graphic arts major. In that endeavor, I discovered I was more interested in fine arts and began painting.

I'm also an avid gardener and love growing anything outside - except weeds. I love pulling those. Gardening is how my love of mosaics first started. I saw someone demonstrate how to make a mosaic stepping stone by smashing tiles with a hammer and adhering the pieces to a concrete stepping stone with tile mastic. It was an archaic technique using the wrong adhesive, but it turned that ugly, gray concrete circle into a shiny,…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 13
  • Joined October 5, 2010

Favorite materials

vitreous glass, glass beads, porcelain tiles, mirror, rocks

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About

I think I was born a creator. I have always loved experimenting with various media and techniques. I have been making art (other than the standard drawing and coloring) since my mother and I took a ceramics classes when I was 9 or 10 years old. I experimented with a variety of crafts as a child, from macrame to needle work. I began my college days as a graphic arts major. In that endeavor, I discovered I was more interested in fine arts and began painting.

I'm also an avid gardener and love growing anything outside - except weeds. I love pulling those. Gardening is how my love of mosaics first started. I saw someone demonstrate how to make a mosaic stepping stone by smashing tiles with a hammer and adhering the pieces to a concrete stepping stone with tile mastic. It was an archaic technique using the wrong adhesive, but it turned that ugly, gray concrete circle into a shiny, lovely piece of art in my garden.

I was hooked. I searched for and devoured any information I could get on technique, substrates (forms used to adhere tesserae), tesserae (bits of tiles used in mosaics), adhesives and andamento (the visual flow of a mosaic). See - I learned a bunch of new words.

Although there is much more to learn, I now know how to create a lasting mosaic - whether it be for indoors or out.

Each mosaic I create takes a good deal of time to make. They all have a little piece of me in them. I consider it an honor when someone chooses to adopt one of my pieces.

I take special care to seal the tile and grout so it will look just like the day you received it for many years. Each piece comes to you carefully packaged and ready to hang. Check out my gallery site (www.kpmosaics.com) to see other pieces that I have done.

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