Margaret Almon and Wayne Stratz's Profile
We are Nutmeg Designs: Margaret Almon, mosaic artist, and my husband, Wayne Stratz, stained glass dude. We live near Philadelphia, in a rowhouse built in 1900, and no bare feet for us, with all the bits of glass in our 1 bedroom, 2 studio house.
I love how with mosaics, I can take fragments and make a new transformed whole. They capture the light, and reflect it back in a million glimmers, and the intense color of Italian Smalti(a high fired enameled glass) that never fades, the transparent glow of stained glass, and the magic of iridized tile. I also am drawn to quilt patterns, and how mosaic can interact with those forms.
I cut all glass and tile by hand, and no two mosaics are exactly alike, with color, pattern, texture, light, right there incarnate.
My husband runs a…
- Born on July 29
- Joined May 15, 2007