Margaret Almon and Wayne Stratz's Profile

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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…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 29
  • Joined May 15, 2007

Favorite materials

glass, tile, gold smalti, stained glass

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About

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 horticulture program at a school for special education students. He has doodled his whole life and often is seen doodling through staff meetings. These days those doodles become the original designs for his suncatchers and he designs the lettering for our custom word panels on slate.

Our website: http://nutmegdesignsart.com

Check out my blog at
http://www.margaretalmon.com

and Wayne's at
http://stratoz.blogspot.com

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