MosaicMailbox

Custom Mosaic Mailboxes and Plaques

Albuquerque, New Mexico · 164 Sales

MosaicMailbox

Custom Mosaic Mailboxes and Plaques

Albuquerque, New Mexico 164 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(22)

Announcement   "The mailbox Jill made for me is a show stopper. People literally stop and ask me where I got it. It is stunning and came out better than I could have imagined. It has been well over a year it has been in place and it is holding up perfectly. To say that I am pleased with this purchase would be the understatement of a lifetime."
- Don Georgio

One of the first things people see when they visit your home is your mailbox. Express yourself and liven up the front of your house with functional art: a custom, handmade mosaic tiled mailbox. I can create any of the designs you see here or make you a custom design (many of the designs on my page were custom orders). I will also add your address number or family name. A personalized mosaic mailbox makes a great gift or housewarming present, too. Do you need an XL, double door, or wall mailbox? I can tile those, too.

PS - if you are looking for my Natural Handmade Soaps, I have a separate page for them now: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaRiojaNaturalSoap

Salud,

Jill Gatwood
www.mirafloresmosaics.com

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Last updated on May 1, 2017

"The mailbox Jill made for me is a show stopper. People literally stop and ask me where I got it. It is stunning and came out better than I could have imagined. It has been well over a year it has been in place and it is holding up perfectly. To say that I am pleased with this purchase would be the understatement of a lifetime."
- Don Georgio

One of the first things people see when they visit your home is your mailbox. Express yourself and liven up the front of your house with functional art: a custom, handmade mosaic tiled mailbox. I can create any of the designs you see here or make you a custom design (many of the designs on my page were custom orders). I will also add your address number or family name. A personalized mosaic mailbox makes a great gift or housewarming present, too. Do you need an XL, double door, or wall mailbox? I can tile those, too.

PS - if you are looking for my Natural Handmade Soaps, I have a separate page for them now: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaRiojaNaturalSoap

Salud,

Jill Gatwood
www.mirafloresmosaics.com

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5 out of 5 stars
(22)
Nancy

Nancy on Apr 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Fun workshop. Jill is a great teacher.

susiedilts

susiedilts on Mar 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is not an item but workshop. I love learning mosaics with Jill Magruder. She is great.

Haven1976

Haven1976 on Dec 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic work and so beautiful! No one has missed our driveway since installing this mailbox. Also included in the shipping was some fantastic handmade soap at no cost. Smells great.

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About

Mosaic mailboxes, plaques, toasters, skulls and more!

It started while visiting a friend of mine who lives on a farm in northern New Mexico. He described the worshipful scene every morning of his cat, sitting on the window sill with the sunlight streaming in around her. I pictured the La Virgen de Guadalupe in cat form!

So after experimenting with various tiles, adhesives, tools and tiling a few simple pieces, I went to work on my cat vision. I created a mosaic piece for my friend of his cat in the style of La Virgen de Guadalupe (with the sparkly green robe, sun rays and flowers) and named it "La Virgen de GATO-lupe."

After a few other indoor mosaics of animals, abstracts and Dia de Los Muertes pieces, I tiled our mailbox with led to lots of requests - even from my mail man - for a tiled mailbox of their own. How fun is that?

I experimented with different kinds of tiles, adhesives and grouts until I found a combination of materials that I think is beautiful and that holds up in any climate. My first mailboxes were made with broken pottery, but now I mostly use vitreous glass and stain glass tiles with dark charcoal color grout. I'm open to using any kind of materials, though. There is no reason why anyone should have a boring, metal mailbox.

I wondered whether doing commissioned art for customers would cramp my style. But it turned out to be really fun and a creative challenge to get ideas, themes, and descriptions from customers and then to create custom mailboxes just for them (personalized with their house number). I've made southwestern designs, midwestern woodsy themes, animals and beach/ocean themed mailboxes for seaside cottages.

Besides mailboxes, I have also had requests for pet memorial mosaic plaques, to put in the garden as a beautiful way to remember and honor your friend. I've tiled wooden posts, table tops, bird baths, toasters, a cow skull (with a red light behind it), and even a real human skull once! My husband is afraid to take a nap on the couch...

Send me your ideas for a mailbox for your house, for your mom or for the most unique housewarming present. The pictures on my site are mailboxes, plaques and other pieces I've made by request from customers. I can usually finish a mailbox in three weeks (but if I have a lot of orders, it can take longer).

Thanks for checking out my shop!
Jill

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  • Jill Gatwood

    Owner, Creator

    After working many years as an epidemiologist, I now work full time as a mosaic artist and mosaic teacher. I love making functional art; mosaic tile mailboxes, pet memorial plaques, toasters, skulls, etc.Someday I hope to tile a 1950s Buick.

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