midcenturymosaics

Mid Century Mosaics

California, United States · 194 Sales

midcenturymosaics

Mid Century Mosaics

California, United States 194 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(58)

Announcement   Beautiful * Unique * Classic mosaics for your home and garden!
I specialize in custom designed mosaics of all sizes. If you don't see the item/color combo you want ready made in my shop please contact me and I can custom design it to your specifications. Custom designed stained glass stepping stones were recently featured in a great blog post here:
http://www.thirdstoryies.com/2015/03/16/garden-stones/
Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest:
https://www.facebook.com/MidCenturyMosaics
https://www.instagram.com/midcenturymosaics/
http://pinterest.com/krustym/

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 8, 2016

Beautiful * Unique * Classic mosaics for your home and garden!
I specialize in custom designed mosaics of all sizes. If you don't see the item/color combo you want ready made in my shop please contact me and I can custom design it to your specifications. Custom designed stained glass stepping stones were recently featured in a great blog post here:
http://www.thirdstoryies.com/2015/03/16/garden-stones/
Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest:
https://www.facebook.com/MidCenturyMosaics
https://www.instagram.com/midcenturymosaics/
http://pinterest.com/krustym/

Carol Lancour

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Carol Lancour

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(58)
brett440

brett440 on Jul 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

We are very happy with this mosaic. It is a beautiful pot and very distinctive. Carol has been great with customer care too.

hopegifts

hopegifts on Jul 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These turned out incredible!! You are so talented, thanks again!!

amiciah

amiciah on Jun 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, unique and the entire purchase/order was handle with great care and kindness.

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About

When I mosaic I am painting in light

The two elements that drive my creative process are Light & Water.

Abbot Suger, a Medieval clergyman, was instrumental in creating gothic cathedrals. He may have been the inventor of flying buttresses, the very structural element that allowed Medieval builders to build so high and use so many stained glass windows. The skill of making stained glass has been poetically called “painting with light” by Abbot Suger. When I create a mosaic I am “painting in light” much like an Impressionist painting.

The beautiful quality of the light and the fog in the San Francisco Bay Area inspires me as does the abundance of birds and flowers. Nature is my greatest inspiration and it is truly lovely and fragrant here.

One of my fondest childhood memories was a family vacation to Florida in 1972. We spent a night in St. Petersburg at a 1950s motor inn on the beach called the Thunderbird Motel. I remember paddling around in the hotel pool under a cerulean blue sky that December and that very pool had an orange and red Thunderbird tile mosaic in the bottom. I have had a fascination with the style of the 1950s, from that type of kitsch to the designs of Charles and Ray Eames since I can remember.

Mosaic has been my medium for the past 15 years. I enjoy doing large scale mosaic installations, walls and floors, because I become part of the structure of that building. I love the endless fascination of working with glass because it is a fragile material that can be transformed into something strong enough to walk on. Glass also comes in every color imaginable and, like light shining through the water, refracts and reflects in so many beautiful ways.

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Shop members
  • Carol Lancour

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Mosaic has been my medium for the past 15 years. I have a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Art History from Michigan State University. Go Spartans!

  • Odin Lancour

    Shipper, Customer Service

    Odin joined me as head of shipping and receiving in January 2014. Being a handsome ladies man he also specializes in customer service.

  • Krusty Lancour

    Chief Feline Officer, Captain Of Team Mosaic

    Krusty is our CFO (Chief Feline Officer) and also Captain of "Team Mosaic". She also enjoys her role as house diva.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 4, 2014
Each piece of tile and glass is selected and hand cut by me. I use the direct method to create my mosaics (i.e., each piece of vitreous glass, stained glass, marble gem, etc. is laid directly onto the substrate). Each garden mosaic that I create is sealed with latex paint to provide a moisture barrier so that they are all suitable for outdoor use in mild climates and you can put dirt and plants directly into the pot and sink your garden stone into moist earth. I protect the grout from staining by sealing each piece when completed. For use and care I recommend wiping with a damp cloth and then resealing once a year. Use caution when handling mosaics as they are heavy and sometimes have sharp edges.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept Paypal, Etsy Gift Cards, Direct Check Out via Etsy, money orders and personal checks. If paying with a personal check the item will be shipped when the check is cashed.
Shipping
I ship via FedEx Ground, US Postal Service Priority Mail or FedEx Express upon request. When your order is processed for shipping a tracking number will be sent to you via email. My mosaics are carefully packed in a box with bubble wrap and scrunched up magazine pages (recyclable) and then placed into another box with scrunched up magazine pages (recyclable!) to ensure that they will not be damaged during shopping. I pack to ensure that each box can withstand a 10 foot drop or a careless toss.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for some reason you are not completely satisfied I will refund your money upon return of the item in the condition that you received it.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have a theme or color I do custom orders. I also do backsplashes, floors and indoor projects. Please visit my website, www.midcenturymosaics.com to see examples of larger projects I have done and my facebook page to see work-in-progress, www.facebook.com/MidCenturyMosaics