Kim Alexander, Mosaic Assistant
Kim worked in the health care arena for many years, and began her mosaic work at Mosaic Oasis three years ago. She has taken several workshops from Betsy and Suzanne as well as from visiting artists, including Ceramics for Mosaic Artists, Mosaic Collage and Tempered Glass. She recently spent a week at The Mosaic Art School in Ravenna, Italy attending a workshop on three dimensional mosaics.
Ann Collins, Mosaic Assistant
Ann Collins started coming to our studio in 2013 and quickly fell in love with mosaic arts. She has gained experience working with a wide variety of materials to create both indoor and outdoor pieces. She has created fine art panels, garden balls, table tops, bird baths, trivets, and Christmas ornaments. She enjoys exploring color, texture and pattern. In addition to taking our Mosaic Taster and Mosaic Art Design classes, she has also taken workshops by well-known mosaic artists including Martin Cheek, Cynthia Fisher, Lisa Houck, Laura Rendlen and Richard Youngstrom.
Anne Kelly Contini, Mosaic Assistant
Ann Baratta, Studio Assistant
Mimi Aarens, Studio Assistant
Karen Edlund, Mosaic Assistant
Karen has been learning and practicing mosaics since 2006. She works in a combination of tessarae - glass and mirror tiles, tiles with bling such as glitter glass, smalti, fused glass, natural stones, shells, and found objects. She helped establish the New England Mosaic Society, an organization to encourage and promote excellence in contemporary mosaic art and is the current Secretary. She has shown her mosaics at a variety of shows in New England, including the Schwamb Mill, Somerville Museum, Provincetown Art Association Museum, and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.
Ann has been helping out at Mosaic Oasis since it opened in 2010. She is available to answer your questions and give you great ideas for your mosaics.
Lori Manfra, Mosaic Assistant
Mimi has taught memoir writing at Life
Long Learning Centers around Boston for fourteen years and she is also a mosaic artist. Mimi helps out at the studio and is always ready to give encouraging words to all of our mosaic friends.
Lori works at Mosaic Oasis on Thursdays and Fridays, Lori has been creating mosaic pieces for a number of years. Her passion arose with a Taster Class from Mosaic Oasis. She has shown her work at various shops and art shows within the Boston area. With Suzanne's encouragement and guidance she is now learning the art of glass fusing.