- Morris Graves Museum of Art
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I am a mosaic artist, teacher and owner of Laurel Skye Designs Studio in Arcata,
California. My daughter, Marley Goldman and I, work together to create unique
mosaics as well as teach eleven different workshops in methods and techniques
that vary from basic to advanced. We teach at my studio, Skyelab, in Arcata, as
well as throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. Our store carries
mosaic tiles and supplies and is open to anyone interested in exploring this
very tactile medium.
I have been tiling for over thirty years, and doing mosaics for the last
fourteen. Marley has worked in mosaics since she was 11 (she is now 24), and
studied with me at Luciana Notturni's Scuola Arte del Mosaico in Ravenna, Italy when she was
just 16. FW Publishers (North Light Books) recently published my book : Mosaic Renaissance/Reviving Classic Tile Art with Millefiori. This is the
first mosaic book to explore the use of Italian millefiori in mosaic art.
I work and teach in a variety of materials, including glass, ceramic,
broken dishes, beads, jewelry, findings, rocks, stones and 24K gold. Our home
is a mosaic showcase, housing over 200 mosaics, Skyelab and three rooms
dedicated to offering the largest selection of mosaic supplies on the West
Coast. We are open to the public for shopping, workshops or simply visiting and
exploring our mosaic environment.