About Glassy Eyed Mosaics

Cologne, Germany workshop

Meet Suzanne

My mosaic spark was lit in 2014 when I was living in the Netherlands in Europe and attended an adult education mosaic class at the American School of The Hague. We used Delft Blauw (Delft Blue) broken bits to create a decorative mirror. I was hooked! I soon signed up for workshops throughout Europe and am honored to have worked with many talented artists, including Dino Maccini (Italy), Mireille Swinnen (Belgium), Anabella Wewer (U.S./Venezuela),  Romuald Mesdagh (Belgium/Italy) and Alessandra di Gennaro (Italy), Miriam Bastisch (Germany) and I have gained international friends on this journey. When my husband and I returned to Nashville in 2019 after our seven years as expats, we found a home with a stand-alone building that has been transformed into my mosaic studio. I can’t wait to welcome you to Glassy Eyed Mosaics!

Glassy Eyed Mosaics

Seven years of living in Europe offered me the opportunity to travel and work with numerous maestros and maestras in studios from Cologne, Germany to Listowel, Ireland, Ulbeek, Belgium, and Venice, Italy. Many of those I studied with attended the world-renowned Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, the School of Mosaics in Spilimbergo, Italy. Each workshop took me deeper into mosaics, learning new techniques using various materials and tools including Italian smalti, Mexican smalti, marble, stone, glass, and the hammer and hardie. The maestros and maestras who shared their talents were patient and gracious, helping me discover talent I didn’t know I had or needed! My time working with many creative and gifted artists has spurred me to want to share my love of mosaics, and I know once you join me you’ll be hooked as you explore this ancient, yet contemporary, art form.

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