A BIG think you to Tiny Tiles Mosaics, who will be giving the winner of this challenge a gift certificate their store. If you haven't checked it out yet, please do!
Entry 1, by Sandy Stotz
"Frances Found Her Marbles"
This piece began as a mandala and evolved into a swirling universe. The fused glass piece in the center was made by the husband of Sherri Warner Hunter. Other materials include: hand cut blue, yellow and green stained glass; raku; marbles in various sizes and colors; clear frit; gold and green glass nuggets; Van Gogh tiles; and layers of scrap gold, copper and rose colored mirror. Measures 12 x 12" and is made on Wedi board.
I am excited to announce the winners of the Mosaics Anonymous Challenge and also let everyone know the artist's names for each of the entries! All of the pieces are marvelous and in my book each one of you are WINNERS! Here are the official winners:
First Place: #2 entry
Melissa of mycentirmosaics
The PieceMakers, each of us having our own distinct style, were asked to think outside the box and create a mosaic piece in a different style than what we were accustomed to doing. The attempts caused some grief, but I think, as you look over their entries, that you will agree that their pieces turned out fantastically! Many commented that in doing this it gave them a greater appreciation for the different styles of mosaic. We left the artists anonymous so that you, the viewers, could vote for your favorite without any preconceived thoughts as to the actual style of the individual artist.
What wonderful entries for our Functional Art challenge! Although it was tough, we asked you to choose a favorite. The votes are now in! ...drum-roll please...
"Steampunk meets Stained Glass", by Pam Holt
"Take Off Your Coat and Stay Awhile", by Sandy Stotz
Compass Rose Matching Set, by Renegade Rose
matching wall hanging with hooks
Bird's Love Nest, by Frances Greene