Mosaic art on the Great Allegheny Passage
Sager Mosaics is a small art studio located near Mile Marker 104 on the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP). The Studio has become a magical respite for bikers on the trail between West Newton and Perryopolis as well as a place for thru-riders to replenish, restore, and treat yourself to art or homemade ice cream.
The studio carries art, large and small, micro-mosaic jewelry, and a unique collection of vintage finds. Rachel’s pieces contain unusual stones, like red dog, coal, Pennsylvania sandstone, fillati, 24K gold smalti, and other locally foraged or exotic stones. Very limited quantities of jewelry are available at a time.
I come from coal
My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather mined coal all along the river valleys of The Rust Belt in Southwestern Pennsylvania. As a child, I soaked in the big picture of local geology and have watched it come full circle in a very surprising way. I use the art of mosaic to tell the story of coal.
About Rachel Sager
Rachel digs deep into the earth to illuminate a world that has been left behind. She forages, washes, and cuts native stone, transforming it from raw geology into contemporary mosaic that elevates the human spirit. The rivers, creeks and fields have become a part of her studio as she chooses to skip the middle man and connect directly with the earth beneath her feet.