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On the nature of shape

I got a D in geometry when I was in the 11th grade. Being a moderately bright, well-meaning student, this black spot carried some serious shock value for both me and my parents. I wasn’t in the…

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Can the line make you a better person?

“The Cape of Cod” (2013) What’s the big deal about this word that we mosaicists seem to endlessly obsess over? Andamento. Look it up and you will find lots of oblique definitions that…

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Groundbreakers and good books

A reader knows she’s read a good book when it leads her to another book. That little shiver of surprise that she feels when an author or a character refers to another writer or another book;…

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Independence 2015: A Mosaic Symposium

What exactly is a symposium anyway? The Greeks invented it. One definition that I like is: an event that provided liberation from everyday restraints within a carefully regulated environment.…

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The Ruins Project: A beginning

This is the year, 2015, that I find myself the surprised owner of an abandoned coal mine. And not just a coal mine, but the architectural ruins of coal history. My very own folly. Except that a…

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A girl can never have too many hammers

Article written for diMosaico Magazine: A Girl Can Never Have Too Many Hammers by Rachel…

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Media stories about “Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014”

Some recent media stories about “Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014”  Modern Mosaic in Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens: “Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014” by Nancie Mills Pipgras (Mosaic Art…

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Mosaic program at Touchstone Center for Crafts

A recent article about the growing mosaic curriculum at Touchstone Center for Crafts: Mosaic artists take over Touchstone retreat center by Pam Goode (Mosaic Art…

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