In Saundra's Garden
Mirror with magenta flowers
2015
mosaic hand made tiles
12x10"
For many years I have been using actual leaves, mostly from my garden, to make leaf tiles. The leaves need to have strong veins to make an impression in the soft clay. The magenta and pink flowers on this ceramic tile mosaic mirror came from experimenting with leaves to make petals for ceramic flowers. In addition to the flower and leaf tiles, the mirrors all have from seventy-five to a hundred small tiles, each one individually hand cut, fired, glazed, and re-fired. Also incorporated to add variety are beads (the three cream butterflies, for example) and glass gems. This 12” x 10” mirror would enhance an exterior wall, a fence, a trellis or bathroom wa