By Trish Holder
I like Janice Schmidt’s style – and I’m not just talking about the gorgeous mosaic artwork and home accessories she creates. She’s open, personable and very real.
I had a pleasant conversation with Janice at the High Point Furniture Market this spring where I found myself captivated by her work, including our American Made Pick-of-the-Week, “Lizards in the Sun”. Janice chatted enthusiastically with me about a great grout she had discovered called “Crystal Glass Grout” that takes on the color of whatever shade of glass an artist uses. I like it when artists invite me into the “technical” side of their craft.
Aside from being a wonderful artist, Janice, it turns out, is a great communicator, something that I noted when we interviewed her for this feature. In fact, I found her responses so eloquent and interesting I’m breaking from my typical “Pick-of-the-Week” format so that I can share word-for-word her responses to our questions.
Here’s what Janice had to say about the art of mosaics…. Continue reading ›