Settle native Sandi Staples creates unique mosaics for gallery and home settings, and beautiful fused glass jewelry to wear. Her fascination with the color, texture and surface of glass and the beauty of expressing it is her driving force.
Cultures have used mosaic to tell stories and preserve history for 2500 years. Mosaics are a work of love and sweat. Each tessera - the little pieces of glass which compose mosaics - is painstakingly cut and laid on its support, cemented, then grouted and polished.
To add depth to her mosaic work, she learned glass fusing, got a kiln, and quickly found another love in creating jewelry pieces.