Robin's Mosaics - Humboldt County, CA

Robin Friedman ~ Glass Artist

Robin Friedman : Custom made mosaics in Humboldt County, CAHumboldt County has been my home since 1980. I began studying mosaics in 2005 with my mentor and friend Laurel Skye. Since that time, my life has changed in amazing ways. With my wonderful family lovingly encouraging me, along with retiring after 35 years of teaching young children - I have found a new world in which to express myself. Mosaic art has become my passion.

Since 2008 I have been a member of The Society of American Mosaic Artists. I am also a member of Contemporary Mosaics Artists, which featured my piece "Moon Dance" in an online slide show. I have the honor of having my three dimensional piece "Let the Party Begin" published in the gallery of Laurel Skye's amazing book Mosaic Renaissance which features major mosaic artists from around the world.

In 2009, my interests expanded to include fused glass and fused dichroic glass jewelry. A new world of incredible color, texture, and design was suddenly opened to me. I love to create small works of art composed of many layers of dichroic glass. Each piece has incredible depth, amazing clarity, and magical colors.

I love to put my thoughts and emotions together with the rich colors and textures of glass art. The unique light and landscapes of Humboldt County are a large part of my artistic inspiration. My home studio looks out on a beautiful flower garden with redwoods, maples, and fruit trees full of singing birds to further inspire me.

In addition, I am strongly influenced by the textures of the various materials I like to work with including, millefori, gold tile, gems, minerals, vitreous, iridescent and mirrored glass among others. I have always been attracted to found objects and vintage jewelry that often find a place in my work. I find that incorporating a little bit of this and a little bit of that create joyful art.

When not playing in my studio with cut and fused glass I can be found in my flower garden enjoying the beautiful redwoods, and incredible birds around my home. I love the opportunity to create art and make the world a more beautiful place.