Thursday, July 9, 2015

Kasia Mosaics US Tour

Here is the rest of the schedule for the one and only Kasia Mosaics US: Wayne, New Jersey June 27-28; Craftsbury, Vermont July 11-12; Holden, Maine July 25-26; Ann Arbor, Michigan August 1-2; Saint Paul, Minnesota August 8-9; Great Falls, Montana August 15-16; Seattle, Washington September 12-13; San Francisco Bay Area, California September 26-27; Los Angeles, California October 3-4; San Diego, California October 10-11; Phoenix, Arizona October 17-18; Boise, Idaho October 24-25 and we might possibly be coming back to Texas in November. Sign up via www.kasiamosaics.com and email all questions to kpolkowska@gmail.com or comment here.

We departed from Boulder, Colorado at the beginning of March and have been on the road now for over 4 months driving through over 30 states and teaching 11 classes through out Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois and New Jersey, heading to Vermont next!. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Owls on the Road!

For the last three months I've been living and traveling in a converted cargo van with my partner in crime Kyle the Great!  Life on the road does not lend itself to creating large scale mosaics so I've gone cold turkey, not creating any of my artwork since leaving my studio in Colorado.

The other day, I did decide to get a quick mosaic fix.  While camping in Upstate New York, I got out some glass, one of my Owl Designs and my tools and went to town!  Before the afternoon rolled around, I had my Owl ready for gluing.  I might have to do this more often =)  Maybe I don't have to wait till 2016 to keep up on my cutting skills! 

Here is a shot of my progress.  A picnic table is not a glamorous studio but it worked.

Here is another owl I created in the small class I taught in Sewickley, Pennsylvania this weekend.  I'm on a roll!  An Owl a Day will Keep the Doctor Away =)

Below is a photo of my two owls along with the owls my students created during the weekend.  

 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Back Yard Owl Project




This is a quick family mural project I worked on with my niece, her friend and one of my sisters.  We used my Owl Designs and just had fun with creating a new addition to the colorful wall in the garden =)


Saturday, February 21, 2015

DrOwsy or DrOwlsy?

DrOwlsy, stained glass mosaic owl silhouette, 17" x 9", 2015
Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/ 

I designed this sleepy owl for as a template for the students in my Stained Glass Mosaic Owl Workshops.  The classes are geared at beginners though intermediate as well as advanced students enjoy this class as well due to its theme of funky owls - who wouldn't want to make one? To see the full schedule of Owl Classes on my upcoming 2015 Kasia Mosaics US Tour - click here: http://kasiamosaicsustour.blogspot.com/




Friday, February 20, 2015

New Dahlia Design for Upcoming Workshops

Tangerine Dahlia, stained glass mosaic, 11"x11" (12"x12" framed), 2015
Available for Sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/



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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Colorful Striped Owl

Colorful Snowy Owl, stained glass mosaic, 16.75" x 8." silhouette 2015

 In the process of coming together =)
 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lemon Drop

 
Lemon Drop, stained glass mosaic silhouette, 17"x10", 2015 ~SOLD

Here is my mom working on her owl.  This was her first stained glass mosaic.  You can see that she was a very focused and diligent student =)

To the left is my mosaic owl before we glued it down and to the right is my mom's mosaic owl. 
 
Here I am with my mom and our finished sister owls =)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ice Princess

Ice Princess, stained glass mosaic, 17.5" x 8.5" silhouette 2015 
available for sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/




Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tropical Flower Owl


Tropical Flower Owl, stained glass mosaic owl, 16.75"x10" silhouette, 2015 ~SOLD

This Owl is a recent slight simplification/alteration of the the beloved "Professor Plum" seen below to the left.  I feel that the new version of the design will be more doable for the students in my 2 day 'Stained Glass Mosaic Owl Workshop' I will be teaching on my 2015 Kasia Mosaics US Tour. 
Check the dates and location on the classes on the tour.  Besides the Owl Class, I will also be teaching my popular 'Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Workshop'.  Here is the link to the schedule and sign ups: http://kasiamosaicsustour.blogspot.com/  Some of the locations for the Owl Class include: New Jersey, New York, Maine, Washington State, California and Indiana.  Email: kpolkowska@gmail.com with questions

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pink Zinnia

This Zinnia is the latest design I've created as an addition to the templates available to my students in my "Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Workshop" which I'll be teaching all over the Unites States starting at the end of February .

Visit my 2015 Kasia Mosaics US Tour page to see the full schedule of classes and their locations: http://kasiamosaicsustour.blogspot.com/ The classes are open to all levels.  No prerequisites.  All materials and tools will be provided.  At the end of the two day workshops, the students go how with a finished and framed artwork and most importantly the knowledge of basic stained glass mosaic techniques which allow them to continue creating mosaics at home. 


 Pink Zinnia, stained glass mosaic, 11"x11" (12"x12" framed), 2015 ~SOLD

Monday, January 19, 2015

Foxy Owl

Foxy Owl, stained glass mosaic owl, 17"x10" silhouette, 2015 ~SOLD

This is the latest Owl Design I've created to add to the curriculum in my Stained Glass Mosaic Owl Workshops.  Check the dates and location on my 2015 Kasia Mosaics US Tour.  Here is the link to the schedule and sign ups: http://kasiamosaicsustour.blogspot.com/  Some of the locations include: New Jersey, New York, Maine, Washington and California.  Email: kpolkowska@gmail.com with questions

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Owliver

Owliver, stained glass mosaic, 19" x 10" silhouette 2015 ~SOLD

Battle of the Ears!!! Bat ears won =) 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mosaic Moose for Kaylyn

Stained Glass Mosaic Moose for Kaylyn, 2014 by Kasia Polkowska

This was a really fun project for me.  I've  been wanting to work on an animal mosaic for a long time now but haven't had the time.  Creating this Moose as a Christmas gift for my niece was a great opportunity to finally make that happen.  This is the last mosaic that I completed in 2014.

Some of the reasons why the moose is the perfect animal to live in my baby niece's room are the wonderful spirit animal qualities that it posseses.  The moose as a spirit animal will let my niece of her importance here on earth, that she possesses special gifts unique only to her and that she is here for a reason. It will be there to remind her of her greatness and to let her know to take pride in her accomplishments in life. It will whisper to her to always find the joy in and of life.  Its wisdom will teach her when to be gentle and when to be strong, to always take action in a balanced way.  Those are just some of the reasons why this moose will be a good guardian to the little one.  On top of that, it is a majestic creature and every time I see it in nature, it feels like magic! It is very graceful and powerful yet goofy.  I think it will be a perfect roomate to the baby =) 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

Its been a productive and full year in the Kasia Mosaics Art Studio and Classroom! I'm very excited for 2015 and really looking forward to what it will bring Hope that everyone will have a happy and creative New Year!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Teton Sunrise

Teton Sunrise, stained glass mosaic, 14.5"x25" (16"x26.5"), 2014  available for sale

Photo by Kyle Cunniff on our trip to the Teton Mountains in the summer of 2013
A few process shots of "Teton Sunrise"

In 2013 my partner Kyle and I ventured on an epic trip to Wyoming.  For about 10 days we explored Yellowstone National Park as well as Teton National Park.  We only had 3 days in the Tetons but we made the most of it.  We backpacked Cascade/Paintbrush Canyons and did a few other day hikes as and shorter hikes which allowed us to experience the Tetons from all different directions and during different times of day.  Each view, each moment was unique and breathtaking as everything in this area seems to be.

On our last day, we woke up early to check out the sunrise over Jenny Lake.  It was spectacular as seen in Kyle's Photo.  I combined that memory of those sweet, sunrise colors with the view of the Tetons from Cascade Canyon where we camped with the
Youghiogheny head glass which I wanted to incorporate into a special project.  What I got is this landscape "Teton Sunrise".  It captures various experiences into one image.  So much is reborn into something new, something of my own.  Yet it is an homage to what so many can relate to, whether they have stood where I stood and looked at these very mountains or whether they simply dreamed it because it lived inside of them or because they needed this place to inspire them.  This landscape is real yet imaginary - you decide.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

End of the Year SALE!!!

All of the Mosaics and Drawings in the Kasia Mosaics Online Shop are 
currently available at discounted prices!
  
At the end of February, 2015 Kasia is packing up her art studio in Boulder, Colorado in preparation for the 2015 Kasia Mosaics US Tour.  In hopes of finding a new home for some of the mosaics listed here, Kasia has created this sale.   
If you see something you like, please email kpolkowska@gmail.com

All the mosaics in the store are custom framed (photos available upon request) and are available on a flexible and custom monthly payment plan where after the first payment is received the artist ships the artwork to the customer who pays off the balance in monthly installments (ex. $100/month) while having the mosaic in their possession. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Limited Edition Fine Art Print

Limited Edition Fine Art Print: Cascade Canyon  This is a signed and numbered limited edition (25) fine art print. The size is 12"X24" and it is printed on archival watercolor paper with archival ink.

Cost:$100 plus $12.95 shipping and handling fee for orders within the Continental US.  Additional shipping charges apply outside of this region.  Email kpolkowska@gmail.com with any questions.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Professor Hoodwink

Professor Hoodwink, stained glass mosaic, 19"x15", 2014 ~SOLD

Below are a few process shots of the making of Professor Hoodwink.




Monday, November 24, 2014

Barn Owl

Barn Owl, stained glass mosaic, 30"x20" (31"x21" framed), 2014 available for sale: http://kasiamosaicsstore.blogspot.com/

Above you can see the first stages of the process. I did various sketches before starting the process.  I carefully chose a single sheet of glass which had enough of variety of pattern and color in it to allow me to find all the right sections to decorate my design in.

My partner Kyle used a router to carve out the silhouette of my owl so that we could inset her into the oak plywood. The wood was sanded, stained in classic gray to match the mid-tones of the glass and then it was finished in satin.

 After we glued the owl into the substrate, we taped of the freshly finished wood and grouted the mosaic in charcoal black.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

2015 Kasia Mosaics US Tour - Nomad Artists Take the Show on the Road!

An artist and designer duo from Boulder, Colorado are setting out on a nomadic and artistic journey all through out the US. Kasia Polkowska and Kyle Cunniff are taking their love of mosaics on the road, bringing their highly demanded ‘Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop’ to many parts of the US which typically would not have access to this kind of opportunity.


During the tour, they will teach workshops in over 30 states. In the course of a weekend, their students will gain the knowledge and confidence to independently continue their mosaic journey at home. Each student, no matter what level, will leave the class with a skillfully completed mosaic artwork sure to impress friends and family!

Living in Boulder for the last three years, this couple has seen their fair share of van living employed by the many climbers living at the foothills of the Rockies. These athletes enjoy the freedom of not being tied down and are able to follow the best climbing routes with the changing seasons. Hiking through the mountains, surrounded by inspirational beauty, Kasia had an epiphany, “Why can’t artists do the same?”


This winter, Kasia and Kyle will head South bringing their classes to Texas, Louisiana, Florida and so on as they slowly inch up North with the warming weather.  Five months in, at the height of the summer, they will end up in Maine and then start switching back up Westward through the Canadian Rockies to reach Alaska! They will then explore the Pacific Coast, heading south to continue their educational tour through Washington, Oregon and down to California.  As the weather will begin to cool, Kasia and Kyle will bundle up and keep on keeping on, teaching through out the Southwest, the Midwest and finishing the tour in the MidAtlantic back on the East Coast where their joint adventure began when they graduated Pratt Institute in 2006.

Gearing up for hitting the road at the end of February 2015, Kasia and Kyle have organized an Indie-Go-Go Campaign: "Kasia Mosaics US Tour 2015 - Teaching Mosaics" Help make it happen for this dynamic duo by contributing to the campaign which is aimed at funding the conversion of a bare cargo van they are purchasing to make the tour possible.  

http://igg.me/at/kasiamosaics/x/8908900

The Matryoshka Tote and T-Shirt based on my "Matryoshka Doll" mosaic, reinterpreted by Kyle into a graphic. 22 Days Left! Campaign ends December 15, 2014.  If you order yours this week, you'll get it in time for the Holidays. http://igg.me/at/kasiamosaics/x/8908900

 http://igg.me/at/kasiamosaics/x/8908900 Limited Edition Kasia Mosaics Owl T-Shirts available through the middle of December! Reserve yours today so we can have it ready for you prior to the holidays.  Available in a variety of colors for ladies and men as well as a tote bag.  Check out lots of awesome perks on the campaign page: http://igg.me/at/kasiamosaics/x/8908900

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