Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Conclusion of the Kasia Mosaics US Tour

We departed from Boulder, Colorado at the beginning of March, heading down through the hospitable South, up the blossoming springtime East Coast to the very green New England, meandering through the calm Midwest, stopping over in our beloved Mountain West and currently enjoying what can only be described as paradise all the way down the PacificWest.  We have been on the road now for over 7 months driving through all of the United States, teaching pop-up Stained Glass Mosaic Workshops in nearly two dozen locations. We are on the last leg of the journey circling back up to the heart of the Rocky Mountains! (above is super driver Kyle on our stop over in Big Bend National Park and to the right is our customized van in the North Cascades National Park and below I am decorating =)

After spending many months on the road, living in a cozy 6ftx10ft van with my wonderful partner Kyle, sharing my love of mosaics with a growing community of mosaics enthusiasts around the country, walking on countless paths all through out the great American landscape, taking in incredible views that I'm thankful for every day, I am ready to go back home (for at least a little while) to take all of that inspiration and to turn it into a new body of work.  Many of our experiences and photos will be relived and transformed through glass into what I promise to be my best work yet - stay tuned!  We'll be setting up shop in either Denver, CO or Santa Fe, NM at the beginning of November.  The studio will be open to the public and we will keep offering our popular workshops that as always are open to all levels and are theme based for a fun learning experience.

The above mosaic "Cascade Canyon" is where I'll be picking up my work upon returning to the studio.  Click here to see the full blog post with process shots of this landscape:

The other large project that I will be collaborating on with Kyle is a life size version of our Matryoshka Doll seen above.  Click here to see the blog post with the process of the smaller version we worked on a few years ago:

Those are just two of the many projects coming soon!

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: 

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:

Friday, February 20, 2015

New Dahlia Design for Upcoming Workshops

Tangerine Dahlia, stained glass mosaic, 11"x11" (12"x12" framed), 2015
Available for Sale:


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:

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:  Some of the locations for the Owl Class include: New Jersey, New York, Maine, Washington State, California and Indiana.  Email: 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: 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:  Some of the locations include: New Jersey, New York, Maine, Washington and California.  Email: with questions

Saturday, January 17, 2015


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

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 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:

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.