The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) conference was in Detroit this year May 2-6. For the first time ever, I didn’t take any workshops but instead I was a vendor at the, always popular, vendor marketplace. I brought lots of pre cut wedi board shapes as well as handmade tiles. They were a big hit and I almost sold out. One of the best parts was sharing the booth with Ilse Cordoni who is the former owner of the Institute of Mosaic Art. We had such a great time getting to know each other and she was a huge help.

Part of one day I spent touring Detroit on their “people mover”. The Detroit Institute of Arts was a highlight. The largest mural Diego Rivera ever created is there and it spans four walls of an atrium in the museum. It was phenomenal. This is just one wall of it.


The ever popular Mosaic Arts International Show was outstanding as always. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the show.


If you are interested in SAMA, go to their website at and check it out. Next year the conference is in Boston. Can’t wait!