How much fun can be had arranging small colored and shaped ceramic bits into larger ones? Plenty! It’s an ancient practice, seen first in Mesopotamia, yet it happily springboards from the traditional grouted mosaic tesserae to the 21st Century, where all manner of approaches expand and almost defy the category. The practice plays well with other materials, leading to assemblage and mixed media expressions as well. In this portfolio you see portable wallpieces instead of permanent installations. Some use composed layers of shaped ceramic pieces alone in a collaged manner, no grout needed. A new interpretation is something I call a Jigsaw Mosaic because the pieces are shapes from the image itself and interlock to form the whole, just like kiddie puzzles do. This is exciting stuff and I can’t wait to see where it goes.