Mosaics were my first major interest in the visual arts. When just a kid, I used almost anything available … pebbles, seeds, feathers, bits of glass, as mosaic material. Gluing these little things together on a piece of wood, I would create a picture, a design or a pattern. Later in life, I learned of that exquisite Italian glass being available in so many colors and varieties. One might think about a large glass or ceramic vessel and how fragile it is. Now consider the fragments of that jar or pot and recognize how durable those pieces are. It is that beauty and lasting quality that continually attracts me to glass mosaics.