Joan S. Powell
I am a self-taught mosaic artist. As an antique dealer for over 20 years, I have always collected interesting and unusual items that catch my eye. This assortment of “stuff” now provides me with an endless source of inspiration as I create new assemblage art from old, found objects.
My first project was a small birdhouse covered with “smashed up” plates and figurines. Today, in addition to birdhouses, I create intricate vases, mirrors, frames, tabletops, plant stands, and memory jugs. The process of using found objects for assemblage art is very rewarding and it provides me a fun and creative way to express myself.