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Author Archives: sburton

Beginner Mosaic

Womanspace – Rockford, Illinois June 23, 2018 – Saturday 10am-4pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor In this workshop you will: learn to use glass tiles, gems & mirror use and learn about substrates discover correct adhesives to use experience grouting Participants will create a Heart, Bird, Flower or Butterfly in one day! Register at https://www.womanspace-rockford.org/event-2863581 […]

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CREATIONS by Jacqueline Iskander

Happy to announce my second publication! The Totem Tower & Rainbow Flower in Ottawa, Illinois Photographed by Paula Gutilla CREATIONS presents contemporary decorative mosaic from around the world.  53 artists from 20 countries share 124 unique mosaic works through 200 photographs and their own commentary.  The variety of subjects and styles is outstanding-everything from jewelry […]

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“100 Moments In Mosaic” – SAMA at SOFA 2017

Susan Burton, “Conscious Illusion.” Materials: Cast Concrete Leaves with Acid Stain, Copper Wire, Gemstones, Art Glass, Smalti, 6” x 6” Aluminum Frame This mosaic is very small, I normally do very large sculptures. Interestingly it is small but the work is extremely complex.  Each tiny piece tells me where it must go and it is […]

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Empowering Art: Mosaic Snowman – December 2, 2017

Empowering Minds Counseling  – Ottawa, Illinois Class Location: Empowering Minds Counceling, 643 West Main Street, Ottawa, IL Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor Create your one of a kind Mosaic Snowman! Gift it or use it yourself this holiday season.  In this one-day workshop you can […]

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Mosaic Jewelry Workshop – October 7th 2017

Womanspace – Rockford, Illinois Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 10:00am – 2:00pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor Mosaic jewelry is all the rage in fashion magazines and boutiques.  In this one-day workshop you can make something unique that will express your personal, one-of-a-kind sense of fashion. Students will make two mosaic jewelry projects, choosing […]

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Exquisite Corpse Mosaic Class

Womanspace – Rockford, Illinois Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 10:00am – 4:00pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor Inspired from a writing and drawing technique called “Exquisite Corpse.” The technique was invented by Surrealists in 1925 and is based on an old parlor game in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, […]

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3D Mosiac: All About the Right Shoe!

Womanspace – Rockford, Illinois Friday, July 21 – 4:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday, July 22 – 9:00am – 2:00pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor Shoes can change your Life! Just ask Dorothy and Cinderella! Bring in a shoe of your desire to mosaic! Yes, we will be creating your very own 3D Mosaic Shoe! Bring […]

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Picassiette (Smashed China) – April 1, 2017

Womanspace – Rockford, Illinois Saturday 10am-4pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor Pique assiette – or picassiette ( a french term -“stolen from plate”) – pieces of broken pottery, china, glass, buttons, figurines, and/ jewelry are cemented onto a base to create a new surface. Almost any form can be used as a base, and […]

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Mosaic House Numbers – March 4, 2017

Womanspace – Rockford, Illinois Saturday 10am-4pm Art Explorations – Susan Burton Instructor Choose from a variety of custom-shaped ‘canvas’ to create your house number masterpiece! Susan will teach you to design, shape, adhere and grout your way to a work of art that add an extra touch of beauty and creativity to the exterior of […]

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They Created a One of a Kind Sculpture!

They created the sculpture of their dreams! This fun 3 day weekend retreat was held in Marseilles Illinois at the Art Farm. Students learned to carve polystyrene foam is (literally) at the core of many of Susan’s art creations. Polymer fortified concrete combined with alkali resistant fiberglass mesh were applied over the foam, creating a […]

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