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When I started considering a memorial bench for Bob, I never imagined the piece would be so representative of our life together– bright, shining and ever changing. Linda’s interpretation of my needs was perfect beyond words.

Lisa Montgomery Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

I am so thrilled with “Clare’s Dragonfly,” a garden stone which is a memorial in honor of my mother.  The piece includes my mother’s china and is the showcase of my garden.  I will treasure it for a lifetime.  

Jan Mosca, Minnesott Beach, North Carolina

 

The bench is absolutely beautiful.  I couldn’t have been happier with the finished product.  It brought tears to my eyes when I opened it.  

Debbie Ranson, Nassau, Bahamas

 

I can not thank you enough for the heart and soul you put into the project.  You have captured the essence of our dear friend through your creative use of colors and designs.  You have taken God’s gift and shared it.  We are truly blessed because of you.  My love and thanks for all you have done.  

Michele Traina-Delph, Long Island, New York

 

The bench is the center piece of Devin’s garden and a beautiful mosaic of everything our son loved and who he was while he was here on Earth.

Stacy and Tom Grose, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

Linda’s artistic ability creates a loving tribute through her memorials.

Penny Gahan, Oriental, North Carolina

 

We are so glad that our friend recommended your website.   My staff and I were overwhelmed with the craftsmanship of your bench.  It is exquisite.  The butterfly mosaic provides a special tribute to a colleague who will remain in our hearts forever.  Thank you for your kindness and professionalism as we worked together to see this project to completion.  It was a pleasure to work with you.  

Brenda Valentine, Gallatin, Tennessee

 

Hannah’s bench arrived yesterday.  Words cannot describe how beautiful it is.  It means so much to us that you obviously put a tremendous amount of work and love into creating such a stunning piece of art.  

Michelle Landers, Lexington, Kentucky

 

I have to tell you how moved and awed I was when I first saw the bench.  What an a absolutely beautiful piece of art.  What a beautiful symbol of our son’s spirit, athleticism, and character.  I love how the beautiful iridescent pieces sparkle in the sunlight.  Thank you for putting your heart into the bench; it’s obvious you love what you do.

 The bench will be a beautiful place for the kids at school to visit to remember and reflect on their friend Andrew.  You have brought smiles to my family and to many kids, teachers and staff at Stratford who are continuing to cope with the loss of such a wonderful friend and human being.  We will enjoy the bench always.

Yiphen Polcyn, Andrew’s Mom, Sunnyvale, California

 

 

The Artist

I am passionate about mosaics, gardens, antique china and my dog Lily. My vintage china mosaic benches and garden stones are my way of combining these interests. Looking for my inspirational pieces, I visit a number of antique stores. These pieces of fine china- for example, Blue Willow china saucers in soft blue hues or the roses on an Aynsley tea cup– dictate the theme, design and color of the garden bench or stone. Thus, each piece is a one of a kind creation.

Next, I sketch my original design on the top of the concrete bench or stone, which is my canvas. Using a rubber mallet, I break the china and butter each shard with cement and piece it together around my sketched design, as I would work a puzzle. When my china figures are complete, I fill in the background or field with stained glass or smalti. I am especially fond of the iridized glass that dramatically reflects the light in a garden and enhances the pieces of china comprising the main figures in my work. Afterward, I dremel any sharp edges, which leaves the piece smooth to the touch.

Lastly, I prime the piece, since it will be outdoors; then I antique it. After I rub the patina onto the surface, I seal it to further insure that it will properly weather. The French have a name for this artistic technique-Pique Assiette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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