Mosaicworks.ca is a small design studio that celebrates the ancient art of mosaics while giving a style called Pique Assiette a fresh and contemporary spin. Pique Assiette (French for "broken plate") is a popular style of mosaicing that uses recycled or shards of broken china, glass, ceramic tiles, pottery, porcelain and whatever else the artist's imagination envisions to create rich tangible works of art that are functional as well as decorative. With time honoured craftsmenship mosaicworks specializes in designing breathtakingly beautiful handmade mirrors and panels that are truly one of a kind - jewellery for the wall.
Artist and Designer The challenge of designing with varied materials, colours and textures is intoxicating to artist and designer Karen Johnston. Schooled at OCAD (1984-1988) Karen started out working in advertising as a layout artist and an art director. From there her passion for design grew. She worked for many years as a freelance graphic designer and is the author and illustrator of a children's book, "Mr, Bob's Magic Ride in the Sky" (published in 2002 by Whitecap books).
In 2005 Karen turned her creative energy to mosaics and established Mosaicworks.ca.