Greta E. Hurst

Tabula Rasa Mosaics

Hurst, a member of Society of American Mosaic Artists, has studied at the Chicago Mosaic School with a variety of teachers to learn innovative techniques to cut and shape glass and realistically incorporate light values into her pieces. She also studied art glass fusing at Water Street Glassworks in Benton Harbor, MI.

Creating these mosaic designs is a painstaking process of cutting the glass material and placing the individual pieces to create a compelling design and view of nature. She strives to convey her passion for the basic elements of "terroir," a sense of place, the soil and weather to depict the agricultural processes and abundance they produce.

In her studio, a converted chicken coop, nestled in the rolling vineyards of Southwest Michigan's wine country, Greta uses a palette of stained, vitreous, fused and smalti glass, ceramic tile, porcelain, pebbles, and found objects to create both abstract and representational mosaics.




phone: (773) 972-1786

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"La Vita E Bella (Life is Good)"
Stained glass on a window
28" x 22"

"Majestic Magnolias"
Stained glass and fused glass
10" x 15"

"Iron Age"
Ceramic, polymer clay, seashells, river pebbles, red coral,
 glass beads, sea glass, agate, obsidian, Texas flint,
mookaite, nevaculite, and found objects
20" x 16"

"Funky Chicken"
Stained glass, vitreous glass,
and millefiori
13" x 13"

"Daisy Junebug"
Stained glass
13" x 12"

"Tabula Rasa Farm"
Stained glass and vitreous
glass on a window
27" x 33"