Silicon Valley Open Studios

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Artist: Barbara Bussler

Studio: Mosaics and More

My Halian Red Heart
Title: My Halian Red Heart
Description: Mosaic sualti on wood structure
Media: Glass/Mosaics
Size: 11 x 12 x 2
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Contact Barbara Bussler



Phone: (650) 200-7981

2019  Showings

May 4 - 5 , Site: 18
Art Bias

1700 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA 94070


About Barbara Bussler

Having grown up in Germany in my days went hand in hand with learning traditional arts and crafts at home and at school, which I always enjoyed. So over the years I’ve had my hands on oil and silk painting, pottery, paper cutting and decoupage and photography while pursuing a business career during the day. Looking back I realize now that a visit to the mosaic lab at Munich’s Art Academy must have left a deeper impression with me because after being introduced to making mosaics in 2001 in Half Moon Bay, CA, I knew that I had found my medium. Creating colorful, contrasting rich mosaics became first a passion and then a profession.

2018 was a year full of new mosaic experiences for me: First I attended the annual Society of American Mosaic Artists Conference in Boston and took several classes with renowned mosaic artists about building sound structures to mosaic on as well as business- and teaching related classes. Then I went to Italy and studied the traditional way of cutting glass smalti – just like the Roman masters did in the 2nd century - and also with a mosaic maestro who applies the technique in a contemporary way. But not only did I get to learn the technique but also spend a lot of time admiring a breathtaking number of amazing mosaic art of the Roman ages in Italy and in Spain. I came home full of awe and very motivated to put my new skills to work. Needless to say I was so honored to participate in the yearly ‘Hearts for San Francisco’ project organized by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation since 2004. The hearts will be auctioned off in Feb2019.
I am a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, work and volunteer on community projects with other mosaic artists or as project lead. You can find me most days in my studio at Art Bias in San Carlos, CA (studio #229). Please contact me prior to your visit.
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