- "Sustainable Gifts That Keep On Giving"
Seattle Times November 24, 2013 http://seattletimes.com:80/html/pacificnw/2022201893_greenmarketxml.html.
- I am thrilled to be featured in a short list of
environmentally friendly gift giving ideas for the holidays in the Pacific Magazine of the
November 24, 2013 Seattle Times.
- "For the gardener: Seattles Darcy Thompson
has created Artcycled Mosaics, a collection of upcycled jewelry, garden art and home
accessories. The pieces are made out of recycled materials such as broken china mosaics,
repurposed into new works such as bird baths, small tables and outdoor-friendly mirrors
that add a pop of color to any garden. Thompson brings her
work to art shows around the Seattle area. Check her website for her nearest show or order
Artcycled Mosaics offers handmade, one of a kind upcycled
mosaic jewelry, garden art and home accessories. My garden art ranges
from bird baths, mosic fish, tables and outdoor friendly mirrors. My unique
broken china jewelry includes pendants, necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and belt
buckles all hand cut from upcycled and recycled china plates.
I love to transform cracked or broken plates, china
dishes and serving pieces into unique and new works, giving those old treasured items a
new lease on life with my broken china mosaics. My unique handcrafted mosaic
garden art is designed to enliven any garden setting. Distinctive birdbaths,
birdhouses, tables, jewelry, gifts and garden art are created, in the picassiette
style, with recycled tesserae (tile, pottery, broken china, glass and found objects) when
NEWS November 2013
- Opening December 4th - POP UP
MADRONA, a temporary little shop I am opening with a few artisan friends. We
will have a nice assortment of jewelry, accessories, clothing for women and girls, art and
designer pillows all handcrafted by the four of us. We are located in the
Madrona business district.
- Open from December - April only. December
hours are Wed - Sat 11-6 & Sunday 10-5 plus Dec. 23rd 11-6 & Dec. 24th 11-3.
- And announcing a new jewelry location on Capitol Hill in
- Stop by the darling shop SugarPill
on Capitol Hill where I am showing a nice variety of jewelry. The shop is full of
culinary, apothecary and naturapathic delights and an assortment of other items.
For my one of a kind mosaic jewelry please
visit me at a show, see a list of the shops you can find my work or visit my Etsy shop, ArtcycledMosaics.Etsy.com.
Each location will have an ever changing variety of pieces available.
|My handcrafted garden art and jewelry pieces make great
gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, housewarmings or any occasion for the garden
enthusiast! I hope you enjoy your visit, if you see something you are interested in
please contact me for price and availability. Custom orders are welcomed and can be
designed to suit a particular theme, color combination or special occasion. Turn
around time depends upon the season and what my current schedule looks like.
I generally work in a traditional mortar and grout process because
I feel that this process holds up the best for exterior pieces. I also do my own
welding and copper work and design many of the stands used to display my work.
- What does Artcycled mean?
- Artcycled is a name I came up with, and is now widely
used, to express my desire to utilize recycled, repurposed or reused materials when
ever possible. It also reflects the fractured nature of Picassiette pottery
or broken china mosaic which is the primary style of my mosaic garden art. Recycling or
upcycling items into new uses is a great eco friendly alternative!
- Recycle + Upcycle = Artcycle
- Special Projects
For the 2011 Northwest Flower and Garden Show I
had a blast working with Susan Browne Landscape Design to provide some fun and colorful
elements to her Gold Medal "Run Little Pigs Run" display garden. I created
some truely unique flowers for the entry to the wolf den as well as an assortment of teal,
orange and black flowers in front of the straw house.
- Ravenna Park Playground, Seattle, WA
- Installation Spring/Summer 2008
- This project features a large "Tree of Life"
medallion in front of a historic park building. In addition a mosaic butterfly,
woodpecker and turtle were installed in the new "tot lot" sandbox area.
- Click here to see
photos of this project.
- Judkins Park Apartments
Courtyard Art Project in Seattle, WA.
- Installation Spring 2006.
- Click here to see photos of
this fun project that turned a bland courtyard into an inviting, colorful and playful
ARTCYCLED MOSAICS UPCOMING SHOWS
- December 6, 7 & 8 Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- Bainbridge Island Studio Tour
on Bainbridge Is., WA.
- I will be at Studio #4 the Waterfront Community Center
in downtown Winslow
- December 4th until the end of April - POP UP MADRONA
- I am so excited to be opening a temporary shop in the
Madronna neighborhood of Seattle with a few artisan friends.
Additional events to be posted as they are confirmed.