Rita Dunlavy

Rita’s fascination with mosaics came from a need to provide decorative pots for plants sold in her specimen plant nursery in the early 1990’s. Her work has moved through many phases enveloping decorative interior design using ceramic and porcelain tiles to garden furniture and traditional three dimensional sculptures. 

Her introduction and interest in warm glass art presented a new challenge. How could the two extremely different art mediums exist together? By melding fused glass techniques with the traditional mosaic process, light could be created where very little existed. Movement in the work by taking advantage of the light refractions created by many small pieces of glass was the result of this merge. 

She has also collaborated with artists of different mediums to produce special artistic statements of earth’s elements.