Our mosaic & sculpture art studio located in the San Francisco Bay Area – we offer custom architectural mosaics and sculpture for public, private, and commercial spaces. We facilitate community mosaic art projects, school mosaic projects, and other group live art events.
We work in collaboration with our clients to design and fabricate custom mosaic and sculpture. Our design is context-driven. We aim to realize our clients’ vision for the space in which the mosaic will be installed and the audience of the mosaic or sculpture.
We design and fabricate large scale mosaic for interior and exterior environments. We work with a wide range of mosaic tile – glass, pebbles, ceramic tile, handmade ceramic tile. We design and fabricate concrete sculpture. Standard professional tile industry practices are observed in the production and installation of architectural mosaics.
Local & Global
Modern production techniques allow for large scale mosaics to be fabricated in our studio and the pieced sections to be transported for installation anywhere in the world. SF Bay Area and California based projects can be installed on site by our team over a few days. We can also ship mosaic sections globally to be installed by local tile setters.
We use a variety of techniques to create concrete sculpture: poured casts, ferrocement (concrete over expanded metal lathe or metal grid layered on a metal armature) or over fiberglass mesh layered on a styrofoam core. We can decorated concrete sculpture by carving and shaping at various stages in the curing process. Other attractive ways to finish include painting, concrete stains, polishing, and mosaic.
About Sophia Othman – Lead Mosaic Artist
Sophia was born in Tennessee, and grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, for her first 14 years. Her family lived in Cardiff, Wales for 2 years and she has lived in California since 1981. Sophia has been creatively driven since childhood. Her formal education took a crooked path through a Bachelors in Geology and a Masters Program in Nursing Science (she is an RN), a few years of teaching technology. Her art education includes self-curated in-depth studies in mosaic, welded metal sculpture, concrete sculpture, community built art, and ceramics. She has been creating mosaic and concrete sculpture since 2003. She is passionate about large-scale mosaic and sculpture – art the has a palpable impact on the space in which it lives – art that creates a sense of grounded wonder and joy in the observer. Her guiding artistic vision is to elegantly blend beauty, utility, and meaning. She is excited by the context-driven transformation of environments via art into places that bring joy and inspiration. Her artistic design is heavily influenced by themes found in nature. She aims for her art to facilitate joy, catalyze profound personal freedom, and evoke a sense of connected belonging. Her current areas of artistic expansion include community-built art, and handmade ceramic tile, and being a teaching artist.