Curious About Us?
If you're wondering about us, here's the place to find some answers. It's always good to know who's doing what and why they're doing it.
Two Sisters Mosaics is the work of three artists:
The Wizard of Functionality
- Jane Sullivan
- Rick Wells
Jean and Jane do the mosaic work and Rick (who happens to be Jean's husband) makes everything possible. We gave him the title of "Wizard of Functionality," because he performs such magical feats. He drills, cuts, saws, scrounges and displays our beautiful art in the best way possible. If you like all that beautiful stonework and metal - that's Rick!
We Really Are Sisters
Jane and Jean are sisters, just like the name says! We grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming and are proud to be Westerners. Eventually we both ended up in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Two Sisters Mosaics was born in 2006. We started out making things on our dining room table, but that didn't last long. We realized we needed a studio, if for nothing else than to house the quickly accumulating jars of glass tile and other goodies that caught our eye. We are known affectionately (we think!) as "the cracked pot sisters," a name we've grown to tolerate and even like a bit!
We love what we do!
We absolutely love making mosaic. It's definitely the most fun we've had in a long time. We go to the studio, put on our favorite music , Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams , and get lost in the color and texture of the glass or other tesserae that we're working with. Before we know it, hours have gone by.
The picture below was taken at our first patron party in August of 2007. As you can see we were having a LOT of fun! We don't usually dance with each other, but it was so much fun. If you have a sister, dance with her. Life is too short to miss out on having a dance with your sister.
Our second patron party. Love that honky tonk music! That's us with our favorite band - Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams.
Self Taught Artists
Another thing about us is that we are self taught. Jane fuses glass and occasionally uses one of her fused pieces in our mosaic. Jean has been a mixed media artist for many years working mainly in fiber arts and collage. All were good preludes for mosaic.
The next thing you need to know about us is that our style is contemporary, eclectic and full of color. We want our work to sizzle and pop. We try to stretch beyond the more traditional mosaic into extreme color and movement. We continue to study the ancient art of mosaic, always with an eye toward improving our art.
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