Meraki Mosaics is a creative arts initiative in Ottawa with 2 goals: For the community, my focus is to offer easily accessible, stained glass mosaic workshops (think paint night with stained glass!) For animal lovers: I offer commissioned, beautiful, life-like mosaic renditions of their furry friends.
Check out who I am and how Meraki Mosaics evolved, and what people are saying about my workshops and commissioned pet portraits. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to engage my mobile services for a workshop for your community, attend a workshop or mosaic meetup in my home, or to discuss a potential commission. Hope to meet you soon. Trish
My passion is creating stained glass mosaics and I want to share it with everyone! I’m a wife and a mom to two tween girls, and was a registered nurse in an earlier life. Ten years ago, during a stressful time in my personal and family life, I had the opportunity to play around with some leftover scraps of stained glass. The satisfaction I felt creating my first abstract “something” fueled in me an obsession to continue making glass mosaics.
At night, I’d disappear into the basement to recreate mosaic images of our kids, pets, and my garden. Once immersed in creating, I became aware of a sense of peace that I hadn’t noticed before. Spending time in my “studio” making mosaics continues to help me relax – it rejuvenates me, and sustains me mentally and spiritually.
Self taught and still very much a novice, I initiated a local Mosaic Meetup Group in 2014. I was successful in my intent to build a small, fluid community of (mostly) women also interested in creating glass mosaics. Some participants were hesitant, shyly claiming they were not artistic, but their beautiful stained glass creations soon proved them wrong. The enthusiasm born of our regular meetup gatherings, the new learnings and friendships formed became the stimulus of Meraki Mosaics!
“I attended a workshop with Trish Rossiter to learn the basics. I looooovvveeed it! I felt very at home in the workshop space. It was very informative and I will be returning for a second class for sure! Sheri”