My name is Trish Rossiter. I am the founder of Meraki Mosaics, a creative arts initiative in Ottawa. My mission is to provide easily accessible, freestyle, stained glass mosaic parties (think paint night with stained glass!) and workshops. I also consider requests for commissioned mosaics. ( My absolute favourite commission is for a mosaic rendition of “man’s best friend” – our pets!) Contact me today!
I am happy to consider requests for commissioned mosaics. I create mosaics primarily out of coloured and textured stained glass, securely attached to either a solid or glass base. If glass, when viewed back-lit or in a window, you’ll love how the varying ambient lighting transforms the mosaic! My style ranges from realistic renditions of my subject, to stylized, impressionistic or abstract versions. Mosaics can be made for either indoor or outdoor display, as requested. Glass mosaics take much time and skill and I cut each piece of glass by hand. The cost of your commission, which starts at 275.00 Cdn, reflects this accomplishment. Please know, when you choose Meraki Mosaics, you are getting a one of a kind work of art. A stained glass mosaic makes the perfect gift to yourself or to loved ones! I guarantee your satisfaction. Contact me to find out more!
“I had a beautiful mosaic done of my dog Slice done by Trish last year.The mosaic is an amazing piece of art that hangs proudly in my home. Trish is an incredibly talented artist. Kim S “
Mosaic parties You organize and host your people and I’ll bring all the goods!
Anyone can partake and find pleasure in creating mosaics! Glass on Glass Mosaics give a change of pace for those seeking a night out, a new creative outlet, a chance to meet like-minded friends, and even experience some quiet and reflective time. The act of creating mosaics naturally focuses our attention and encourages us to slow down and be in the moment. As we contemplate the various colours and textures of glass and mosaic design, we can briefly let go of life’s bothersome details.
I offer mobile mosaic services for parties of 6 – 12 participants. Experience is not required! We will cover topics such as safety and glass cutting techniques and you’ll make a sun catcher to bring home. You choose your favourites from a buffet of tantalizing stained glass pieces. You are welcome to bring your own design/ pattern to recreate in mosaic form (simple please! Think kids’ old fashioned colouring books), or choose one from my stash. No room to host at your place? Not a problem – I have the space for your group in my studio.
Mosaics parties are perfect for ladies’ night out! (Nip & Sip), date night, family and neighborhood gatherings, and team building events.The atmosphere is always laid back and casual and participants repeatedly tell me how much fun they’ve had and how relaxed they feel as they create their art. So, gather your gang and get set for a fun-filled, creative adventure! Contact me today to book your mosaic party!
Mosaics made easy. These fun, 3 hour gatherings are the same as mosaic parties described above – without the need to organize or host a group of your friends. The number of participants vary in these workshops and are held at my home studio in the west end of Ottawa.
Technique focused workshops I provide 4 hour workshops on request, in my home studio. We discuss and practice the various styles/ patterns of laying glass (known as opus in mosaics) and look at how a particular opus affects the visual flow or andamento in a mosaic design.
Projects are typically not grouted at these sessions; arrangements for same made on request.
“Wow what a great experience!! Trish just coordinated an amazing workshop for us. We were a big group and she guided us all to these beautiful pieces. We will definitely be doing another one it the future, we are hooked on cut glass!” Heather Lucente
“Awesome workshop for my kids Share Community Program. Trish was amazing and I may have found a new interest. Thanks Trish Rossiter. Great time and my group loved it! ” Carol Chayer