Jill Gatwood

I have lived in New Mexico for 45 years. After working for many years as an epidemiologist (the branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases) in New Mexico and the Caribean, I am now a fulltime Mosaic Artist and Hiker.

I like art that is not just viewed but is participatory: that can be experienced, touched and felt and that changes with the light and angle. My focus has been in transforming common household items into works of mosaic art that highlight the innate, iconic beauty of their shapes and purpose.

Some of my favorite projects are mailboxes, tables, toasters, and other kitchen appliances, as well as, skulls.

I love to watch self-proclaimed "non-artists" redefine themselves when they start to work in mosaic.

I have been teaching mosaic art classes and workshops in venues around Albuquerque and at my home studio for the last 8 years.

Check out my website: www.mirafloresmosaics.com

I am thrilled to have found and now be teaching at SW Craft Connection. I look forward to meeting each one of you.

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