I love traditional glass and stone mosaics, but also all sorts of materials and found objects. I am fascinated by the play of light on the shiny stuff and the variety of movement and meaning.
Each facet of mosaic has a voice – focal point, background and the context of display. Inspiration comes from a particular mineral or stone, a color, nature, or another work of art.
Sometimes there is a feeling to express or a story to tell, sometimes a plan, sometimes not, but always an organic and surprising process. Fun! Come visit the gallery or see more mosaics for sale on the mosaic pages in the drop down menu at the top of the page.
Since opening Andamento, I have also created a wide variety of jewelry featuring dichroic glass, natural stone, minerals, fossils and more. See more by clicking on the jewelry pages in the menu.
Creating for life. As a child, my favorite memories were playing in the wilderness of Kentucky and on the beaches of south Carolina.
Sustainability, using found objects for functional and practical applications, reusing and recycling were values due to circumstances. I’ve lived in Texas, Georgia, California, New York City and now Baltimore. I love fabric, stones, wood, metal, glass, mirrors, tiles, paint, shells, pods, all kinds of objects from nature and urban streets. My passion for jewelry began in New York where I studied art and earned a degree from Studio Jewelers.
I am constantly challenging myself to stretch into new territories of expression. Juxtaposing natural elements, found objects and unique precious stones, I want to create a wearable piece of art that comes alive and has special meaning. Each piece finds the stylish edgy wearer who is in touch with their warrior within and the two become one of power and joy. To see more, visit GinaTackettJewelry on Etsy.
Zoey Meyers is our newest resident artist at Andamento. Her love of gemstones led her to learn to cut and shape them from the rough, particularly opals. The art of lapidary sparked her interest in learning to set stones into jewelry. Her travels took her to Bali where metalsmithing has been practiced and mastered for centuries. After studying under traditional Balinese artists, she has now come to join us in Hampden. Zoey uses those traditional techniques combined with modern tools and sensibility, to shape pieces that highlight and celebrate the beauty of the natural gemstone.
Eva Sandstrom has come from Stockholm Sweden to Baltimore Maryland, via New York City, where she worked for many years as both a milliner and a graphic designer. She's now found a home in Baltimore and at Andamento Studio & Gallery, where we are delighted to offer her unique steel, copper and enamel jewelry.