Talk on Progressive American Fireplace Mosaics

by Theodore Ellison

I’m presenting a talk on the history of American mosaic in domestic settings:

Where: Holton Studio Frame Makers
2100 Fifth Street (corner of Addison), Berkeley, California
When: Wednesday Evening, June 20th at 7:30 p.m.

This illustrated talk will trace the introduction of mosaic in the buildings of progressive American architects around the turn of the twentieth century. Their collaboration with craftspeople created a new language for using mosaic in the home and provided a unique canvas for experimenting with new approaches to material and decorative design. These installations created nearly a century ago stand out as among the highest achievements of this once-ancient art form.