Lupine Cottage Artisan Angela Maniak, Angie’s Mosaics

Meet Lupine Cottage Artisan, Angela Maniak, Angie’s Mosaics

I am a pandemic-born mosaic maker.  Finding myself at home after a long career involving extensive travel, I needed a hands-on creative activity.  I taught myself mosaic techniques and discovered a compelling new art form.

My inspiration comes from the Maine outdoors:  colors, textures, wildlife. Each piece is one-of-a-kind.  I sketch the design, select a color palette, cut and glue glass, and finally grout and seal the piece. 

The frames on my wall art are truly special.  Most of the wood comes from trees on my own property.  Occasionally, we have to take down a tree, usually due to a blowdown or disease.  My husband, Tom, harvests, mills, cuts, and finishes the wood, making custom frames for my pieces.  He also makes my wooden coasters and trivets