Market: On the Wall

Market: On the Wall

Peering into the handmade mirrors of these four artists is a celebration of craft—and of self, too.
Published on Monday, December 6, 2021. This article appears in the Winter 2022 issue of American Craft Magazine.
collage of overlapping round mirrors of different sizes with ornate mosaic frames

Clouds by Seattle-based artist Angie Heinrich. Read more below. All photos in post courtesy of Artful Home.

On the Wall. Mirrors bounce light, make spaces feel bigger, and, when surrounded by a beautiful frame, create living self-portraits every time we check ourselves out. Peering into the handmade mirrors of these four artists is a celebration of craft—and of self, too. This selection can be found at Artful Home.

Jan Jacque is a potter in love with wood. Deep Water, like many of the other works she creates in her Livonia, New York, studio, is a marriage of the two materials. Here an unconventionally shaped looking glass, 24 x 32 x 2 in., is cradled in cherrywood, with red, purple, and black ceramic “stones” as accents. / $1,000

janjacque.com

assymetrical mirror with v-shaped wooden adornment on the bottom edgt
collage of overlapping round mirrors of different sizes with ornate mosaic frames

“I create my work for the home, heart, and spirit,” says Angie Heinrich, founder of Zetamari Mosaic Artworks in Seattle, a studio, online mosaic-making school, and supply source. Her large mirror frames at Artful Home, including the “wall collage” called Clouds, 32 x 45 x .5 in., are intricate assemblages of glass tile and beads on a base of birch. / $1,600

zetamari.com | @zetamarimosaics

Daniel Grant, a marble carver and painter, and his Swedish-born wife, Ingela Norén, a weaver and faux-finish artist, fused their skills to found Grant-Norén in Westtown, New York. The Fjord mirror, 31 x 24 x 1 in., displays their contemporary update of the Scandinavian tradition of wood painted to resemble stone. It’s finished with buttermilk glaze and layers of lacquer. / $550

grant-noren.com

round mirror set in an ovular frame that looks like a cross-section of a tree with bark and rings
small round mirror set in a thick frame with green and yellow design featuring handdrawn scribbled ovals

The elegant ovals on the wooden Scribble Oculus Mirror, 18 x 18 x 4 in., reflect their creator’s love of color and line. Kimberly Winkle, a widely exhibited maker/sculptor, directs the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Technological University while producing works that, in her words, “are intentionally simplified . . . so that the designs themselves are the central focus.” / $590

kimberlywinkle.com | @kimberly_winkle

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Cover of Winter 2022 issue of American Craft