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Unique Handcrafted Mosaic Garden Art and Jewelry
Created Primarily From Recycled China

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UPCOMING SHOWS

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October

November 25, 2017 POP-UP HOLIDAY EVENT AT THE BROADWAY MARKET on Capitol Hill, Seattle
Support Seattle Made craftspeople in this annual event featuring apparel, jewelry, foodstuffs, handmade goods and other gifts from local artisans and manufacturers on Shop Small Saturday.   10am-3pm.
 
December 1, 2 & 3, 2017  BAINBRIDGE ISLAND STUDIO TOUR, Bainbridge Island, WA
I will be at Studio # 3 The Masonic Lodge across the street from the High School and will have a variety of garden art, mirrors and vases as well as my mosaic jewelry and belt buckles
This self-drive studio tour features the works of over 50 artists in a large variety of mediums where you are sure to find something for everyone!    Maps are available online or at locations around the island.

Additional events to be posted as they are confirmed.

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I am currently taking orders for commissioned garden art and jewelry. 
Have a piece of china or pottery you would like to incorporate into something special? 

NEWS

I have now joined the Instagram world, visit me at @Artcycled
May 5, 2016 featured in the Everett Herald http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20160505/LIVING03/160509616
August 6, 2015 featured in the Eco Chic section of the Seattle Times
On July 15, 2014 my work was featured on KOMO TV for a Green Living
segment by King County Eco Consumer Guide Tom Watson

 

 

Artcycled Mosaics offers handmade, one of a kind upcycled mosaic jewelry,  garden art and home accessories.  My garden art ranges from  bird baths, mosic fish, tables and outdoor friendly mirrors.   My unique broken china jewelry includes pendants, necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and belt buckles all hand cut from upcycled and recycled china plates.

I love to transform cracked or broken plates, china dishes and serving pieces into unique and new works, giving those old treasured items a new lease on life with my broken china mosaics.   My unique handcrafted mosaic garden art is designed to enliven any garden setting.   Distinctive birdbaths, birdhouses, tables, jewelry, gifts and garden art are created,  in the picassiette style, with recycled tesserae (tile, pottery, broken china, glass and found objects) when ever possible.  

November 24, 2013 "Sustainable Gifts That Keep On Giving" Seattle Times  http://seattletimes.com:80/html/pacificnw/2022201893_greenmarketxml.html.  
I was thrilled to be featured in a short list of environmentally friendly gift giving ideas for the holidays in the Pacific Magazine of the November 24, 2013 Seattle Times.  
"For the gardener: Seattle’s Darcy Thompson has created Artcycled Mosaics, a collection of upcycled jewelry, garden art and home accessories. The pieces are made out of recycled materials such as broken china mosaics, repurposed into new works such as bird baths, small tables and outdoor-friendly mirrors that add a pop of color to any garden. Thompson brings her work to art shows around the Seattle area. Check her website for her nearest show or order online."

My handcrafted garden art and  jewelry pieces make great gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, housewarmings or any occasion for the garden enthusiast!  I hope you enjoy your visit, if you see something you are interested in please contact me for price and availability. Custom orders are welcomed and can be designed to suit a particular theme, color combination or special occasion.  Turn around time depends upon the season and my current schedule.

Special Projects

For the 2011 Northwest Flower and Garden Show I had a blast working with Susan Browne Landscape Design to provide some fun and colorful elements to her Gold Medal "Run Little Pigs Run" display garden.  I created some truely unique flowers for the entry to the wolf den as well as an assortment of teal, orange and black flowers in front of the straw house.  

Ravenna Park Playground, Seattle, WA
Installation Spring/Summer 2008
This project features a large "Tree of Life" medallion in front of a historic park building.  In addition a mosaic butterfly, woodpecker and turtle were installed in the new "tot lot" sandbox area.
Click here to see   photos of this project.
 
Judkins Park Apartments Courtyard Art Project in Seattle, WA.  
Installation Spring 2006.  
Click here to see photos of this fun project that turned a bland courtyard into an inviting, colorful and playful area.
I generally work in a traditional mortar and grout process because I feel that this process holds up the best for exterior pieces.  I also do my own welding and copper work and design many of the stands used to display my work.
What does Artcycled mean?
Artcycled is a name I came up with, and is now widely used,  to express my desire to utilize recycled, repurposed or reused materials when ever possible.    It also reflects the fractured nature of Picassiette pottery or broken china mosaic which is the primary style of my mosaic garden art. Recycling or upcycling items into new uses is a great eco friendly alternative!  
 
Recycle + Upcycle = Artcycle
Artcycled
Darcy Thompson 
206-325-4295
Seattle, Washington
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