Robin Friedman is a mosaic artist who started creating Mosaics about 12 years ago while her son was still in junior high. She visited Arcata mosaic artist Laurel Skye during North Coast Open Studios and was taken away by the work she saw. After that she started making art and taking workshops, going to places like Mexico, Chicago, The Institute of Mosaic Arts, and Italy. Through these different places she’s drawn cultural influence and inspiration, especially from her visit to Italy where she visited the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, full of alabaster windows, cobalt blues, and 24k gold smalti.
During Open Studios, Robin enjoys meeting a lot of people, and talking with other artists. It’s always fun to reconnect with return visitors each year, who sometimes walk in wearing her earrings and glass jewelry. This is her third year at Open Studios, and she’ll be located in Beth Kabat’s Thimbleberry Threads studio in Dows Prairie during weekend 1 (June 4th & 5th) along with Linda Parkinson.