Susan Altman

Glass and grout mosaics

studio : Studio #53, 6 Vernon St., 3rd floor
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phone : 781-526-4714


  • Mosaic Corn Detail
  • My Dad's Saw
    found object mosaic, 2015
  • Tut-sie
    glass mosaic on plaster base, 2015
  • Fried Eggs and Bacon
    glass mosaic, 2016

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A self-taught artist, Susan began her training in mosaics in about 2006. Although she has substantial experience with graphic design, watercolor, pastels, wheel-thrown pottery, quilting, and jewelry design, she found lasting love in mosaics.

Susan received a 2016 STARS grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to serve as Artist in Residence at the Roberts Elementary School in Medford, MA, where she taught the entire student body (583 children in kindergarten through fifth grade) how to make mosaics and guided them through the process of creating a mosaic from a concept developed by the students. The finished mosaic, 7 x 12 feet in total, is displayed permanently in the main hall of the school. She serves on the board of directors of the Medford Arts Center, Inc. (MACI), organizing and facilitating many projects and events, including Making Art Together workshops for families, two retail art spaces, and MARV the Medford Art Bus, which will be on the roads in summer 2017.