Mary Clark Camargo
started doing mosaics in 2000 when she needed an
interesting surface for her outdoor kitchen counter.
Armed with an assortment of colorful glass tile and
some pointers from the man that sold them to her she
fearlessly set out to do it herself. This proved to
be the beginning of a passion for glass and art that
has continued grow ever since.
started making functional yard art that quickly
found it’s way onto two television shows for HGTV
and one for the DIY Network .She was featured in the
Pasadena Star News and Mary Englebreit’s Home
Companion Magazine as well as two mosaic yearbooks
.Her colorful kaleidoscopic garden balls and
whimsical pique assiete style bird houses soon
started turning up in high-end nurseries and garden
art galleries up and down the west coast. About this
time Mary discovered that she loved doing portraits
of animals and launched Petraits by Mary.
Not one to rest
on her laurels she succumbed to the urge to expand
her repertoire and do some fine art mosaics.
This last year
has found Mary doing some large-scale sculptural
pieces. Using a vast assortment of exotic glass and
tile as well as semi-precious stone and other
“found” objects she intertwines intricate patterns
that are at once abstract and organic in nature. She
finds these highly decorative and complex mosaic
pieces to be her new passion and spends many long
hours on each one. She patiently cuts and fits
thousands of pieces of glass together knowing the
satisfaction is in the final result.
recently learned how to fuse glass as well as make
her own ceramic tile. Because her technique is
constantly evolving these elements are bound to
appear in her work in the near future. Stay tuned.