Mosaic artist puts artwork together one piece at a time in Hopkinton
By NANCY BEAN FOSTER
Union Leader Correspondent | September 12. 2013 10:52PM
Mosaic sculpture sturdy enough to withstand New Hampshire winters is one of artist Liz Van Saun’s specialties. (Nancy Bean Foster Photo)
From furniture to windows to backsplashes, Liz Van Saun, a mosaic artist from Hopkinton, does it all. NANCY BEAN FOSTER
Van Saun has been working in mosaics for 11 years. Schooled in the visual arts, she started her career working on children’s books, but when she discovered a volume on mosaics, she fell in love.
Artist Liz Van Saun of Hopkinton brings her passion for mosaics to schools, art classes and the community. Nancy Bean Foster
Through a process of reading, researching and lots of trial and error, Van Saun learned the art, creating murals and windows, and turning ordinary pieces of furniture into something unique.
Van Saun works with recycled glass as well as old china that friends and the local transfer station donate to her. In her studio, built six years ago on the property she and her husband own in Hopkinton, she works on commissioned pieces as well as art she sells at a variety of fairs and markets.
Van Saun also creates what she calls “community art projects,” including a giant fish she’s currently working on. She takes the pieces with her to a studio she works at in Vermont, to Market Days in Manchester, and the Arts Market in Concord. There, she lets people take part in the creation of art by letting them choose and affix glass and china to the sculptures or murals.
Van Saun is also hoping to start working with senior citizens because it’s such an uncomplicated process.
For more information visit www.kasthillstudio.com.