Erin Adams’ Collection for New Ravenna Mosaics
Erin Adams’ designs for New Ravenna Mosaics make colorful artworks out of everything from bottles to fishes.
Adams chose to use a color palette inspired by smalti - the opaque glass tiles that were originally developed for use in mosaics created during the Byzantine era. Ravenna Mosaic owner and founder Sara Baldwin said of the collaboration: "Erin really knows how to use color in a way that is bold without being overbearing."
Designs include Kente (top), a bold hand cut glass mosaic shown in Athos, Juhl, Blair, Rhode, Rolly and Obsidian. Coral (shown above) is an organic design made in hand cut Rose Quartz, Sardonyx, and Agate glass.
Bottles is a glass waterjet mosaic shown above in Moonstone, Opal and Tourmaline.
Floating Fish – a water jet jewel glass mosaic shown in Mica, Sardonyx, Garnet, Pearl, and Quartz,
Cityscape features water jet glass cut Pearl, Lavastone, and Tourmaline arranged into a striking architectural skyline.
About the designer: Erin Adams is one of today's foremost mosaic tile designers, with a career that spans almost twenty years. In her work as both artisan and interior designer, Erin infuses sophisticated urban sensibilities with elements of the folk art tradition that surrounded her as a child.About the manufacturer: Based in Exmore, Virginia, New Ravenna Mosaics supply both custom and ready to ship tile designs for imaginative, sustainable, and durable surfaces. The company designs for both residential and commercial clients with over 200 handcrafted designs are available at tile showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, London, and Dubai.