Medium: Stained Glass and Smalti
Martha Crandall is both mosaic artist and educator and has lived in Chicago for more than 30 years. Involved with art from an early age, she continues to pursue work that addresses her particular strengths in art. After earning a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, she planned on becoming an illustrator but quickly expanded her interests to include graphic design, which became a lifetime career.
As a founding faculty member of The Chicago Mosaic School, she teaches both adults and children and finds satisfaction in helping her students realize their artistic voice in the language of glass and stone. In 2011 she was the lead artist with CMS for “Something Fishy”, where she designed a mosaic to cover a cement water feature in Weisman Park Playlot , 44th ward.
Meanwhile she never stopped drawing and painting. Around 2000 the mosaic direction took hold. She is a professional member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and owns Studio B Mosaic Design. Martha accepts mosaic commissions for both private and public work.