Ballet dancer and master mosaicist Michael Kruzich will be teaching Classical Smalti techniques at Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland. For all my Intro to Smalti students, this is an excellent next step in honing your skills.

NEXT CLASS: Jan. 27-29, 2012 – sign up today! Click this link:

More on Michael’s courses HERE


“Corinthian” Winner 2010 Juror’s Choice Award Mosaic Arts International 2010

As Juror, I selected “Corinthian”, shown above, to exhibit in the 2009 Tesserae: Art of Mosaics  show in Long Beach, California.

and you can’t argue with this hot, oily Roman hunk…


“The Ides of March” 2008 (Stone and Smalti) 13.5”x21”

Michael is gaining a reputation not only as a classicist working in both stone and smalti, but for his contemporary and captivating series of mosaic portraits “Heroes wth Bling” honoring San Francisco’s most notorious gender illusionists, that’s right, Drag Queens.

I LOVE this one:


“Sylvester” 2011, Stone, Smalti, Turquoise , broken china and inset jewelry 31” x 23” $ 5000. Received Director’s Choice Award at Infinity Art Gallery Figurative Expo 2011

Michael is a thoughtful, warm and generous teacher. Enjoy!



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