Fine Craft Made by Hand in Maine

Mosaic Wall Pieces

Mosaic Vessels

Custom Commissions

Great Blue Mosaic

Fine Craft Made by Hand in Maine


The Studio

Employing traditional methods, Great Blue Mosaic offers hand made mosaic art. Each mosaic is designed and crafted by mosaic artist Gretchen Schaefer.


Fine Craftsmanship

Works typically include a mix of traditional and natural materials highlighting color and texture.  All work is guaranteed against defects of workmanship.




Society of American Mosaic Artists

Maine Crafts Association, Guild Level

Center for Maine Contemporary Art

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Mosaic Wall Pieces from stock are ready to hang.

Mosaic Vessels are water tight and can be used for vase, votive or accent light

Examples of completed commission work

Great Blue Mosaic is a private studio.  Please call or email to arrange for a studio visit.


Breaking Wave #1; 10" x 20"; stained glass; $600
Cottontail at Kettle Cove; 16" x 20"; $800
Kingfisher Pair, 12" x 16", $600
Seabunnies, 27.5" x 27.5", stained glass on glass interior window
Palisades and Red Tailed Hawk; 20" x 30"; stained glass, porcelain, natural stone, cut stone, marble; kitchen wall inset, $2200

An artist since childhood Gretchen has a wide background in fine craft work.  Studying metalsmithing at the University of Iowa, Gretchen supported herself as a fine weaver and jewelry maker while milking cows and canning vegetables.  Gretchen began to focus on mosaic in the late 1990's, traveling several times to northeast Italy to study Early Christian and Byzantine mosaic styles.  Gretchen currently gardens, plays music and makes mosaics full time in Portland, Maine.