GREAT BLUE MOSAIC

Fine Craft Made by Hand in Maine

Mosaic wall pieces Mosaic Wall Pieces selected from stock are provided with D-rings and picture wire for surface mounting.

Mosaic Vessels

Vessels are glass on glass mosaic.  Vessels are water tight and can hold flowers or a votive candle.  Some vessels are provided with battery operated lights and can be used as accent lightling.


Unique Mosaic Art

Great Blue Mosaic is a custom mosaic studio located in Portland, Maine.  Owned and operated by mosaic artist Gretchen Schaefer, Great Blue Mosaic offers hand crafted, one of a kind mosaic wallpieces, vessels and jewelry.  Work from stock can be viewed for purchase by appointment at the studio. See a partial listing of pieces available for sale below.


Great Blue Mosaic is happy to work with you or your designer/contractor to provide unique, custom wall insets for wet locations like kitchens and bathrooms.  See examples of recent custom projects below.



Recent Custom Commissions

I welcome the opportunity to work with clients on custom mosaic projects.  The client has the chance to collaborate with me on every aspect of the project.  Documentary photos can be provided as the piece progresses.

Because mosaic is waterproof it is the perfect choice for wet areas like sink surrounds, back splashes and kitchen or bathroom wall insets.  I can work with your tiler and contractor to provide wall insets to seamlessly mesh with surrounding tile work.

Contact us:

207-272-0519

greatbluemosaic@gmail.com

Dog Whelk Lantern;  stone, shells, stained glass on glass; 5" square;  interior light. $100.00
Dog Whelk Lantern; stone, shells, stained glass on glass; 5" square; interior light. $100.00
Lupine Vase; stained glass on glass, 4.5" x 4.5" x 9", tapered; $200.00
Lupine Vase; stained glass on glass, 4.5" x 4.5" x 9", tapered; $200.00
Iris Vase; stained glass on glass; 4.5" x 4.5" x 9", tapered; $150.00
Iris Vase; stained glass on glass; 4.5" x 4.5" x 9", tapered; $150.00
Pond Platter; stained glass on ceramic; 11.25" rounded square; $250.00
Pond Platter; stained glass on ceramic; 11.25" rounded square; $250.00
Swimming Fish Vase; 4.5" x 9", round; stained glass on glass;  $120.00
Swimming Fish Vase; 4.5" x 9", round; stained glass on glass; $120.00
Grapes Vase; 4.5" x 4.5" x 9", tapered; stained glass on glass; $175.00
Grapes Vase; 4.5" x 4.5" x 9", tapered; stained glass on glass; $175.00
WisteriaVase; 4.5" x 4.5" x 9.5"; stained glass on glass;  $300.00
WisteriaVase; 4.5" x 4.5" x 9.5"; stained glass on glass; $300.00
Ivy Vase; 4.5" x 4.5" x 9", tapered; stained glass on glass; interior lights; $200.00
Ivy Vase; 4.5" x 4.5" x 9", tapered; stained glass on glass; interior lights; $200.00
Fiddlehead Vase;4.5" x 4.5" x 9", tapered; stained glass on glass;  $150.00
Fiddlehead Vase;4.5" x 4.5" x 9", tapered; stained glass on glass; $150.00
Layered Vase;  4" x 4" x 8", tapered; stained glass on glass;  $120.00
Layered Vase; 4" x 4" x 8", tapered; stained glass on glass; $120.00
Jugendstil Vase; 2" x 2" x 8"; stained glass on glass;  $60.00
Jugendstil Vase; 2" x 2" x 8"; stained glass on glass; $60.00
Perching Kingfisher; 14" x 15"; stained glass, marble; $800.00
Perching Kingfisher; 14" x 15"; stained glass, marble; $800.00
Rabbit; 8" x 16"; natural stone, stained glass, glass tile; $500.00
Rabbit; 8" x 16"; natural stone, stained glass, glass tile; $500.00
Yin and Yang; diptych, 10" x 20" each; natural stone, stained glass, smalti, marble; $1800.00
Yin and Yang; diptych, 10" x 20" each; natural stone, stained glass, smalti, marble; $1800.00
Aquileia; 12" x 16.5";glass, porcelain, smalti;  $600.00
Aquileia; 12" x 16.5";glass, porcelain, smalti; $600.00
Dove and Grapes; 18" x 18"; marble, stained glass,; $800.00
Dove and Grapes; 18" x 18"; marble, stained glass,; $800.00
Evening; 12" x 18"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; $800.00
Evening; 12" x 18"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; $800.00
Flow; 10" x 20"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; $800.00
Flow; 10" x 20"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; $800.00
The Green Fuse;12" x 16"; stained glass, glass tile; $500.00
The Green Fuse;12" x 16"; stained glass, glass tile; $500.00
Hunting Heron; 18" x 26"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; $2000.00
Hunting Heron; 18" x 26"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; $2000.00
Kennebec;16" x 10.5"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; $600.00
Kennebec;16" x 10.5"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; $600.00
Leaping Trout; 12" x 16"; natural stone, stained glass; $700.00
Leaping Trout; 12" x 16"; natural stone, stained glass; $700.00
Monarchs; 14" x 17"; stained glass, marble; $800.00
Monarchs; 14" x 17"; stained glass, marble; $800.00
Range View; 12" x 16"; natural stone, stained glass, porcelain, marble; $600.00
Range View; 12" x 16"; natural stone, stained glass, porcelain, marble; $600.00
Reflected Heron; 20" x 26"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; $2000.00
Reflected Heron; 20" x 26"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; $2000.00
Up North; 15" x 25"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $1400
Up North; 15" x 25"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $1400
Horn Pond #1, Loon; 24" x 30"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $2880
Horn Pond #1, Loon; 24" x 30"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $2880
Horn Pond #2, Turtle; 18" x 24"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $1944
Horn Pond #2, Turtle; 18" x 24"; natural stone, stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $1944
Horn Pond #5, Lily Buds; 8" x 8"; stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $288
Horn Pond #5, Lily Buds; 8" x 8"; stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $288
Horn Pond #4, Frog; 8" x 10"; stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $360
Horn Pond #4, Frog; 8" x 10"; stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $360
Horn Pond #3, Open Lily; 8" x 8"; stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $288
Horn Pond #3, Open Lily; 8" x 8"; stained glass, marble; kitchen wall inset, private home; $288

Mosaic Jewelry

Great Blue Mosaic offers a limited line of mosaic jewelry including earrings, necklaces and brooches. Each item is unique.


Natural stone, stained glass and shell pendant, 2" x 3/4", with silver chain, 24" $45.00
Natural stone, stained glass and shell pendant, 2" x 3/4", with silver chain, 24" $45.00
Stained glass and glass with silver wires. $25.00
Stained glass and glass with silver wires. $25.00
Natural stone, stained glass and feldspar with silver wires. 1.5" x 1/4" $25
Natural stone, stained glass and feldspar with silver wires. 1.5" x 1/4" $25
Seaglass and stone mosaic pendants, gray feldspar, jade and lapis lazuli beads and silver findings. 21" $60
Seaglass and stone mosaic pendants, gray feldspar, jade and lapis lazuli beads and silver findings. 21" $60
Natural stone and stained glass pendant, 1 3/4" x 1/2", with feldspar and jade bead necklace, 22" $45
Natural stone and stained glass pendant, 1 3/4" x 1/2", with feldspar and jade bead necklace, 22" $45
Stained glass with glass beads, silver wires. mosaic 3/4" x 1/2" $25
Stained glass with glass beads, silver wires. mosaic 3/4" x 1/2" $25
Natural stone, stained glass and feldspar with silver wires. $25
Natural stone, stained glass and feldspar with silver wires. $25

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.