Yellow House


Such a treat to learn about Karen from Studio K Mosaic’s process and get a peek at a beautiful work in progress, Milkweed. You can truly feel the passion she has for her work through her patience in seeking out and carefully trimming each perfect piece. It’s a very inspiring process!


when I sat down to design a foliage inspired piece, my thought was to capture the beauty of the common Milkweed while drawing attention to their importance in the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly.
— Karen Ylitalo, Studio K Mosaics


The glass inspires me. I hold a piece in my hand or up to the light and think “this texture needs to be tree bark” or “this colour is moonlight”.
— Karen Ylitalo, Studio K Mosaics


I can visualize what I’d like to create but I never really know what the end result will be until I’ve washed the last bit of grout away. It’s a surprise each time.
— Karen Ylitalo, Studio K Mosacis

The idea that there is an element of surprise at the end of such meticulous work is so delightful. I just love this process and art form, thanks for sharing with me Karen! You can find more of her lovely work here.