Mosaics by AH

April of Mosaics by AH is a salvage artist/mosaic artist, priding herself on using recycled materials. She makes a practice of rarely tossing away anything, preferring to turn "garbage" into a beautiful piece of art.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, April.
I originally got into my craft when I was working at a pottery shop. I came into work one day and my boss had put mosaic on almost every surface. I that point I fell in love.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
My favorite thing to do is lock myself in my studio for hours with a large piece of board and a bunch of broken plates, cups, and various objects that evolve into art.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
My biggest challenge when it comes to running my business is Time Management. I work full-time and I also go to school for web design. The only time I have is in the evening and on the weekend.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Not to toot my own horn, but I love this listing

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be doctor

What other shops or artists out there do you love?
Moonstr is now one of my favorites on Etsy!

What does your future hold?
I will continue to post my items on etsy! I also plan on opening my own gallery/gift shop that features other Pittsburgh artist.

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