Joanne Daschel has been creates original glass and stone mosaics, blending traditional tools and materials with contemporary techniques.She seeks to reconnect the viewer to nature through her portraits of botany, landscape and local food. Having grown up on a small Oregon farm surrounded by wild forests, she is moved by the beauty of landscape and the plants that inhabit these places.
Working with glass and stone provides vivid colors and textures that varies from one piece to the next. Joanne enjoys combining reflective and light-absorptive materials like stone in a single composition, and contrasting the dimensional quality of smalti (Venitian mosaic glass) with smooth, flat stained glass to illustrate her subjects. In mosaic craftsmanship is as important as artistry, and she relishes the technical challenges as well as the aesthetic.
Joanne teaches mosaic to all skill levels at her studio inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center .
She also teaches at the Oregon Coast Community College and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Her work is represented at the Volta gallery and the Red Cock Artisan Marketplace in Lincoln City. She is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and the Northwest Mosaic Art Alliance, which just completed a touring exhibit of mosaic work entitled “Chiaroscuro” which debuted at the LCCC’s Chessman Gallery.