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Vicki Murphy

Visual Arts, Mosaics
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Vicki Murphy is a mosaic artist who works primarily in Ohio and New Orleans. She has trained extensively with master mosaic artist Laurel True of True Mosaics Studio for many years focusing on studio work and professional development in large scale public art. She worked with True on multiple projects in New Orleans including the Global Mosaic Project and Universal Garden’s Lotus Fantasy Bench, the Green Project, and the Edible Schoolyard murals. Vicki’s combined years as artist, educator and licensed social worker give her a unique perspective regarding the healing power of art and the beauty of creative expression.

Vicki leads students toward envisioning and designing of the final product as well as their own personal projects. From there, she facilitates the creation of vibrant mosaic artworks and permanent wall installations using low-fire tile, high-fire tile, sparkling mirror, colorful stained glass, translucent glass, and an array of eye-catching materials. She teaches students the safe and efficient methods of breaking ceramic tiles, cutting tesserae with hand precision tools, and adhering materials onto the proper substrates.

Grade Levels/Age Groups

  • PreK
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
  • Senior

Facilities and Resources Required

  • Electrical outlets
  • Tables
  • Non-carpeted floors
  • Sink/Water
  • Ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • Buckets


December 2019 and onward











Images courtesy of the teaching artist.