The F Word stands for Functional

With the exception of the SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design) show in Chicago, functional is not synonymous with fine art.

And because Mosaic is so durable, it's hard to resist using it for everything from a vessel to a tabletop.

Here are a few examples of my functional pieces, plus a few that could function if they had to (like the Panic Button or the Garden Shawl).