I am a mosaic artist primarily; although for many years I worked in watercolor. But I also have a passion for crafts, including making soap, candles, jam, and salsa. I also enjoy sewing and quilting.
I am an artist, crafter, gardener, and passionate about birds. Avalon Parrots was opened in 2003 as brick and mortar store to help share my love of art and birds. In 2019, I moved the store online.
Along this journey, I began taking in companion parrots in need of a new home. This eventually led to establishing a nonprofit organization to help care for the birds, which I still manage. Just prior to the pandemic, I had made the decision to relocate my business to a home studio and close my retail store. I love the freedom working from a home studio gives me and since 2020 have been making custom stepping stones full time. I also sell a variety of handcrafted items during the holiday season in the Christmas Shed, my seasonal holiday sale. Generally speaking, these handcrafted gifts are available from October through December, although I do sell some products year around.
I still offer a small selection of pet bird products on this site, but no longer offer boarding.
What I Do
Glass on Glass Mosaics
Custom mosaic stepping stone
This is an example of my custom work; it is Caique and Sun Conure stepping stone I made for a buyer in California. I sell my custom mosaics throughout the United States.