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mosaic fireplace surrounds

I work with directly with you to create a stunning, one of a kind mosaic tile fireplace for your home. Contact me today to get started!

Black fireplace with mosaic fireplace surround with birds and flowers


This mosaic fireplace surround, my first, started it all! It features flora and fauna from the homeowner's childhood home in Marin, CA. The home is in Oakland, CA. 

"I was looking for ways to improve my boring, painted brick fireplace surround. Initially, I thought about tiling over it. Then it hit me: why not have a one-of-a-kind work of art surrounding my fireplace instead? I had already been an admirer and customer of Nora's glass mosaic art, and I knew I wanted the design to incorporate the signature blue herons I'd seen in other pieces. We talked about my favorite plants and birds and she provided me with two drawings. We agreed to a couple of small tweaks to the one I liked best, and I felt confident to leave it in her capable and artistic hands for the rest of the process. I couldn't be more thrilled with the result. I look at it every day and it brings me so much joy." - Melia F.

Siggins detail 2


We are so thrilled with our custom fireplace surround that Nora created for us. We wanted something unique for our home that reflected our love of birds and the Illinois prairie. Nora closely worked with us on the design and listened to everything we suggested, even the very specific bird species we picked out. Nora knows her wildlife and created a design with amazing detail and beauty. We had no problem installing it when it arrived and we are so proud to show everyone our one-of-a-kind fireplace. 

Mosaic fireplace surround with trees and birds


wooden fireplace with black tiles


Blue fireplace with mosaic tile surround with herons, water lillies, cattails, and leaves

new york fireplace

After trying out various tile samples to replace our dull fireplace surround and feeling discouraged that we’d ever find something we liked, we discovered Nora’s mosaics and immediately knew that we’d finally found what we were looking for. Nora’s signature blue heron is one of our favorites, too. This was the starting point for including other local birds and flora in the design.

Nora was easy and fun to work with. She answered all our questions and helped with design decisions, even taking us with her via smartphone on her shopping trip to the glass store. The finished mosaic is amazing–it’s transformed our living room.

kennedy/byrd fireplace

The homeowners of this fireplace live next to a pond in Concord, MA and imagined a mosaic fireplace design showcasing the many animals that enjoy their beautiful waterway. The birch trees and the Barred Owl represent their love for the Adirondacks. It was an honor to create this tribute to their favorite places.

Mosiac fireplace with various birds including hummingbirds, ducks, woodpeckers, herons, and owls
Mosiac tile fireplace with trees and waterfowl

Abbott Fireplace

Featuring the flora and fauna of nearby Chesapeake Bay and the Blackhawk Nature Preserve was the goal with this mosaic tile fireplace surround. Pine trees rise to meet the grasses of the marshy wetlands, and an Osprey on the hunt soars over the waters. 


I can’t thank you enough for all your creativity and patience in creating the focal point of my new home.  I love love love my fireplace mosaic depicting the flora and fauna of the Jersey Shore.  You are a delight to work with and made the entire process stress free.  Your talent is amazing.

Mosaic tile fireplace with beach sand and seabirds
Blue Mosaic fireplace surround with herons, butterflies, hummingbirds, and flowers

Eastern Pennsylvania Fireplace

We absolutely love our custom mosaic glass fireplace surround. The details and craftsmanship are outstanding. Everyone who sees it compliments it and is amazed by the beautiful realistic variety of birds, flowers, and butterflies. We picked wildlife and flowers native to Pennsylvania. Nora knew immediately what kind of birds and butterflies we were referring to. Working with her was an absolute pleasure. She was very patient and dedicated as our contractor and architect worked out the details of the surround. It was a great creative experience and we love looking at our amazing fireplace surround. It’s the centerpiece of our new addition. Thank you Nora!

Ferchau fireplace

This homeowner in Texas loves hummingbirds and butterflies, featured prominently in this mosaic along with a peacock and some Western songbirds.

Mosaic fireplace surround with birds and butterflies
blue grey mosaic fireplace surround with birds and water

For this gas fireplace, the homeowners requested panels that could be set into a stone surround. The Great Blue Herons are paired with birds found in their Minnesota environs - a Baltimore Oriole and a Pileated Woodpecker.

Interested in your own, one-of-a-kind mosaic tile fireplace surround? Contact me to get started on one today! 


Siggins fireplace

This mosaic fireplace in Santa Clara, CA features colorful, whimsical birds that suit the eclectic and art-filled house in California. 

Nora and I worked closely together to design my fireplace surround. She is a master at her craft, and I am a perfectionist. Communication was fluid, and seamless. The project was done relatively quickly.  My fireplace has been transformed from blah to stop in your tracks stunning!  Thanks Nora for all the joy.

Beautiful mosaic tile fireplace surround with exotic birds
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