Lin Schorr Mosaics – 2014 International Mosaic Auction for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
Auction Ends: Dec 6, 2014 05:00 PM EST

Mosaic - art

'Protect the Pristine' by Janet Althoff

Item Number
Estimated Value
$320 USD to bambusaman
Number of Bids
13  -  Bid History

Item Description


Item: Mosaic wall panel 

Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch, 21.5cm x 21.5cm

Tesserae: Stained glass, mirror, glass frit, seashells, shell frit, charms, glass beads, pearls, mini-glass pebbles, glass gems


Janet is a self-taught artist living in Carbondale, Illinois. Her mosaic pieces are made mostly with found objects collected from antique shops, Good Will, estate sales, flea markets and from the basement and attics of friends.  Janet considers anything that doesn’t breathe is an unsuspecting mosaic victim!

“The hunt is part of the journey and fun for the perfect material to be used in my work” She tends to do what pleases her eye at the time, and sometimes, “not thought out”.  Most of her work is very spontaneous.  She has discovered that some of her work translates her mood and feelings at the time.  “Mosaicing is very therapeutic” says Janet…she states that she does mosaic for arts sake, but mainly “her” sake!

There are many ways to describe Althoffs self-taught style. But for her, it comes down to self-expression. Although most of her creations are made from flawed materials, maybe that’s what the best art is, a flawed creation reflecting the imperfect beauty of the creator, making it easy for others to relate.

You never know what kind of art will be coming from Janet’s little garden shed next, however, you can be sure that it will be a fun and colorful treasure, and hopefully put a smile on your face!


Janet Althoff ~ StJohnsGypsy’s Mosaics

Carbondale, Illinois, USA

Item Special Note

USPS Domestic Flat Rate shipping box size: Medium

Donated By:

Janet Althoff

Janet Althoff