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Chinese Mosaic

The Chinese Mosaic is a fused glass on mosaicked glass piece representing the stunning countryside of China.  It is housed in a Chinese dragon frame, an auspicious symbol representing Leigh's trips to China and her love of Chinese culture.



Gorman Mural

The Gorman Mural is located at Gorman Elementary School in Gorman, California. 

The tiles were created and glazed by 50 kindergarten through 8th grade students who participated in every phase of the planning and production under the guidance of Leigh Adams and dance and movement teacher Sandy Biery. 

Glass inclusions were both made and purchased and the process was used to teach physics and recycling. 

The mural represents the wildflower covered hills of Gorman and Christo's Umbrella installation.

Bel Air Mosaic

This piece is located at Westland School on Mulholland Drive in Bel Air, completed by 22 10-12 year old students and Leigh to celebrate the culmination of a year long study of Greece. 

The initial concept was replicating the Queen's Megaron at Knossos and the additions were from the children's imaginations. 

All glass was cut and installed by the kids.....Leigh fused glass, supported learners and grouted!

Transmitted Light Mosaic
Homage to Bill Crite's Morning on the River is a layered glass mosaic. It won the People's Choice Award for Professional Mosaics as well as a judge's award in the 2007 International Glass Expo.

About Leigh

Leigh Adams' love of art and children and her commitment to doing public art with children have resulted in a variety of differing art installations and activities.  Although most of her work is done in the Pasadena California area, Leigh has traveled and worked with children in Mexico, China and Central America for many years. 

Whether teaching folk arts, language or life skills, Leigh believes that cooperative learning, achieving consensus and building new skills which can result in public acknowledgement are some of the greatest gifts we can give our children and our society. 

As arts become less and less available in our schools, Leigh believes it is incumbent upon us to make opportunities for hands-on learning available to our young people.  Public installations are an excellent way to elevate children's belief in themselves, their self worth and the value of their efforts. 

Currently Artist in Residence at the LA County Arboretum, she is working on a 960' mosaicked "DreamSnake" using tiles glazed by children at the Arboretum and at area schools, colleges and clubs. Leigh is available for architectural glass design and commissioned work. 

List of homes, churches and references available on request.

Contact Leigh by e-mail: LeighAdams@LAGlassArt.com

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