We approached Moss' booth and display as he was walking out.....
"If anybody buys something," he directed us, "just hold the money for me. Set it on the table there." To which Tom said "We'll take care of it."And Moss walked away.
I never saw the man before in my life.
And he left me in charge of his art.
I touched it.
I caressed it. (don't tell him)
I was, I suspected, in Heaven.
He returned. "Did you sell anything?"
I said “Yeah, the big one on the wall.” (the mural)
He smiled, "How much?"
"Hmmm," I smiled, "About $250. Are you OK with that?"
Moss told us he makes his own clay, bakes it himself. The colors are baked in, glazed in. There's a lot of red in this wall display, which makes it a great display. He said you rarely see red in clay because it usually gets cooked out in the glazing process, but he has a way to make the red stay. And the gold tesserae? 24 carat gold.
The guys primarily do custom projects, both small and large. Moss admitted they still do some kitchen tile backsplashes now and then. He did something big in the Trump Tower and is currently doing something very cool for a Russian Orthodox Church. Take a peek at their Gallery.
With my love of benches, (Favorite Bench Ever!) of course I'm drawn to the City Seal Bench, very cool.
Most of the display contained equestrian art since we were at an equestrian event. Moss said he didn't start doing horses until past 5 years or so. Customers like to have their own horse in a mosaic.
Equipment of Culture
18358 NW 27th St., Morriston FL
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