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Created and Sold by Marsha Wickham Rafter

Marsha Wickham Rafter

Hidden Meadows Sign - Public Mosaics

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This 2’ x 12’ sign is at the entrance of the Hidden Meadows Community in north Escondido. It was designed to blend in with the very rural area and the vegetation surrounding the sign. Native oaks abound in the community and so the sculpted oak tree was created as the focal point. The letters are sculpted from clay and the surrounding tile is handmade, textured and glazed in four colors of white. The back side of the sign has over one hundred donor tiles as all the money for the sign was generously donated by residents of the Hidden Meadows Community.

Item Hidden Meadows Sign
As seen in Hidden Meadows, Hidden Meadows, CA
Marsha Wickham Rafter
Meet the Creator
Wescover creator since 2019
Marsha is regularly commissioned to create original works of art that are displayed in private residences as well as corporate and public settings throughout the country. Her adage is curiosity leads to discovery leads to inspiration. It is the common thread that weaves through her life-long love of visual art and colors her application of ceramics and mosaics.

Keenly combining handmade ceramic tile and sculptural elements with brightly colored glass, Marsha creates custom designed pieces that catch the eye of casual observers and seasoned artists alike. She loves the sensuous quality and malleability of clay as well as the endless possibilities it provides for creating textures and shapes. The juxtaposition of handmade tiles and embellishments with stained glass, smalti, or found objects creates a particularly stimulating and pleasing contrast.

Tightly aligned with Marsha’s love of mosaics is her passion for teaching. Marsha nurtures students through guided lessons and self-directed open class time in her studio each week. She travels worldwide to teach and attend workshops and her travels are a continuous source of inspiration.