Mosaics by Ariel
Tiny bits of broken glass become gem-like facets of a dazzling whole when Ariel Finelt Shoemaker of Needham works her magic on them. In Shoemaker’s hands, the ancient art of the mosaic feels brilliantly contemporary. You get the sense she could cover anything in tesserae (glass tiles) and make it look fabulous. One of Shoemaker’s mosaic mirrors would make a wow-worthy gift for someone with exquisite taste. Mosaic mirrors, $180 and up, at the Celebrate Newton holiday crafts fair (www.celebratenewton.com) Dec. 2, and at artist’s holiday show Dec. 8, www.mosaicsbyariel.com.