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Mosaic Sphere to Mended Pieces

 

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Huffman is currently working on a mosaic of a five-foot-tall angel of the apocalypse made of mixed media, and it's stunning. The angel's skirt is done in the fashion of Gustav Klimt, and incorporates teeth, bones, crosses, crucifixion nails, watch crystals, BBs, gemstones, and pearls. The wings are made of large oyster shells. "When it's finished," she says, "it'll be front and center in the store window."

She also does ceramics, an art she learned from her father-in-law, Dale Huffman, eighty-six, who was a master potter and glassworker at Greenfield Village for forty-five years. He's a partner in the business along with her husband, John, a skilled tradesman at Detroit Diesel who does ceramics in his spare time.

Huffman's been working part time as a dental receptionist, but she quit the office job in mid-August to run the store full time. Her husband's keeping his job, but he'll be working with her in the store, teaching classes in tile making. They dig the clay they use to make the tiles themselves. "We live on three-and-a-half acres of St. Clair clay, and we can't grow a damn thing," she laughs, "But boy, can we dig clay!"

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