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Laili Gohartaj

I love working with my hands, trying new crafts and being creative but I never considered myself much of a visual artist. After an awful painting class and some sad attempts at paper crafts I finally hit my stride in collage. I immediately appreciated the meditative process: choosing my pieces, working their placement to create balance or non-composure, and then watching the final result emerge.

Soon after my start in collage I branched out into mosaics and fell in love with them, while gaining the confidence to try more new mediums. I’ve studied at Studio One Arts Center, The Crucible, Mendocino Arts Center, The Kala Institute, and The Bullseye Glass Resource Center expanding my work into mixed media encaustic painting, ceramics, glass fusing, and woodworking. In each of these mediums I find satisfaction in that meditative process and then slowly watching the finished piece emerge. After letting it roll around in my head for several months I’ve decided to both show and sell my work, creating the Laili Bug Studio at to share and sell my work. Thanks for checking out my profile!

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