From as early as she can remember, Nancy Low has had a fondness for old china and has cherished pieces from her family. She shapes broken pieces of heirloom china and repurpose them in mosaic designs for the home.
Nancy calls her work "elegant memory-ware" because each piece she create evokes memories of a time past in elegant combinations for tables, trays, mirrors and turntables. Nancy may take a cup handle or a lid or chipped saucer as the start of her inspiration for a piece. Then, hundreds of shards later an individual work of functional art appears. Often Nancy works on commission using china or a little table that has been in a client's attic. She find beauty in the broken pieces and delight in imagining them as part of a whole that gives all the shards new life. Each one unique.
Much of her life has been in the business world, but the "through thread" has always been art and the creative process for Nancy. Her formal art education began at the High School of Music and Art in New York and continued at the Art Students League and Brown University. She has trained with mosaicists in New York and Baltimore. Her mosaics have been exhibited in Washington D.C., New York and Scottsdale, Arizona and are in over 30 private collections in the Washington area, New York, Arizona, Michigan, and Texas.