“My mission is to create mosaic art that lifts the spirit in a surprising way. My reward is knowing what I create may bring some joy, beauty and happiness to others. As a teacher, I strive to inspire and encourage individual creativity by helping students discover the joy of making mosaic art, and ultimately lead them to a gratifying sense of self-confidence and personal achievement.”
After a successful career as a corporate marketing executive, and a lifetime of collecting art, Debra tried her hand at mosaics. As the demand for her work started to grow from just family friends to commissions from fans across the country, Debra soon realized she had found her second calling.
"Debra I wanted you to know that I have never taken a more fun class than the Mosaic Floral class. I have gotten a lot of mileage out of your excellent teaching skills. Thank you!"
"Just finished my first class with Debra and I know it won’t be my last. Thank you for your patience, time and talent."
"Debra’s work is amazing with all the detail she adds to each piece. Her use of color gives so much personality to her art. So happy to be the proud owner of some of her beautiful mosaic pieces."
"Loved the weekend surrounded by all your fantastic art, colorful “stuff” in wonderful displays showing your love for the process and collecting, and the lovely students. Thank you!"
"Thanks for doing what you do. It’s not just art. Sometimes, it’s therapy!"
“Debra, your art is gorgeous, each and every piece of it, and your display drew me right in. Best of all was talking to you! I will cherish my mosaic bird who needs a name, and look forward to teaching my young students about mosaic art. I hope that within the next year I will have a chance to take a workshop with you!”
“My wife and I commissioned Debra Mager to design and create unique mosaic art pieces for our family and close friends for Christmas gifts. We gave her information about the person, she asked questions and she delivered the most beautiful art pieces imaginable. These gifts were immediate heirlooms that will be enjoyed for generations.”
“Debra made a beautiful piece for me. I had lots of jewelry my sister passed to me, which Debra took and made into an amazing beach scene because my sister loved the beach. I smile and think of my sister every time I see it!!”
“Debra is a fun and knowledgeable instructor. She walks you through all the tools, supplies, and types of tesserae, and then demonstrates all the basic techniques. She spends a lot of time giving individual assistance and answering questions. She is very encouraging and supportive and just a great person to be around. And so talented!!”
“I took my first ever mosaics class with Debra as the instructor. She was patient, thorough and extremely generous in her instruction and support as I worked on my project. When someone got stuck in their process she gave guidance and suggestions in a non-judgmental way. She was very encouraging throughout the 2 day project. I had no idea that I would love doing mosaics as much as I did! So much so, that I’m now on to a second project and I know if I get stuck, Debra is more than willing to help! Thanks Debra!”
I have been taking mosaic classes with Debra for almost one year. Being an outstanding teacher and mosaic artist, she evokes very positive results from her students due to her enthusiasm, patience, and expertise she shares with us! Because of Debra, mosaics has become a new highlight of my life!!!