Saturday, July 11, 2015


My husband, glass artist Jess Caudill, has become an expert on glass mosaics involving skulls.  Here is a collection of his work.

This is a piece Jess made for his friend Jason Kahler of Solera Brewery.  It is hanging behind the bar at Solera in Parkdale, Oregon.

This shows the work in progress.  Jess will use a recycled old window as his background.

This piece is hanging in Discover Bikes in Hood River, Oregon.  Can you find the bike chains and gears in this piece?

This skulls was commission for Nella Knives.  Jess was given some knife blades to incorporate in the piece.  Look closely in the flames and you will see the blades.

This is just a concept piece for Tallgrass Brewing.  Jess made 7 mosaics that are installed in their pub, Tallgrass Tap House, but this was made to show them an idea of what he could make.  No skulls ended up in the work at the pub, but this piece is amazing just the same.

This was made for a Dia de los Muertos show at The Remains in Hood River, Oregon.  Jess sliced Negro Modelo bottles in half to include in this piece.

This was Jess's first mosaic skull.  He always looks for a chance to include pieces other than glass in his work.

Although this is not a glass mosaic by Jess, this was a gift given to him for his birthday.   My dad, Bill Oyen, created this acrylic on wood sugar skull.

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