To create her metal mosaics, Deb paints, torches, enamels, and distresses copper and steel squares and then arranges them into eye-catching arrays of kaleidoscopic color, pattern, texture and shine. With so many potential variations for each tile, and so many ways to arrange them, the possibilities are endless. Many of her one-of-a-kind metal mosaics and enameled jewelry are on display at the Ten Women Gallery on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, CA. Commissions are welcome; please contact her to arrange a studio visit and collaborate on a custom piece that perfectly complements your space.
Debra Bard Javerbaum’s metal mosaics are inspired by a gorgeous piece of metalwork that her in-laws, Tema and Ken, bought overseas. Deb found herself so enamored with it, studying it and marveling at it during each visit to their home, that she dedicated a full year to figuring out how to create her own. After countless trips to hardware stores and metal shops, she now paints, enamels, and distresses copper and steel squares, arranges them into eye-catching arrays of kaleidoscopic color, pattern, texture and shine, and shows her one-of-a-kind metal mosaics at a lovely cooperative art gallery in Southern California. To make each piece unique and engaging - the kind of artwork you keep returning to look at, noticing something different each time - she constantly experiments with different metals, enamels, paints, tools, heating techniques and connective hardware.
“Working with Deb exceeded every possible expectation. Her artwork is magnificent, but what made the experience of working with Deb unique and extraordinary was both her complete dedication to process and her commitment to partnership. Deb worked tirelessly to make every aspect of her piece the best it could be, from consulting engineers and chemists to endless experimentation. This extraordinary dedication is reflected in the awe-inspiring final piece. Collaborating with Deb was unlike any other commission — she included me in every aspect of the design and creative process, which gave me a unique sense of ownership and perspective on Deb’s final masterpiece. It was a true joy to work with Deb and I am thrilled and inspired daily by her work. — Kristina Morris (Pacific Palisades, CA)
"I have never thought of myself as an art collector, but when I saw Debra's metal mosaics I was so transfixed, I realized that I wanted to have my very own piece to hang on my wall for inspiration and a sense of calm every day. Though the mosaic is created with a strong, flat, hard substance, its ability to express light, tranquility, beauty and airiness is amazing. Debra is a true artist who can bring together different mediums to create harmonious pieces that feel completely natural and pure." — Carrie Berman (Santa Monica, CA)
"The minute I saw the shimmering colors at the street fair, I knew I needed a mosaic. Meeting Debra and learning her process, then I knew I needed to have her make me one. She visited my house, took notes on what I liked, sifted through tiles from a vast colored collection, and I made one of the great decisions of my life: I ordered my own. Debra was with me every step of the way, inviting me to her studio to review my mosaic and to shift colors and tiles, and e-mailing with pictures and other choices. When I arrived to pick up my mosaic, it was far more grand than I had ever expected. I meant to hang it in my yard, but I replaced a picture in my living room with Debra’s creation. I appreciate it often, daily." — Wendy Fairbanks (Venice, CA)
"I received a piece of Debra's art for my birthday. It is absolutely a one-of-a-kind piece of art. She puts so much time and effort into creating a piece that is personal to you. I could not be more pleased and happy with it. I proudly have it hanging in my living room and get compliments from all who visit." — Mona G. (Mar Vista, CA)
To learn more, find out about new work as it's completed or talk about a bespoke piece, please get in touch! If you're in Southern California, come visit Ten Women Gallery on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Please email via the form below or call/text (917) 463-6055.