The Mustard Seed is a proud supporter of local arts. In our Highland Square and Montrose locations we exhibit local, original artwork that rotates every three months. If you’re interested in exhibiting your work, please click here!

Now on Display

In the Highland Square Cafe

Jackie Barnard

My Grandmothers and Mother taught me how to sew, crotchet, knit, embroider, and cross stitch at a very young age. The women of my family made me, and taught me how to make – clothes, costumes, blankets, scarves and how to embellish the mundane with lavish designs. Spending this time with the women of my family learning a valuable skill was not only a great bonding moment, but it sparked an interest in all types of needlework, crafting, and art. This gave me the confidence to know that I can make anything I thought of, and how to problem solve any task, in art or in life. In my 20s I started cross stitching and embroidering – with a twist. Everything I use is bought second hand, from vintage or antique stores, estate sales, a found upcycled item, or hand me down.

Bob Pozarski

with green eyes. After graduating from KSU in 1975, he opened a stained glass shop near Akron U. He’s made art glass for the area for forty four years. Always learning new glass making techniques, he makes kiln cast and fused glass, hand beveled and blown glass. He teaches beginning and advanced glass blowing. Sun, Rain, and Gardens For my display at the Mustard Seed Cafe I’ve made new windows featuring our weather blessings that make the vegetables grow.

Sun and rain, earth and water are represented not very realistically. My focus is more on the glass as an art/ craft material; learning ancient techniques and using them in new ways to expand the stained glass vocabulary.

I may take flat pieces of stained glass and fuse them together in a kiln, take that to the hot shop and blow it into a bubble, spin that bubble out into flat glass again, then grind and polish prism edges on it. The leaded panels are a device to hold that piece of shiny glass up to the light. That’s all.

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