Mosaic Art Supply is owned and operated by artist Joe Moorman. Joe started the mosaic supply business to provide a broad selection of mosaic tile at competitive prices. The store offers ceramic, glass and marble mosaic tiles of various types plus tools, adhesives, grouts and other specialty items. The product offering includes hard-to-find premium items like millefiori and iridescent glass gems as well as architectural supplies such as mesh and tile mounting paper.
Joe uses the business as a means of encouraging ordinary people to create original art instead making copies of knick knacks. Cheap craft kits are not offered at the store for this reason. Instead, Joe has written instructional information that beginning artists can use to create original work with as little frustration as possible. The supply website includes instructional pages for beginning mosaic artists, a tile coverage calculator and links to mosaic books. In short, the supply website not only has great prices and selection, but also great content written with the beginner in mind.
In the Frequently Asked Questions page at the supply website, there is information about how to use mosaic glass cutters and tile nippers and which materials are cut by which tool. Outdoor mosaics, tables and patio floors are discussed with tips about how to make these mosaics durable and water-resistant. There are pages explaining how to find and develop patterns for custom mosaic designs and how to display mosaics to minimize damage and safety risks. There is even a page with tips about how to find mosaic classes in your local area.
The website accepts Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and money orders for domestic customers. International customers can order online as well and pay via PayPal or international money order payable in US dollars. The supply website calculates shipping based on the combined weight of the items selected into the shopping cart and allows the user to select the mode of shipping including Priority Mail Flat-Rate, UPS Ground, Next Day, USPS Priority, etc.