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Jessica Laub is a multi-faceted artist who indulges in a variety of mediums including ceramics, mosaics, and paint to create joyful artwork inspired by nature, animals and the people she loves. Her work, characterized by a bold use of color and a strong sense of line, celebrates the beauty and wonder she encounters in the world around her. Jessica hand-builds her ceramic sculptures, but uses a pottery wheel to throw sgraffito-style dishware in her studio at the Toy Factory located in Milwaukee’s Riverworks district. She combines her handmade, ceramic tile with broken dishware, stained glass, mirrors and other shiny tessearae to create mosaics that range in size from a piece that will fit in your hand to large, site specific installations. Jessica was an artist in residence at Redline Milwaukee from 2010 to 2013 as evidenced by the 12-foot-tall, mosaiced “Redman” which can be seen dancing on the back of the building. She created the sacred heart mosaic at Café Corazon’s Riverwest location in 2012, and the mosaiced mushrooms at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in 2015. More recently, she has been collaborating with children to create public art in their schools and neighborhoods through Artists Working in Education.