Casey Van Loon
Casey Van Loon makes mosaic for the necks, walls, and fingers of exacting clients and audiences throughout Chicago, the North Shore, and indeed the world. Having studied dance at the University of Iowa and Columbia College she imbues the rigid natural materials of slate, glass, rock, and mortar with willful, playful movement. Mosaic, once reserved for elegant buildings, creates a statement and a private time-stamp moment when worn. She studied and worked under Thomas Kline in the 90s and then worked as project leader and colorist for Evanston’s Botti Studios, honing her craft in mosaic and glass-work, before leaving to devote more time to teaching. She is currently an instructor at The Chicago Mosaic School, the first and most predominant school of its kind outside of Europe.