WV Artist on Display: When Not Breaking Things.. Diane Hall is Gluing them Together.

Meet Diane Hall, a Lewisburg artist who creates beautiful mosaic mirrors, tables, teapots, and lamps using broken dishes, figurines, and found objects.  This talented artist makes jewelry from gemstones and silver, and from recycled tin and found objects. She is also a trained aromatherapist and has created a variety of her own mixtures of essential oils that are both healthful and energizing. She says they are good for skincare, sleep aid, and a general feeling of well-being. She goes onto say that the late Chally Erb loved her Relax Spray.

Diane describes herself as a lifelong maker of objects.  She tells us, “I am a working studio artist. I attended Marshall University for weaving. I’ve had a large house and studio for the last 25 years where I made, displayed, and sold my mosaic art. I showed and sold my mosaic mirrors in several restaurants in North Carolina, at Carnegie Hall, The Greenbrier Visitor’s Center, and at Tamarack.”

She says her mosaics are formed around the materials she finds or that someone breaks.  She starts the process with a plate or knick-knack. “Over time, I add more components and a story or theme begins to arise. When a pile is formed I decide on a base. A concrete disk for a table or a plywood piece for a mirror and I start arranging.” The end product is stunning.   

Diane finds her mosaic inspiration from thrift stores, someone breaking something, and coming across a unique piece in her travels. Gemstones are her biggest inspiration for her jewelry making.

Her advice for other artists is: “Pay attention to what interests you. Move-in that direction. Don’t worry.” She says she has several stand-out favorite pieces among her mosaics. One of her top pieces, however, is her Vegetable Oval Mirror where she used vintage Occupied Japan salt and pepper shakers.

She recently opened an exhibit at Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia. Her exhibit is called: “Kitsch Me Like You Mean It!” This exhibit is all about looking at art, not through the critical eye of an artist but through the eyes of a viewer who embraces the oddity, humor, and “banal” of kitsch and the irony that surrounds it. Check out Diane’s exhibit this month if you have a chance. Tamarack also carries her Recycled Tin Earrings. Tamarack is located at 1 Tamarack Park in Beckley.

Look up #dianehallmosaics on instragram and you will find more than 350 beautiful images of Diane’s work. If you are interested in purchasing Diane’s art, she suggests you contact her via facebook @DianeHallMosaics or @Diane-Hall-Mosaics-131955250175150. She also invites you to attend one of her occasional pop-ups. Email Diane at art4dh@aol.com

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Submit a Comment

[ssba]

Instagram

Adventure is out there w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this August!

Adventure is out there w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this August! - Adventure is out there w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper! Riding a bike is a great way to maintain social distance, get some exercise, enjoy fresh air, and feel connected with the Appalachian Mountains and rivers around us. Whether you’re interested in road riding, cruising the river trail, or braving the downhill course at Snowshoe Mtn, […]

Local Resources

 

Stay Updated w/ HashtagWV!

Want to stay updated with the paper or thinking about advertising? Sign up today for the latest HASHTAGWV monthly newsletter!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg, WV

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]

"Over the last 10 years, we have tried several avenues for advertising. Beyond a doubt, our greatest return has been through HASHTAGWV. Whether it be in the HASHTAGWV print edition, or online, our customers, both locals and tourists, really do look for this media form to be in tune with what’s going on in the area and for destination shopping. Advertising with LBSPY (now HASHTAG) has unequivocally been a great asset for our business!" - Craig Miller w/ Serenity Now Outfitters. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

LBMEDIAKIT
LBSPY-Testimonials1
Patrick4CMPLTshrp "LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty (pictured above), The Irish Pub, Lewisburg, WV

Donating = Loving

HashtagWV remains D.I.Y. in nature and it takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain. If you find any joy and value in it, please consider making a one time or recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee at The Wild Bean and a good dinner at Food & Friends
Adam DeGraff "LB Spy always has their finger on the pulse of this community!" - Adam Degraff (pictured above), (The Weight/ The Dueling Fiddlers / Pianafiddle)
LBSPY ARTICLES

Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

WONDER HOW HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]

BEHIND HASHTAG

HASHTAG WV
P.O. Box 744
Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901
info@hashtagwv.com

TESTIMONIAL

"Here at WHEN PIGS FLY BBQ, we get the most return advertising with LBSPY. New customers tell us all the time how they see our ad. They then come see us!" - Mike and Kellen, owners of When Pigs Fly BBQ, Lewisburg, WV.
"Christina, Thank you so much for the cover and the ARTICLE. Your LBSPY is fantastic! We hope to grow this ride and other sports events in our area. Your magazine will do this. Again thank you from everyone in the GVBike club. Come ride with us sometime." - Janice Centa

WE ARE YOUR SOURCE!

LBSPY is a free, full color arts and entertainment tabloid dedicated to providing useful information in the areas of Greenbrier County, Pocahontas County, parts of Alleghany County, and more. We distribute 7,000, full color issues every month.

WE ARE ENGAGED!

We are engaged in promoting local music, arts, events, dining, and shopping. We reach our audience where they live, eat, shop, drink, play, and fill up their gas tank. BEHIND THE SPY

TESTIMONIAL

"LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty, owner @ The Irish Pub