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Stars overhead. Portals for beauty.

There is a place in Ravenna, Italy where mosaic stars twinkle overhead the tomb of Empress Galla Placidia. Central to her field of stars is a cross designed to impress us with the Christian notion of immortality and ever-lasting life.

This weekend at the studio:

Doran Studio Dallas, TX


I died for beauty, but was scarce

Adjusted in the tomb,

When one who died for truth was lain

In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed?

"For Beauty," I replied.

"And I - for Truth, - the two are one;

We brethren are," he said.

And so, as kinsmen met a night,

We talked between the rooms,

Until the moss had reached our lips,

And covered up our names.

               Emily Dickenson 

Doran Studio Dallas, TX

We began installing the stars of Ravenna Side Tour project.  Back in the month of February we hosted two art events where folks joined us in an art experience and made several stars for the front of the studio.  Now we have a bit of cooler weather in which to install them.  May they be portals for beauty.

Doran Studio Dallas, TX

Side Tour

We are excited to announce our partnership with Side Tour, a company hosting a variety of experiences with artisans.  Come join us in our studio and create part of a landmark mosaic mural while discovering the art of mosaic artists across the world.  Each event will focus on a different mosaic style from the ancient to the new.

This series of events will be held in small groups of 4-12.  Experience the world of Doran Studio and meet some cool new friends.  We provide all the materials, tools and safety equipment. Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.  Take home a little gift from us to you.  We look forward to meeting you.

To sign up for an event go to the SIDE TOUR website.  This is going to be a blast!