Hillary Sloate McHugh lives and works in the Portland, Maine area. Originally from New York, Hillary holds an M.F.A. Ceramics from The George Washington University; a B.S. Education from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She also studied at Mount Holyoke College, Ghost Ranch, and Scuolo Orsoni.
Hillary discovered her love of Mosaic in the summer of 2000, as a faculty member at The Worcester Art Museum, MA. Assisting mosaicist Kim Emerson, she and nearly 1,000 people created Worcester's Community Mosaic, (50 ft. x 8 ft), which hangs in the Museum's courtyard. Hillary became fascinated by the art and history of Mosaic, and began facilitating community mosaics, as well as works for public and private commissions and exhibition.
Since 1992, Hillary has been teaching, exhibiting, and lecturing in the Visual Arts, to all ages - in schools, museums, and community art centers around the globe. Please use the Contact page to inquire about commissions or teaching. Thank you!