Case Study

Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

Close up of fish design created using a tile mosaic.

Case Study:
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

Volunteers created an intricate mosaic tile mural at Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

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Why Tile®?

Over 100 volunteers gathered to bring Cheryl Smith’s artistic design to life with the installation of a mosaic wall at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. The Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) reached out to Cheryl to be the lead designer of the community wall project after she taught a mini mosaic class for FISH the previous year.

The mosaic wall depicts a variety of salmon swimming through a stream of elaborate bubble designs. Each volunteer was given mosaic tile and a template of a salmon with the freedom to design their own fish.

A key priority of the FISH mosaic wall project was to minimize the impact on the environment, specifically the ecosystem of Pacific Northwest salmon. The wall was solely constructed using recycled mosaic glass. The Green Squared Certified specialty translucent grout complemented the goal of using recycled products, and with its iridescent-effect finish, complemented the aesthetics of the glass tile.

This unique aquatic mural will continue to grace the Issaquah community for many years to come.

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Project Details

Project Scope:
76 square feet

Location: 
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
Issaquah, Washington

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