I don’t know about your town, but around here dozens of tile companies are dying or cutting way back on inventory. It’s a bonanza for artists because all those sample boards of exquisite unique glass or ceramic tile are going into the garbage. As a mosaic maker, I am keen on dumpster diving to salvage every little bit of material I can. I also talk to the store owners asking that they save me their cast-offs too. This mix and match diversity of tile size and color lets me render tired old clay pots into artistic containers for my jewel garden. They glitter and gleam in the winter sun and offer intense color in other seasons when little is in bloom. All you need to get started are your dumpster finds, some inexpensive mastic and grout to turn your cast offs into beautiful designs.