Giant insects land in south London!

The sun shone as we installed the giant mosaic insects at the Wandsworth Years Early Years Centre – the culmination of a wonderful community mosaic project that I have co-ordinated in the last 4 months. Our toes and fingers were frozen after 3 hours of working outdoors on a cold London December morning, but it was well worth it (big thanks to my lovely student, Kirsteen for helping otherwise it would have been 5 hours!).

It is always amazes me to see what can be achieved with some know-how, enthusiasm and hard work – and those magic ingredients have transformed the walls of this children’s centre garden, wouldn’t you agree? You can read more about the process of making these mosaics here.

I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking.


7 Responses to “Giant insects land in south London!”

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  1. Ali says:

    Wow!! They really are stunning Concetta. I am sure the children who use this centre will love them!

  2. Concetta says:

    Thanks Ali. I am sad I won’t see their reaction when they first see them, they were such a wonderful group to work with.

  3. Amelia says:

    Gosh, wow!! Sorry I wasn’t there to see them go up. You’re amazing lady! They look fab 🙂 I so enjoyed running mosaic workshops with you and have since done a glass mirrored shoe!


  4. They look incredible Concetta! What lucky little ones that get to see those beauties daily! xo

  5. AG Ambroult says:

    Concetta! Those are AMAZING! Absolutely delightful! I think the children’s centre garden is WAY better now that you have added those mosaics. I know how hard you worked on those and I hope you are just thrilled with the final product. I know I am!

  6. Peg Meckling says:

    Your work is beautiful and inspiring. I have several boxes of broken terra cotta tile pieces in my basement just waiting for me to put them to use in the garden. How do you ensure that they will hold up in the weather?

  7. Concetta says:

    Peg, sorry I have only just noticed I did not reply. Terracotta needs sealing otherwise it will absorb moisture. Or you can risk it with the knowledge it won’t last forever…!

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