The wonderful Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree!

It starts with a possibility…

…a concept…celebration, growth, the passing of time, establishing roots, a support system, growth bursting out, celebrating the beauty and history of materials from Topps Tiles, the UK’s largest tile retailer …

…sketching, drawing …a vision in the minds eye…

…then the hard work begins…turning the ethereal into the material…

…handling the solid stuff that is to make a mosaic, drawing, scaling up, cutting, shaping, trying things this way and that…

…dealing with the practical (a large piece 2m50 x 1m80), drawing and commissioning a large metal frame, hanging systems, transportation logistics…

…working, working, working 6 and 7 day weeks for 7 weeks…intense immersion in process, colour, texture and form…

…final finishes, grouting, cleaning, re-cleaning, polishing again and again – loving strokes to the beauty that has emerged…

…until finally saying goodbye as the piece that has been born from all this labour leaves home…

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

We celebrated the unveiling of the Topps Tree last weekend…in a week the official unveiling of the mosaic in its new home!

Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree Concetta Perot

 For those of you who want to know about the process of how this tree was made, I will do a detailed blog post very soon – you will have to bear with me as I am having real computer problems at the moment which is making it very hard for me to work with my photos…. In the meantime, I hope you have enjoyed looking at the pics of this beautiful mosaic – I am SO pleased with how this vision turned into reality…!

17 Responses to “The wonderful Topps Tiles Mosaic Tree!”

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  1. Hazel says:

    AMAZING! x

  2. Floy Height says:

    It’s truly wonderful! It must have been a magic moment to be there!

  3. fatima says:

    Very nice and exciting

  4. Yvonne Kutler says:

    Absolutley brilliant Concetta – and just love that little 3D hedgehog lurking there x

  5. Beautiful project Concetta – each leaf is unique ! Love the texture and colours ! See you on the 28th XXX Mel

  6. amanda castell says:

    Delighted to see your finished mosaic at last…and it was so worth the wait. It’s absolutely stunning! A wonderful blend of colours. I can’t begin to imagine how many hours you’ve worked on this in total! Looking forward to finding out how you put it all together.

  7. Margalit says:

    Very exciting project!! Definitely looking forward to read and watch the process once you’ll be able to post it !! Bravo 🙂
    Margalit

  8. Laura S says:

    What a wonderful work and your description of how it came to be is so very true. I’m looking forward to the detailed blog posting. The little hedgehog is the perfect addition. Thank you for sharing, Laura S, USA

  9. Jyoti says:

    OMG! That’s huge and beautiful. Loving every detail… Especially the hedgehog. You must be so happy and proud of the final result. Wish I could see this in person…

  10. June says:

    WOW – absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

  11. Astra Graham says:

    I couldn’t wait to share this with my friends here in the USA. It is an amazing piece and I too love the little hedgehog XOXO

  12. Sian Richards Gill says:

    Your work is so beautiful. You can see the love and hard work that goes into every piece you design and work on….. incredible xx

  13. Llynda says:

    Wow. I live in Leicestershire so will pop in and take a look. Well done. I can imagine the hours of time that must have taken. I’ll let you know when I have been . X

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  1. […] Lynn Adamo used a variety of sized tiles to create a beautiful fish mosaic. You can see she used bigger blue tiles for the water and smaller black and green for the fish. This gives her piece so much detail and depth. It is also important to think about size because that will have an effect on the time it takes to complete your mosaic. The bigger the pieces, the less time it will take. In Concetta’s Glittering Shards blog post about her mosaic tree, you can see the fine detail and hundreds of pieces of tile she used.  This probably took hours to complete. […]

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