Large mosaic wall emerging…

Taking some quiet moments to start sketching ideas for my next mosaic – a wall 4.25 x 1m. Feels good to play with ideas, to know that the whole process will be an experiment of flow – playing with line, colour, proportions and beautiful materials. I think I will be using my glass saw a […] Read more...

My mosaic studio…

For the last 7 years, this has been my creative haven, my workplace, a learning space for hundreds of students, a refuge of relaxation away from daily stresses and demands, and a wonderful room where the children and I craft together. It has gone through so many changes, adapting this small space to make it […] Read more...

Mosaics, art and the brain…my journey so far.

Ok folks…look above and you will see that there are two new tabs on the main menu of Glittering Shards. Firstly, “Art & the Brain” will be the place where my evolving research on the connection between art/making with your hands and neuroscience will sit (see more below). Secondly, the “Online Resources“ will, over the […] Read more...

Mosaics at the Garden of Discovery

Myself and one of the lovely people I have trained in mosaics, Kirsteen, have been working this spring and summer with Spilimbergo graduate, Michela Ippoliti, to deliver an amazing community garden project in South London. The Garden of Discovery is the vision of Mitcham Lane Baptist Church who, faced with a plot of unused land, […] Read more...

Looking forward…

Its been such a rich time, friends. One of those periods where you put everything you are doing on the table, examine and ponder. It feels so healthy to take nothing for granted, to question where my energy is going, what matters most to me… It is so easy to keep on the same tracks…because […] Read more...