What is our work about?

(Some re-posts of my favourite past posts for new readers…life is busy – good, mosaic, creative busy – and the pics will come soon…) I am trying to understand why making  is so transformative. I am sitting in my studio, cutting and laying tiles, placing them, moving them a millimetre this way and that until [...] Read more...

New mosaic publications hot off the press…

A nice thud landed on my doormat this week, a double edition from BAMM (the British mosaic association) with lots of lovely mosaic eye candy, informative articles and mosaic news from around the UK. This edition of Grout magazine includes an article I wrote about the process and challenges of making the Topps Tiles mosaic [...] Read more...

Soulful quotes: what are you being today?

“People should not worry as much about what they do but rather about what they are.” Meister Eckhart I wanted to remind myself of this…one of my favourite questions to ask myself – what am I being in this moment? – especially good in moments of struggle or stress. I can’t control all that happens [...] Read more...

On my bedside table…

  …a few of the things by my bedside table of late…   Fascinating, well researched and totally compelling – The Brain That Changes Itself  sparks a deep admiration for the potential of our brains and makes me want to use it…go discover this book… “Breakout!” is a lovely e-book by artist Brit Hammer. It [...] Read more...

Mosaic art by a whole community!

The Mosaic Kite trail has got its wings! It’s an idea I had years ago – to start a mosaic trail that becomes a map that people can follow in an area as well as a symbol that gives a sense of belonging to people as they walk round their neighbourhood. The idea lay dormant [...] Read more...

Mosaic tree radio interview!

Hi Folks Thanks to the lovely Mel Burnell at Artists Info for this radio interview. The Cultural Review Show  produces audio programmes that mix music and interviews and yours truly is interviewed for Show 22 - skip to 8 mins 45 secs for the interview (rather nice music before and after if you are in [...] Read more...

Mosaic toucan or butterfly anyone?

We were walking home from school one day when my son announced “I would like to make a mosaic toucan for my room mummy!”. “A butterfly for mine!” chipped in my daughter. Half an hour later, we were in the studio sketching and cutting out wood… About a year later (or is that a year [...] Read more...

New Mosaic Drop-in classes start February!

Do you want to get started on a new mosaic – be that your first or your 50th? Want some support on a mosaic you have already begun? Feel stuck and want help to get started again? Need some challenge and inspiration? The weekly Mosaic Drop-ins that I have been running for nearly 4 years [...] Read more...