In the garden with mosaic friends

A week with the family in beautiful Scotland with cherry on the cake visit to Katy Galbraith’s exhibition, In The Garden With Friends, at The Bield, near Crieff, in the foothills of magical mountains. The exhibition space was large, open and had been exquisitely set up by Katy (who specialises in mosaics from recycled materials). [...] Read more...

The other love of my life…

Sweet children and dear husband aside, my love of mosaic walks hand in hand with my love of the soil – and for the last few weeks I have been digging, preparing seed beds, sowing and planting every spare minute. We are so fortunate to have two small plots to grow things in. They allow [...] Read more...

A new mosaic world in London

The labour of mosaic love of the last few weeks is almost almost finished – just the installation and final pieces to be stuck and grouted once it’s on the wall in the playground of a local South London primary school…. Four days of mosaic workshops with delightful kids aged 4 to 12 produced this [...] Read more...

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...