Mosaic stars

  Take some air drying clay, a rolling pin and a cookie cutter… Add some gold paint…. Then some PVA glue and blingy glass, glittery tiles – or broken china, beads, shiny paper or textiles. Whatever you can get your hands on! You can sprinkle on glitter to fill the gaps too… Leave to dry…then [...] Read more...

Home made advent…

Take some fairy lights and dark material… …add some nativity figures… …some stones and sticks…. ….some angels and hand made stars (24 of them to be precise)…. ...and some very excited children!    Put them all together and you have created Mary's walk... 24 stars on the path - one for each day of advent. [...] Read more...

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...

The post summer glow…

  The summer has come and gone. For me, it was a time for a slower pace, for family, relaxation, a bit of house sorting (and some studio re-jigging too!). And time away from web sites and blogs (did you notice?!) The lovely glow of autumn is replacing the intensity of the summer sun and [...] 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...

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 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...

A New Year’s Eve Family Ritual

He we are again, on another threshold of a year. I am a reflective person by nature, always asking questions and trying to dig deep into my own heart and the world around me. New Year’s Eve is the perfect indulgence and we started a tradition a couple of years ago of sitting round the [...] Read more...

Topps Mosaic Tree Launched!

Here it is! The huge feature wall mosaic is now in its home in the Topps Tiles HQ in Leicester. It was wonderful to see the tree again yesterday at the unveiling and to hear stories of the impact the piece has had on staff… “amazing”, “magnificent”, “stunning” and “wow!’ are the adjectives being used [...] Read more...