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...

Do you want to experiment with art…?

Firstly, a big thanks to all of you who commented on the blog and on FB with feedback on the Topps Tree. It is always such an encouragement to get feedback – its really appreciated. I will do a blog post on the process of making this tree in the next couple of weeks… …but [...] Read more...

Nek Chand’s mosaic world in London!

I always tell people who come on my mosaic workshops about the wonderful work and world of Nek Chand. His work appeals to me for so many reasons. He is self taught. He just quietly got on with creating his mosaic village (now the most visited tourist site in India) for years before he was [...] Read more...

How to spot a mosaic artist…

You know you are a mosaic artist when you find bits of broken tile in your clothes at night… You know you are a mosaic artist when, on an evening out, you realise that you still have cement under your finger nails… You know you are a mosaic artist when you buy a plate with [...] Read more...

Living from your heart? A gift for you…

  Look what landed in my inbox this morning!     This free e-book, put together by the lovely Louise Gale as part of the heART movement, it pulls together the wisdom of many creative souls (including yours truly), reflecting on how we can live from our hearts. Appropriate for this day of hearts don’t you [...] Read more...

Paper mosaic heart (or whatever takes your fancy!)

Paper mosaic making is a great activity for children and grown-up’s alike. I just did it with a group of 30 adults at Crafty Pint (crafts in a London pub, no less!) and it was great seeing how absorbed people got making this. Here they are in action… Whilst it seems pretty obvious how to [...] Read more...

Art E-Course giveaway!

  Hello friends! My blog buddy, Amelia, runs an exciting Experimental Art e-course that you can take part in wherever you are in the world, at your own pace and in the comfort of your home. We are doing a lovely Christmas giveaway  of a free place on the next course starting in January – [...] Read more...