Behind the Glass online is live!

Thanks for all the wonderful submissions to the online exhibition… Behind the Glass : the inner world of mosaic artists A wonderful array of work from professional and amateur (lovers of) mosaic, all accompanied by thoughtful, insightful and at times very moving descriptions of each artist’s inner process. The themes are strong and clear – […] Read more...

Mosaic gatherings

It was this little idea that I had many months ago, to gather students I have met through my Glittering Shards mosaic workshops and classes. There have been many, and all so lovely. Some students have returned again and again and, really, they have become friends. There is something about sharing this creative journey that […] Read more...

Elaine Goodwin’s new mosaic exhibition

The contrast with the biting cold  January evening was apt. I stepped out of the bustling London street into the gallery space filled with Elaine Goodwin’s latest work, a mosaic expression of her immersion into desert lands. The exhibition contained 50 small pieces representing 5 deserts in Libya, Morocco, Iran, Pakistan and Egypt.  All the […] Read more...

A mosaic feast in the North of Italy – part 2

In this second installment of my mosaic tour of Friuli (part one here) I have a treat for you Roman mosaic lovers… Aquileia, the most complete example of an Early Roman city in the Mediterranean world, is a UNESCO world heritage site, ‘visited’ by Attila the Hun (my visit was a little less eventful!).  The […] Read more...

A mosaic feast in the North of Italy

With the cold beginning to nip our fingers and toes, it feels good to remember the summer holidays which for me included a ten day visit to Friuli in the very north east corner of Italy. The mosaic lovers  amongst you may know that Friuli is the home of one of Italy’s (the worlds?) best […] 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...

Learning mosaics and winning awards!

  Hi folks! Its been a great few weeks here at Glittering Shards. A fantastic commission to restore a beautiful and historic mosaic fireplace made with semi-precious stones has been completed (hope to post pics soon). I am hugging my lovely Inland Diamond band saw that did its job beautifully because without it, this restoration […] 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...

British Mosaic Forum in London

The annual day out for British Mosaic Art last weekend, held at the exquisite V&A in London proved to be a veritable feast for the mosaic artists soul. I am sure the British Association for Modern Mosaics (BAMM) who organises  the annual gathering will add detailed info on each talk to their website. I’ve been […] Read more...

‘Mosaic Memories’ virtual exhibition part 2

The Mosaic Memories exhibition is just finished – what a wonderful event it has been. As there were 13 of us, we each took turns to invigilate and it was my turn yesterday. Despite the constant showers, over 70 people came through the doors (including several students from my mosaic course, which was lovely). The […] Read more...