Starting out…inspirations

  Friends, Finally, after an 18 month break while I undertook my MSc at King’s College London, my classes are starting again! I’m picking up the golden threads from the last 7 years of classes and weaving in some new ones!  On offer will be an eclectic mix – all the foundational and experimental mosaic […] Read more...

Newness…

A new month…and I love April!  Yesterday at our allotment, we were greeted by fruit trees in blossom. We bought home some branches from our damson trees and made our Easter tree this morning… It has been a season of teaching mosaic art – the most I have ever done and loving it! I have […] 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...

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...

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...

Mosaics connecting us all

For years, I have had the idea to use mosaic as a way of nurturing a feeling of community and belonging. I feel passionately that art should be a communal, not just individual experience. So I mused on the idea of  running small workshops to help people create a mosaic (with a common theme) to […] 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...

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...