Mosaic workshops and chimneys…

Exciting times here at Glittering Shards HQ! Teaching others mosaics is one of my loves…and 2014 is the year when I am dedicated to developing the types and availability of courses on offer here at Glittering Shards. All will be announced in the next couple of weeks… In the meantime, here is a novel use […] 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...

Mosaics in the fast lane…

Folks, I feel like a neglectful blog mummy…its the longest gap in blogging since having children (and I promise I haven’t been..!) There has been so much wonderful work happening here in my little studio that I have had to totally focus on doing it rather than talking about what I am doing… I know […] Read more...

Art, community and belonging

For ages I have had this idea of using mosaics as a way of promoting a sense of community and belonging… The idea has rumbled in my head for years…to create a mosaic trail round a neighbourhood, inviting people to make a mosaic that depicts a community symbol… …and for the mosaics that are made […] Read more...

Make mosaic eggs and crosses

We have been enjoying making these little mosaic beauties to celebrate Easter  (mummy has been using her two little ones as guinea pigs for the workshop that I am running at St. Paul’s Cathedral this week!).  I feel very excited to be running a workshop for children in this amazing place (which is filled with […] Read more...

Mosaic adventures

Running my mosaic classes and workshops is so fulfilling –  watching people discover this amazing art form and their own creativity within the four walls of my little studio. I have been doing mosaic classes and workshops at least twice a week for around 4 years now  and I now see a pattern emerging in […] 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...

What’s going on around here….

A certain little girl has completed her 7th lap around the sun! I am so proud of her, so in love with her enthusiasm for life, her eye for small things, her way of speaking and being, which is changing so much week by week. She was sooo happy to receive mummy’s old camera as […] Read more...

Learning mosaics – workshops in action!

Goodness, I have just checked and its been 9 months since I did a round up of my students’ mosaic art work. So its about time to reveal some eye candy of mosaic works (in progress and completed) – mostly by people who are brand new to mosaic art. At the start of my 7 […] Read more...

Topps Tiles Mosaic Award success!

Last Thursday was a little bit special. It was my usual mosaic drop-in class here in South London and two of my lovely regular students were here. Also visiting was a mosaic friend, Jane. We had met on a mosaic course 8 years ago and hadn’t seen each other for 7 years. It was on […] Read more...