The making of the Topps Mosaic Tree

Ahhh.. the wonders of technology! I prepared a presentation of how the Topps Mosaic Tree was made, to show to people who came to the the Artists Open House the last two weekends (190 of you came to see my work! Wow! Thank you!!!). A quick google revealed that, rather than remaking the whole process […] Read more...

Mosaic in the bloggy silence

Hello friends an unusually long blog gap for me – Easter holidays combined with a stream of wonderful visitors and house guests meant that blogging was put to one side. But in the midst of it, there has been a surprising amount of mosaic making considering the hectic, go-with-the-flow nature of the last few weeks! […] 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...

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...

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...

Mosaic making galore…

Life (and blogging) has been interrupted somewhat by our  kitchen-dining room (where we spend most our time) being out of use for two weeks, at one point with no floor! Despite it all, here’s been a lot of making going on – have a peek… Isabella’s butterfly slowly emerging… …and Toby’s Toucan! Some little mosaic […] Read more...

More community mosaics in the making…

I am currently facilitating another wonderful community mosaic project at St Nick’s Children’s Centre in Bedfordshire. What a lovely group of people to be working with – mostly mums and little ones (who spread cement on the pavers with great enthusiasm!). These six large (60 x 60) pavers are being transformed into mini beasts to […] Read more...

At last…mosaic insects on the wall!

The culmination of a 3 month mosaic marathon…the sun shone, the sky was blue and the insects arrive to their final home. Big smiles… You can see the process of each insect being made by clicking here and following the link to each insect. I have now added the photos and close ups of all […] Read more...

The outdoor mosaic insect commission…finished!

At last, all done! The mosaic marathon was slightly interrupted this week by disappearance of Chloe the Cat. She is a breed that is knicknamed “Cat -dog” for the very reason that these animals are more like dogs – very social, following humans everywhere – but also prone to being over friendly and running into […] Read more...

A close look at an outdoor mosaic in the making…

I have been a busy bee. This is one of 5 new pieces I am currently making for a commission to go into a school playground… Sketching onto external plywood ready for cutting. (Big thanks to Mike for doing these on a laser cutter). The cut piece is varnished 3 times, including the edges. Cutting […] Read more...