Monday, 16 January 2012

Making mosaics

Hi there,

It's a beautiful day in Bristol, and I felt a blog coming on!

So, the nitty gritty of what I do - making mosaics - is all completely self taught, which I rather like, because it leaves me absolutely free to create as I like.  I like to hear about other artists' methods, and I have definitely learnt from them, but at the end of the day, I guess, this is what I do, and how I do it, (always evolving),  and it seems to work!  I started off with square tiles making mirrors, photo frames etc, and then one new year, I took the plunge and starting cutting my own - and I haven't looked back!

Cutting your own tiles makes so many things possible - the tile is the limit!  There are the different colours of the tiles to mix - like a painter's pallet.  Then there are the different widths of the tiles, to create an interesting and unusual 3D effect.  And then, of course, there are the infinite shapes I can cut to create the effect I want - movement, distance, detail, atmosphere - all there in the humble tile!

My marlin is an example of this -

Next time, Ill blog a bit about the process of making mosaics , if you fancy reading about that over your coffee and digestive!

Would love to hear from you ..



  1. I Love Marlin; what a good job you have done

    1. Thanks for your comment, Fliss - the marlin is up in a fish restaurant in Oxford now, along with some of his friends!

      Hope you are having a good day