We specialise in mosaics crafted with Greek stone and marble and provide a bespoke service, creating site specific mosaics from the design to the installation stage. The process of choosing and commissioning a mosaic starts...
Helen Miles trained with mastercraftsmen in Greece who taught using traditional methods with a focus on Byzantine iconography. She later became interested in Roman mosaics and now makes contemporary pieces inspired by ancient designs....
Birds and branches mosaic
Washington panel mosaic
Wedding mosaic _ 2
Scary dog mosaic
Love Birds Mosaic
Three mosaic birds
Vitreous glass mosaic garden urn
Octopus and fish mosaic
Unswept Floor Mosaic
Roman mosaic copies
Wedding Tree Mosaic
London wedding mosaic
Helen Miles Mosaics' Blog
The curious mosaics of San Giovanni Evangelista, Ravenna.
Ancient mosaics can sometimes get a bit stuck up themselves. There is a propensity for them to become the marble and smalti equivalent of those...Read more
Four great reasons to join a mosaic course in Pelion, Greece
WHAT: Five Day Classic and Contemporary Mosaics Workshop WHO: With Helen Miles WHERE: Lagou Raxi Hotel, Lafkos, South Pelion, Greece. WHEN: September 15 to September...Read more
Contemporary mosaics: mosaic innovators.
Mosaic innovators Part III of a three-part post on contemporary mosaics. Part I Highlighted the particular properties of mosaic by demonstrating what mosaics are not....Read more
Contemporary mosaics – learning lessons from ceramics
Part II of a three-part post on mosaics and contemporary art. ' Learning lessons: Contemporary mosaics and the world of ceramics. Part One of this...Read more
What are mosaics? First, five things that they are not
What are mosaics? Part one of a three part blog on the place of mosaics in contemporary art. PART ONE: WHAT ARE MOSAICS? FIVE THINGS...Read more
Mosaics in the history of art (or not as the case may be)
My father, old now, was and is an art historian through and through. An academic who's devoted his life to art, he is now confined...Read more
The secrets of using thinset for mosaics by Julie Sperling
Guest tutorial by Julie Sperling: Using thinset for mosaics I am delighted to present a guest post (my first) by award winning Canadian mosaicist Julie...Read more
A collection of ancient mosaic Medusa heads.
Mosaic Medusa heads: warding off evil. Hello, hello, I'm back! Is anyone there? Coo-eeeeeeee (echos reverberating down the corridors of mosaic lovers). Let me...Read more
Comprehensive guide to the mosaics of Greece.
Greece, Mosaics and Me, Part II: A guide to the mosaics of Greece. I've left! To mark the fact that my days of being permanently...Read more
Greece, mosaics and me
Coming to Greece in 2001 stripped everything from me: language, family, friends, work, culture, points of reference and sense of self. I arrived five months...Read more
Andamento: an old subject with a new twist.
Andamento is the visual flow and direction within a mosaic produced by the placement of rows of tesserae. (From: www.joyofshards.co.uk) You might be forgiven for...Read more
Eight easy steps to making larger mosaics on mesh
Larger mosaics on mesh. Part II of a two-part post on making mosaics on mesh. Let me cast your minds back to February, 2014 when...Read more
The Mosaics of Rhodes, Greece.
The Mosaics of Rhodes, Greece (or How Mosaics Should be Seen) The conversation went a bit like this: D: There are some really good off-season...Read more
Making a mosaic hour by hour
The Lemon Tree Mosaic Project This is a photo gallery showing the process of making a mosaic hour by hour. Or: Why Kenyans make...Read more
Making Roman mosaic copies
Roman mosaic copies - why? It's not unusual for me to look at an ancient mosaic in situ or pore over the details of one...Read more
Teaching Yourself Mosaics – Part II
Part II: Books, forums and experiments (For Part I - my guide to online mosaic courses and tips please follow this link: http://helenmilesmosaics.org/mosaics-miscellaneous/online-mosaic-courses/) This post is...Read more
Teaching yourself mosaics, Part I: Guide to online mosaic courses and tips
Online mosaic tips: free There is no point in pussy-footing around so I may as well just spit it out: I don't know how to...Read more
Lime mortar master class in Edinburgh
Mosaic Inspiration: Lime Mortar Master Class* I recently signed up for a lime mortar master class in Edinburgh and as I sat down to write...Read more
The early Christian mosaics of Delphi, Greece.
Sometimes I feel blessed. Not just blessed, but blessed-blessed. In addition to the blessed of daily life which is more than blessed enough, I have...Read more
The Unswept Floor mosaic: ancient and modern
The Unswept Floor Mosaic down the ages The moment came when I was stirring the porridge. The news was on, the kettle was boiling and...Read more