One fish, two fish, red fish…

  Here we go again – me and my new method. Its not new in any real sense of the word as everyone has been doing it for goodness knows how long, but it’s new to me and I like to flatter myself that it is just a teensiest bit …

Candili weekend: teaching mosaics. Before

This weekend, Alison Scourti and I will be teaching mosaics for the first time at Candili  (shown above) on the island of Evvia, Greece. Three families have signed up and two extra adults but I am not sure whether all of them are going to be mosaicing. Given that the …

Direct method mosaic technique: the higgledy piggledy look

Achieving naturalness in direct method mosaics I have been having a go at making direct method mosaics onto wood, using cement based adhesive as opposed to glue. The idea is that I want to recreate (at least a fraction of) the higgledy piggledy immediacy of many of my favourite Roman/early Byzantine …

The Mosaics of Nikopolis, Greece.

A chance encounter with the Mosaics of Nikopolis, Greece. We were in the car heading up the west coast of Greece to meet friends in Epirus during the Greek Easter break. The journey was long, the roads were atrocious and I had no appetite for sight seeing along the way. …