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 such good runners.  If you were to ask me if I’d like to meet for coffee. you might notice a flicker of panic cross my …

Mosaics for special occasions

A special occasion is approaching… There’s a special occasion coming up, so what do you do? Buy your dearest friend a set of cut glass goblets to celebrate his wedding? Wrap up a bottle of perfume to give to your mother on her 70th birthday? Select a stuffed toy when …

How long does it take to make a mosaic?

I know it’s a niggly silly question, like asking how long is a piece of string or the price of love. But actually it’s a question that’s often asked and, if I’m honest, I’ve always rather wondered myself. How long does it take to make a mosaic? I’m up there, in my little studio …

The Story of C. and her Un-Swept Floor Mosaic

Inspiration for the Un-swept Floor Mosaic For a long time I have been wanting to make my own version of the famous ancient un-swept floor mosaic motif. It’s a wonderfully whimsical design of the debris from a Roman feast strewn carelessly over a dining room floor. Animal bones, fruit peel, shells and …