Helen Miles Mosaics

Helen Miles Mosaics

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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...
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  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....
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Here you will find more than 100 articles covering a broad range of mosaic subjects from Roman sites, to mosaic inspiration, tutorials, projects and contemporary work. Use the search button to refine your search.

Gallery

Birds and branches mosaic
Birds and branches mosaic
Washington panel mosaic
Washington panel mosaic
Wedding mosaic _ 2
Wedding mosaic _ 2
Scary dog mosaic
Scary dog mosaic
Love Birds Mosaic
Love Birds Mosaic
Three mosaic birds
Three mosaic birds
Vitreous glass mosaic garden urn
Vitreous glass mosaic garden urn
Octopus and fish mosaic
Octopus and fish mosaic
Unswept Floor Mosaic
Unswept Floor Mosaic
Roman mosaic copies
Roman mosaic copies
Wedding Tree Mosaic
Wedding Tree Mosaic
London wedding mosaic
London wedding mosaic

Helen Miles Mosaics' Blog

Six day mosaic course in Greece, 2018
Six day mosaic course in Greece, 2018
Join me for a six day mosaic course in Greece from July 6th to 13th, 2018. The traditional and contemporary mosaic course will take place...
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Mosaics in Chicago. Part III_Marc Chagall’s Four Seasons mosaic.
Mosaics in Chicago. Part III_Marc Chagall’s Four Seasons mosaic.
Part III of my Mosaics in Chicago series looks at the making of Marc Chagall's Four Seasons mosaic - a monumental 21-metre long mosaic work ...
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Mosaics in Chicago. Part II_Mosaics at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Mosaics in Chicago. Part II_Mosaics at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The contemporary and ancient mosaics in Chicago are varied, brilliant and inspiring. Ranging from Roman and Byzantine mosaics at the Art Institute of Chicago to...
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Five days at the Chicago Mosaic School
Five days at the Chicago Mosaic School
The Chicago Mosaic School was founded in 2005 by artist Karen Ami and now plays a pivotal role on the international mosaic stage. Classes run...
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Mosaic Workshops in Edinburgh
Mosaic Workshops in Edinburgh
Deadline: August 28, 2017. Alert - less than two weeks left to make your bookings! This is a mini post to let you know that...
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A guide to the mosaics of Scotland
A guide to the mosaics of Scotland
This is a short version of the British Association for Modern Mosaic's guide to the mosaics of Scotland which was compiled to coincide with BAMM’s...
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London’s Eduardo Paolozzi mosaics
London’s Eduardo Paolozzi mosaics
The tearing down of some of the Eduardo Paolozzi mosaics when London's Tottenham Court Road tube station was renovated sparked a controversy which resulted in the remaking of some...
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The curious mosaics of San Giovanni Evangelista, Ravenna.
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...
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Four great reasons to join a mosaic course in Pelion, Greece
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...
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Contemporary mosaics: mosaic innovators.
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....
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Contemporary mosaics – learning lessons from ceramics
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...
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What are mosaics? First, five things that they are not
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...
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Mosaics in the history of art (or not as the case may be)
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...
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The secrets of using thinset for mosaics by Julie Sperling
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...
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A collection of ancient mosaic Medusa heads.
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...
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Comprehensive guide to the mosaics of Greece.
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...
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Greece, mosaics and me
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...
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Andamento: an old subject with a new twist.
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)  Andamento - Time for an...
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Eight easy steps to making larger mosaics on mesh
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...
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The Mosaics of Rhodes, Greece.
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...
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