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 throughout the year on every aspect of mosaic making and the list of teachers and visiting artists who run workshops reads like a Who’s Who of everyone …

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 of the destroyed sections and the University of Edinburgh offering to house bags of salvaged fragments. But what will happen to the mosaic fragments and why …

Inside mosaic studios

Until a few days ago I was a mosaic maker with a dark secret. My mosaic workspace was a horrendous mess: tesserae jumbled together in yoghurt pots, bags of marble rods dumped on the floor, books shoved unceremoniously onto shelves, sketches tucked into nooks never to be seen again, and …