When I made plans to go visit the Heraclea Lyncestis mosaics in Macedonia with Tessa Hunkin I was slightly concerned that the mosaics would play second fiddle. Tessa Hunkin is my mosaic heroine. In case there’s anyone out there who thinks you dont know her, you do. She’s the one that set up Mosaic Workshop in London’s Holloway in the 1980s with Emma Biggs. I bet you have at least one of her many books on various mosaic subjects from making techniques to garden mosaics and mosaic patterns. She won the 2014 British Association of Modern Mosaics Mosaic of the Year award for the Shepherdess Walk Mosaic that she created with the Hackney Mosaic Project and has designed and made a string of mosaics for public and private spaces which consistently make my jaw drop.
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Helen Miles MosaicsI learnt how to make mosaics with Greek masters of the craft in Thessaloniki and Athens who taught using traditional methods with a focus on Byzantine iconography. Later, I become fixated with Roman designs and now my aim is to preserve the simplicity and directness of early mosaics while creating pieces which suit our modern lives.
All kinds of mosaic topics
- Sixth century floor mosaic from a basilica. Byzantine Museum,... April 16, 2017Sixth century floor mosaic from a basilica. Byzantine Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece.
- Completed fireplace. Edinburgh, UK March 28, 2017Completed fireplace. Edinburgh, UK
- Third and final #mosaic panel - done. March 27, 2017Third and final #mosaic panel - done.
- Roman mosaics from Beiteddine Palace, Lebanon. March 25, 2017Roman mosaics from Beiteddine Palace, Lebanon.
- Panel number two completed and sealed. Grouting still to go. March 23, 2017Panel number two completed and sealed. Grouting still to go.
- Sixth century floor mosaic from a basilica. Byzantine Museum,... April 16, 2017
Lots of mosaic topics to choose fromancient mosaics animal mosaics bird mosaic bird mosaics Byzantine mosaics direct method mosaics easy mosaic projects emma biggs fish mosaics floor mosaics gary drostle Greece how to make mosaics Italy julie sperling lawrence payne Lod mosaic making a mosaic trivet making mosaics Martin Cheek modern mosaics mosaic decoration mosaic inspiration mosaic on mesh mosaics mosaics from Greece Mosaics from Macedonia mosaics from Turkey mosaic sites mosaic techniques Nikopolis Palazzo Massimo Museum pebble mosaics Pella Pompeii Roman mosaics roman mosaic workshops Rome sonia king stobi mosaics tessa hunkin Thessaloniki mosaics Vatican Museum visiting mosaics wedding mosaic