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 at the top of the house, in a happy trace, making my latest mosaic and utterly oblivious to the hours passing. Sometimes I look up and realise two hours, three, have just vanished and my lovely precious time is gone and I must rush downstairs, fling on something presentable, and dash off to school to collect the boys. And so the days go by. Sometimes the hours are more, sometimes less. Sometimes I can ignore the unwelcome intrusions of the outside world, at other times the world comes and seizes me by the scruff of the neck and drags me reluctantly back to attend to it’s affairs. Continue reading
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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
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