“When we received the invitation to our cousin’s wedding on the island of Chios, we wanted to give the young couple a gift that was not only meaningful but unique. They had designed a beautiful logo representing the traditional orange tree which floods the Chios with its distinct aroma in the spring and was such an important source of wealth for the island. I was referred to Helen and her marvellous work from friends who had commissioned pieces and so began the making of our gift which was a mosaic of the orange tree logo. Our cousins were delighted with their mosaic which has taken pride of place in their new home and gives them a constant reminder of their wonderful day.” Penelope Pangalos
Helen Miles creates site specific mosaics from the design to the installation stage using natural stone, unglazed ceramic and vitreous glass tiles. The process of choosing and commissioning a mosaic starts with the space that it...
Helen Miles trained with master craftsmen 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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