Contemporary mosaics – learning lessons from ceramics

Part II of a three-part post on mosaics and contemporary art. ‘Ceramics have moved away from utilitarian pottery into a much wider realm… It’s not about craft but about making a new kind of object,‘ Medeleine Bessborough, art dealer.’ Learning lessons: Contemporary mosaics and the world of ceramics. Part One …

Greece, mosaics and me

[heading size=”20″ margin=”10″]Greece, Mosaics and Me, Part I: A personal story. [/heading] 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 pregnant with two small children after my husband took a job in Thessaloniki, Greece’s …

Teaching Yourself Mosaics – Part II

Part II: Books, forums and experiments (For Part I – my guide to online mosaic courses and tips please follow this link: http://helenmilesmosaics.org/mosaics-miscellaneous/online-mosaic-courses/) This post is both a source of information about teaching yourself mosaics and a resounding bell-ringing shout-out. Since I can’t go to the top of a building with a …