What are mosaics? First, five things that they are not

What are mosaics? Part one of a three part blog on the place of mosaics in contemporary art. PART ONE: WHAT ARE MOSAICS?  FIVE THINGS THAT THEY ARE NOT Joan Eardley‘s paintings are urgent; running-to-catch-the-last-bus kind of urgent. They are full of rushed energy, of stops and darts, turns and …

Mosaic opus: an old subject with a new twist.

Mosaic opus definition: the different ways of laying the background in a mosaic. Plural: Opuses or Opera. Mosaic Opus – Time for an Update You might be forgiven for thinking that I am a bit of a traditionalist. ‘Contemporary mosaics inspired by ancient designs’ has a distinctly tweed coat and …

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 …