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Mosaic Tips and Tricks – Andamento

Mosaic Blog: Today is all about the flow of your mosaic surface Let us start by defining some terms used by mosaic artists. Andamento is the way tesserae are cut and placed, according to size, regularity of grout line, flow and in relation to each other. Tesserae...

Mosaic hints: colour use

Mosaic Blog: Let’s talk Colour Our palette in mosaic does not allow for colour mixing – the colour is determined by the colour of our material – recycled crockery, glass, smalti, stone – and we become greedy collectors of all colours and shades, tints and tones...

General Art News May 2017

Melbourne and Van Gogh and the Seasons It has been a real treat to be able to visit the exhibition “Van Gogh and the Seasons” at the NGV this month with Jenny. The exhibition was wonderful and curated to get an understanding of what inspired Van...

#2 May Mosaic Eyes

There are so many ways to approach the task of giving one of your creations eyes. So much to consider - as usual when making: is it a realistic representation of an animal or person, is it a cartoon or is it just an approximation...

#1 May Mosaic Tips and Tricks

There are a few interesting tips and tricks to talk about this week. One mosaic project that was completed by Jenny was a Butterfly, cut out of marine ply, undercoated and then mosaicked with chunky pieces of crockery. To create a heavily textured mosaic, it is important...

General News – Art April 2017

Back in the studio after a few weeks of travel and family commitments – and really excited about new projects. The travel has been very inspiring – we were in Norway and visited some wonderful art- old and new….from Viking treasures to Sami runes to the...

Mosaic-Cement Adhesives:Projects

April Mosaic Studio Coloured Glue With the cooler weather everything is flowing and materials are behaving well! There are a number of projects on the go in our Tuesday Mosaic class. So here a little more info on technicalities around laying into coloured glue. Two sturdy female mannequins...

Mosaic- Cement adhesives and climate

Another hot week of this summer has passed. It has been hot and humid, which affects materials used in the studio. So there we are – let’s talk mosaic and more specifically glue and how it behaves in different climatic conditions.   The two cement adhesives used...

Events – March/April

Hot and busy – the adage of this summer and captures what is happening in the studio. Paintings, Mosaics and Sculptures have been made, wrapped, labelled and are off to the following events: The Emerald Art Gallery is showing "Street Camber" exhibition during March, a...

A New Adventure

This is a new adventure – talking about art on a weekly base – what a task and where to start? In the studio everything is about process, materiality, joy in making and managing disasters through editing. Paintings are a mirror of where you are in...