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Art Deco Swimmers

May 7, 2012

kaw

A birthday gift, 12 x 12″ glass mosaic. The brief was ‘something art deco and the recipient likes those ladies you see on 1920s posters’. So interesting brief and I like a bit of deco myself. I’ve never attempted faces on a mosaic before and I didn’t know how they’d turn out. I used Egyptian jewellery colours, since art deco went hand in hand with the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. I visited Egypt for a holiday in 2009, and got well into the ancient Egyptian archaeology – really weird, beautiful and absorbing. There was one ancient funerary building at Saqqara that was 5 thousand years old or so, that looked like a 1930’s film set, so art deco was it – scroll down this wiki page, small image of walls right hand side and go on holiday there – it’s amazing.

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Wedding 31.3.2012

April 4, 2012

kaw

The couple this was commissioned for, as long as they keep their trivet on the table or by the stove, should never forget their anniversary. K and J got married on the 31st March 2012, and yes, you’ve guessed, they are both keen sailors. This is 10″ x 10″ and made from stained glass. Here it is in another light, some of the glass is iridescent.

Safety Glass Willow Mosaic

February 7, 2012

kaw

Didn’t know if this would work, but it’s rather attractive, and since shattered safety glass comes from skips, it’s a good find. It’s very thick though so I had to fill up the space under the mirror glass in order for the surface to be smooth. Good experiment though, I’ll do this again.

Four Fish

January 29, 2012

kaw

In 2005 my good friend Anne left London to go back to Scotland with her big bump to start a new phase of life as a mum. As a consequence of this move I was the recipient of a load of stained glass, a whole shelf full. I don’t know why it’s taken me um…7 years to make a mosaic out some of it, but as I was thinking of making a mosaic for my neighbour Mary for her birthday, and Mary’s a blue glass fan…anyway – I’m rambling. I love the colours, and I love the shapes that are bigger than you can get with glass tiles, I love everything. I will be making more pieces with glass, and popping over to a glass shop ASAP for some more colours to add to the mix. I’m excited.

PS spot the four fish.

Sliver Leaves

November 27, 2011

kaw

A trivet present for my good friend, a keen cook, for her kitchen which has a kinda snazzy pink and silver wallpaper. This mosaic is 10″ x 10″, bound in lead strip and made from small pink tiles and broken mirror. Here’s what’s so great about mirror, it looks different every time you look at it.

Metalwork Table Top

September 15, 2011

kaw

Glass and ceramic mosaic on the theme of its own legs, a close up of the bent metal work decorations. If you’ve got some nice old legs in a shed waiting for a nice top half let’s talk. Any kind of image is possible. This one is roughly 28 x 28 inches, or 74 x 74cm.

Pond Frieze

September 15, 2011

kaw

I’m quite cross with myself for not taking more photos of this closer up. It’s my favourite thing I’ve made I think, water lilies, frogs, fish, dragon flies, water plants…made for the garden of an Edwardian house, so in a nouveau style. It’s all there if you squint. Tsk! And the owners have moved house… ūüė¶¬† Made with Glass and ceramic mosaic. Sigh.

         

Fish Pan Stand

September 14, 2011

kaw

I do like a nice underwater world, this is a simple fish in a mix of ceramic and glass mosaic, 6 x 6 inches (16 x 16cm).

Smalti Place

September 14, 2011

kaw

This is a place, crossed paths on a common, that I hope means a lot to its owners, and very impressionistic. It’s a 6 x 6 inch (16cm x 16cm) mosaic in smalti glass, with a touch of green mirrored glass for sparkle.

Small Patchwork

September 14, 2011

kaw

This is the little sister of the larger smalti patchwork. It’s 6 x 6 inches (16cm x 16cm), quite big enough to be practical for a pan stand or to fill a mini wall space. Smalti glass comes in all colours, so the possibilities for colourways are endless.