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Posts tagged ‘mosaic’

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.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh Mosaic

October 23, 2011

kaw

This is a set of five trivets that make up an run for the middle of a table, for a fan of Charles Rennie, a BIG fan actually. And who isn’t? Pretty much the last word in elegance and style in water colour and architecture, he is Scotland’s answer to Antonio Gaudi (I think) and if you haven’t heard of him, treat yourself. Anyway, I hope now I’ve invoked the subtlety and delicacy of CRM you won’t think my efforts too clunky, they are built to put the turkey and veg on the Christmas table after all, something I don’t think Charles had to consider.

Striped Smalti

September 19, 2011

kaw

Another way to use those lovely colours, this one is 6 x 6 inches (16 x 16 cm).

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).

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.

Table

September 14, 2011

kaw

For my Mum’s birthday present (big birthday) I made a mosaic table top inspired by an ebony and mother of pearl Chinese style sewing box, which has been in the family a long time. The mosaic is made from glass tiles and broken crockery and black 1980’s glassware, which proved absolutely fiendish to work with, but worth it in the end. The table came from a local bring and take recycling event – so, free, which is always good. The mosaic is about 14 x 16 inches. …BTW, I photographed it outside for the daylight, but it’s very much an indoor mosaic. The writing in the corner is hbba, Happy Birthday Barbara Anne and my initials.

   

Feet Around The Beachfire

September 13, 2011

kaw

Here’s a commission I did for a great traveler. (It’s not a bent mosaic, it’s two photos stuck together.) I imagined him on a beach, perhaps the coast of Africa. The original title was ‘Plenty Of Feet Around The Fire’, which I liked as a aural pun, but I was vetoed, or feetoed, I suppose. I made it by gluing it face down (i.e. mirror image wise) onto brown paper and then transferring it pre-grouted to a cemented board. It’s big, about 5 x 5 feet, and made to hang outside in mostly ceramic mosaic tiles. Underneath, this was the drawing to show what I was aiming for. I think the mosaic is now in Canada with its owner, and I hope brings a flavour of adventure in a happy settled life.

Smalti Patchwork

September 13, 2011

kaw

Hmm, smalti – little chunks of pure colourful expensive opaque glass. Sweeties, they look so sort of toffee like they make you want to bite them (but don’t, obviously). The grandest mosaics are made of smalti, or actual marble or precious stones. It also has a bit of stained glass in it here and there. This is a 50th wedding anniversary present, there’s a hidden code, the oblongs (years) at the right hand side overlap onto the next row (because they were married in April), and each red square is a child, or a grandchild, set into the year he or she was born. This is 12 inches square, and just pure amazing colour. Also available in subtle.