Issue 7 is out now!
Here’s a look at what’s inside…
Belgian mosaicist Mieke Ceusters set out to answer the question ‘What would the Romans have created today?’ in her series Roman with a Twist. Rhona Duffy talks to Mieke to find out more.
Matt Hanson chronicles the history of the mosaics at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, which was originally built as a Christian basilica nearly 1,500 years ago and is currently a mosque.
Lawrence Payne shares the practical value of Roman mosaic rules and principles, and explains why, even if you decide not to follow them, understanding them is a must for all mosaicists.
Rhona Duffy catches up with Marian Shapiro ahead of her third solo exhibition opening in Springwood, New South Wales, and with Cleo Mussi as her exhibition Botanicals opens in Glasgow.
Anabella Wewer writes about the essence of Kelley Knickerbocker’s mosaic making, which she describes as complex simplicity that tells stories and challenges preconceptions.
Blacksmith Katie Surridge recently did a mosaic course at the London School of Mosaic and she tells Rhona Duffy how she’s experimenting by infusing these ancient techniques with a contemporary outlook.
Catherine Rose talks to glass art historian Justine Hopkins about glass innovation over the last century and the contemporary glass artists pushing boundaries today.
And Oliver Budd has the last word, sharing the dos and don’ts of running mosaic classes, the wisdom he’s gleaned from his forty years of experience.
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The eighth Biennial of Contemporary Mosaic opens in Ravenna, Italy, in October 2023. Here, we take a look at some of the numerous events that will be taking place over the following three months and give you a glimpse of some of the mosaic works that will be on show.Keep reading
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Pinkie Maclure’s darkly humorous glass art questions the absurdity of contemporary human behaviour. Angela Neustatter interviews the multidisciplinary Scottish artist about creating art that explores some of the big issues facing us in today’s world.Keep reading
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Suzanne Garben, a graduate of the London School of Mosaic’s Diploma, believes that handmade is the ascendant aesthetic. Here, Rhona Duffy asks her about her path to mosaic, the benefits of her studies, and the projects she’s been involved in, including the London Bridge Project, which is also featured in this issue.Keep reading
AND ENJOY ARTISTS WRITING ABOUT THEIR WORK…
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Julie Edmunds creates stunning mosaic and glass art with strong, bold colours at its heart. Her early work was in textile design, which has influenced the texture, colour and movement present in her art. Here, Julie writes about the inspiration and process behind her recently finished piece Indian Rope Trick.Keep reading
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African Homestead hangs at Kenyatta Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Created by Kenyan artist Avni Shah with help from her local community, and under the tuteledge of mosaicist Jim Anderson, it depicts an African village scene. Avni writes about its creation.Keep reading
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WRITTEN & NARRATED BY KAREN FRANCESCA Karen Francesca writes about her journey from a play-filled childhood to studying a masters in art psychotherapy. She describes how she combined her passions for art and gardening to forge a career in community and public art, which creates meaningful connections between people.Keep reading