Reading Time: 8 minutes Virginia-based Bonnie Fitzgerald has been dedicated to creating and teaching mosaics since the mid 2000s. The concept of ‘wanderlust’ perfectly describes her artistic journey and she writes about it all here.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In a bonus feature for the website version of Issue 4, Chilean artist Mónica Ojeda Cerón writes an introduction about her life as a mosaicist.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Agnieszka Kwiatkowska created Mona Lee at a time of transformation in her own life. Here, Agnieszka writes about the inspirations and thought processes behind her piece, which is currently being shown at the sixth Ravenna Mosaico biennial event.
Reading Time: 8 minutes After 40 years working in IT designing corporate computer systems for global companies, Yorkshire-based Pete Jauneika embraced early retirement in 2019 to concentrate on his other passion: mosaic art.
Reading Time: 3 minutes BY CORALIE TURPIN
Inspired by geology and light, Sheffield-based sculptor Coralie Turpin has created a number of public artworks across the UK. Here, she tells us about one of her latest exterior projects – a badger-themed, mosaicked sculpture for a new council housing scheme in Chesterfield.
Reading Time: 6 minutes BY FRANCES TAYLOR
Frances Taylor writes about her passion for exterior mosaics and looks back on how Covid-19 changed the course of her business.
Reading Time: 5 minutes BY ELENA FLEURY-ROJO
Elena Fleury-Rojo’s latest collection depicts the “juxtaposition between the weight and durability of rock with the fragility and brittleness of glass”. Here, Elena writes about her love of travel and how she was inspired to recreate coral in glass.
Reading Time: 6 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY LYNN JONES
For California mosaicist Wilma Wyss, the desire to make art that enriches public spaces is what excites her most about mosaics. Here, Lynn Jones talks to Wilma about how she expresses her artistic vision through large-scale outdoor mosaics.
Reading Time: 6 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY DEBORA ALDO
Connecticut-based Debora Aldo writes about two of her projects, providing insights into what’s involved in creating site-specific, architectural mosaics.
Reading Time: 5 minutes BY CHRIS BECKETT
After majoring in art at university, Chris Beckett spent most of her working life as a primary teacher. She discovered glass 17 years ago and hasn’t looked back since.
Reading Time: 6 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY KATE KERRIGAN
Kate Kerrigan writes about her inspiring ‘Piecing us together’ project, which has taken her across the US, where the people she meets create a small section of mosaic that will eventually be joined together in one piece. To Kate’s delight, she found much more than mosaic on her journey – healing, connection and joy.
Reading Time: 5 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY ABIGAIL RUDKINS
New to leaded stained glass, and used to working on smaller pieces with copper foil, Abigail initially thought completing a commission for three large windows might be out of reach. But with the support of other artists and through hours of learning, she pressed on through self-doubt to create this beautiful piece.
Reading Time: 4 minutes BY JULIE EDMUNDS
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.