Reading Time: 13 minutes Fused glass is the heat bonding of separate pieces of glass in a kiln – a technique believed to be over 4,000 years old. More accessible than hot glass, there are hundreds of ways an artist can create diverse pieces using this method. Small wonder that it has become so popular. Catherine Rose meets two experts. (This article is also narrated by Catherine.)
Reading Time: 7 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY RHONA DUFFY
London-based artist Maud Milton specialises in creating street art in mosaics, often including ceramic tiles handmade by local communities. Here, Rhona Duffy talks to her about some of her projects, and the challenges and successes that come with her work.
Reading Time: 5 minutes BY MATT A HANSON
In a bonus feature for website readers of Issue 4, Matt Hanson profiles Ukrainian artist Olena Prykhodkor.
Reading Time: 8 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY CATHERINE ROSE
Symbolism has always been integral to human culture. Often much more than just a pretty trinket, jewellery can inform us about the wearer, whether it be through a wedding ring or a good luck talisman, writes Catherine Rose who also narrates her feature.
Reading Time: 6 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY REBECCA ANN HUGHES
For 100 years, the Mosaic School of Friuli has taught its students how to continue creating an art that originated millennia ago. Rebecca Ann Hughes talks to the school and its alumni about how the institution is working to adapt and evolve in the modern world. Rebecca also narrates the feature.
Reading Time: 6 minutes BY MATT A HANSON
Matt Hanson writes about mosaics, jewelry and the ancient world, inspired by his trips to the Great Palace Mosaics Museum and the Archaeology Museum in Istanbul.
Reading Time: 11 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY CHRISTINA ELIA
Christina Elia explores the history of micro mosaics and talks to Margo Anton and Corinna Butler about the art of creating micro mosaic and glass jewelry. Christina also narrates her feature.
Reading Time: 7 minutes BY MATT A HANSON
In the first of a two-part feature, Matt Hanson delves into the history of mosaic art in Ukraine.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Matt Hanson explores the history and cultural value of Istanbul’s apartment mosaics.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Christina Elia talks to gallery owners about the mutual benefits of nurturing a strong relationship and secures some insights for artists considering approaching a gallery. Christina also narrates her feature.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Rebecca Ann Hughes talks to CaCO3 about their business collaboration and art ethos. Rebecca also narrates her feature.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Angela Neustatter asks Catrin Jones and Milly Frances how it’s done. Angela also narrates her article.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Working on a mosaic project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund can prove valuable in terms of building your portfolio, gaining credibility as an artist and, most importantly, in terms of income, finds Angela Youngman.
Reading Time: 11 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY CATHERINE ROSE
Catherine Rose explores ways of innovating and growing your mosaic or glass art business. She talks to Jahday Ford, Sharon Louden and Prerana Phadnis. Catherine also narrates her feature.
Reading Time: 7 minutes BY ANGELA NEUSTATTER
It was by “lucky happen-chance” that Angela Neustatter says she joined one of Tim Cunliffe’s stained glass courses several years ago. Motivated by Cunliffe’s work she wanted to develop under his tutelage. Here, she interviews Cunliffe about his life’s works.
Reading Time: 9 minutes BY CATHERINE ROSE
Alexander Beleschenko believes that architectural glass is a “positive notation in the urban environment”. Catherine Rose talks to him about his love of large-scale architectural glass projects and explores some of the techniques he employs in his contemporary art practice.