A thousand streams

Reading Time: 9 minutes Founder of the London School of Mosaic (LSoM) David Tootill long believed there was an opportunity to install a significant piece of mosaic art at London Bridge. Now his dream is finally becoming a reality. Catherine Rose explores.

The grammar of mosaic

Reading Time: 11 minutes Venezuela-born mosaicist Anabella Wewer has recently embraced the life of a nomad, working from wherever she is in the world, drawing inspiration from different cultures and geographies. Rhona Duffy talks to Anabella about her travels and how she finds the right balance between her work as a graphic designer, travelling and mosaic.

Revitalizing Ukraine’s mosaic art history (part 2)

Reading Time: 9 minutes At the end of November 2022, Zhanna Kadyrova, one of Ukraine’s leading contemporary artists, prepared to enter the eye of the storm as she traveled home to Kyiv. In a shelled landscape, void of utilities in the frigid weather, she reached for her phone. The call was about her art, particularly a project that she started in 2013 called Monumental Propaganda, writes Matt Hanson.

Fabulous fusion

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.)

The mosaic school teaching resistance and innovation for a century 

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.

How galleries and artists benefit from a symbiotic relationship

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 talks to Velvet Easel gallery owner Jane Grant, Vessel Gallery founder Angel Monzon and glass artist Bethany Wood, one of the artists represented by Vessel Gallery.