Reading Time: 8 minutes After stumbling on mosaics by a happy accident back in 1998, Caroline Jariwala’s life was to change forever. Angela Youngman explores.
Reading Time: 9 minutes After reaching the shortlist of applicants to enhance Burham-on-Sea’s seawall, Edinburgh-based Russian artist Svetlana Kondakova Muir won the final stage of a public vote – and, along with it, the commission. Rhona Duffy asks Svetlana about this project and talks to her about her other mosaic work too.
Reading Time: 10 minutes For Australian mosaicist Jaky Pinnock, creating mosaics is like meditation in motion. She uses distinctive flow lines and vibrant glass to depict wildlife and oceanic themes in her mosaics. Here, Rhona Duffy catches up with her to find out about her techniques, inspiration and plans for the future. Rhona also narrates the article.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Through mosaic, Anne Marie Price finds peace, purpose and a way to express her truth. Rhona Duffy talks to Anne Marie about her journey and asks her about what drives and challenges her creations.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Kate Butler’s mosaic art is infused with meaning. A quest for discovering patterns and connections drives her creativity. Rhona Duffy talks to Kate about her recent work, which explores the impact of human activities on our planet’s ecological systems.
Reading Time: 8 minutes BY ANGELA YOUNGMAN
Making a career out of large-scale mosaics requires dedication, collaboration and patience – quite apart from skill and creativity. Gary Drostle has become one of those go-to people whose name is synonymous with giant-sized, monumental mosaics that catch attention and have widespread appeal.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Joanna Kessel spent three days studying at glass artist Andrea Spencer’s studio on the rugged North Antrim coast of Northern Ireland. Joanna writes about her experience and she explores Andrea’s path and the ‘impossible delicacy’ of her glass work.
Reading Time: 7 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Rhona Duffy talks to Anne Schwegmann-Fielding about how she depicts social history in her art and connects people with materials and places.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Without a formal art education, Irish mosaicist Elaine Prunty worked her way from a night class making stained glass bird light-catchers up to creating four-metre high stainless steel mosaicked structures. Interview by Rhona Duffy.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Matt Hanson meets Merve Araslı, the founder of 1200 Derece, one of Turkey’s leading independent glass-makers.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Joanna Kessel has been recently awarded the Visual Arts Scotland Inches Carr Creative Development Award 2022, which will support a research project that will enable Joanna to develop new work. Rebecca Ann Hughes caught up with Joanna to find out about the ethos and inspirations underlying her art practice.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Matt Hanson interviews Chilean artist Isidora Paz López about her journey to mosaic art and asks her about her large-scale mosaic interventions in Chile and Germany.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Taking on board the advice to “do something different” has created a successful niche for Bristol-based artist Helen Nock, who describes her art as “a relationship between finding and imagination”. Angela Youngman explores.
Reading Time: 6 minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY MATT A HANSON
Michael Rakowitz has made it his life’s work to recreate, in mosaic, art that’s been lost to war in Iraq. Matt Hanson explores his journey.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Helen Miles talks to Carrie Reichardt about the positive effect art has on herself and others, and how she uses her art to give a voice to those who might otherwise not be heard.