Reading Time: 2minutes It’s time to get creative! This competition is designed to inspire you to try new things. The theme is: CHANGE. This theme is just a guide and it leaves things open for you to get creative. Perhaps you’ll try new materials or look at a familiar topic in a different way? It’s up to you.
Reading Time: 10minutes BY ANGELA YOUNGMAN
Angela Youngman talks to Jim Bachor, Ememem, Helen Miles and Will Rosie about their graffiti mosaics, which are – literally – changing the world.
Mosaics are popping up in the most unlikely places – filling in a hole in the road or pavement, on a bare wall, or overlooking a cemetery. None have official permission to be there. This is graffiti art 21st-century style.
Reading Time: 7minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY REBECCA ANN HUGHES
Rebecca Ann Hughes visits El Cocal in Murano, Italy. The first all-female furnace on Murano, it’s run by Chiara Taiariol and Mariana Oliboni. Read on to find out more.
Reading Time: 6minutes 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: 7minutes Syria-born Talal Fashtouk was forced to abandon his law degree in 2011 because of the Syrian Civil War. He fled to Turkey where he found mosaics. Matt Hanson explores his life and art.
Reading Time: 8minutes BY ANGELA NEUSTATTER
Angela Neustatter explores some of the artists raising awareness of the issues impacting our planet through their art, or who are trying to address them by adapting the processes they use to produce their art.
Reading Time: 5minutes 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: 12minutes 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.
Reading Time: 11minutes WRITTEN & NARRATED BY RHONA DUFFY
Rhona Duffy talks to three professional artists who decided to change career midlife. She asks them to share the stories behind their decisions and what they’ve learned along their journeys.
Reading Time: 5minutes BY RHONA DUFFY
Artists are finding more and more creative ways to generate funding for their projects. Rhona Duffy takes a look at some examples and talks to finance consultant Tracey Ward to get her expert tips on making successful funding applications.
Reading Time: 5minutes 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: 4minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3minutes Lorinda Tisdell relocated from the US to the picturesque town of Ajijic in Mexico, where she enjoys taking pictures of the brightly painted and tiled buildings and in the surrounding villages and towns. We asked her to create a selection for Mosaic & Glass readers – enjoy!