Issue 5 is out now!

Issue 5 was published on 10 March. Inside, Dino Maccini tells Anabella Wewer about how he has used mosaic to reinvent his life. Rachel Sager writes about Helga Maribel Sanchez’s contributions to the Ruins Project. Working primarily in the Ravenna method, Michael Kruzich creates mosaics to express and fulfil his talents – Lynn Jones explores. Avni Shah writes about her mosaic African Homestead, which hangs at Kenyatta Hospital in Nairobi. The concept of ‘wanderlust’ perfectly describes Bonnie Fitzgerald’s artistic journey and she writes about it all. And Oliver Budd shares his wisdom on keeping your clients satisfied and collaborating with other artists.

For our long read on glass, Catherine Rose meets Jo Downs and Cathryn Shilling, two experts on glass fusion. In a spotlight on Dee Ruff, read about her inspirations, journey and more. Jen French has recently completed the London School of Mosaic’s diploma course – she tells us about her studies and what’s coming next. And Tracey Cartledge and Aleta Doran, who organised the Constellations exhibition for the British Association for Modern Mosaic last year, share what they learned along the way.

Matt Hanson delves further into Ukraine’s mosaic art history in the second of his two-part feature. Rhona Duffy talks to Svetlana Kondakova about her mosaics for Burham’s sea wall, to Australian mosaicist Jaky Pinnock, for whom creating mosaics is like meditation in motion, and to Valerie McGarry about her mosaic journey, influences, techniques and more. Rhona also asks Anabella Wewer about how she finds the right balance between her work, travelling and mosaic.

Plus you get top technical tips direct from many of the artists! Order your copy now.

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Memento, a new exhibition of Joanna Kessel’s recent research into traditional filato micro-mosaic techniques, will run from 24 February to 2 March 2023 at mote in Edinburgh. The exhibition includes new, explorative, wall mounted pieces, drawings and a small selection of previous work. It is arranged to demonstrate Joanna’s shift in scale from architectural mosaic artworks to miniature hand-held pieces – macro to micro – and her shift in focus from urban to natural environments. Joanna will be at mote every afternoon.

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The meditative mosaicist abstracting a traditional craft

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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.

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Elements of place: Sand, fire, glass and sea

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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.

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A new book and exhibition, both set to launch in March, open a window on life as a glass artist in the UK. In celebration of Catherine Dunstan’s new book – Creative and Professional Development for Glass Artists – the PROCESS exhibition will simultaneously launch at Crystal Mile Contemporary, Stourbridge, owned by Blowfish Glass founder Bethany Wood. Read a conversation between Catherine and Bethany to find out more…

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How galleries and artists benefit from a symbiotic relationship

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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.

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