Our writers & journalists

The professional writers and journalists who write for Mosaic & Glass are not only great at writing, they love art too. If you’re a professional writer or journalist, and you’d like to pitch a story, check our editorial calendar and get in touch. We welcome writing by artists too – please contact us if you’d like to write about your art, inspirations, journey, business tips, challenges, opinions, or anything else mosaic and glass related!

Introducing the magazine’s regular writers and journalists…

Rhona Duffy is journalist, editor and publisher of Mosaic & Glass. She has edited magazines for financial advisers, employees and business leaders during her 25-year career in communications management. She has also edited the British Association for Modern Mosaic’s member magazine Grout (2021). Rhona has a degree in English and philosophy, along with a master’s degree in international journalism (2021). She made her first mosaic in 2010 and has been transfixed ever since. In Mosaic & Glass, Rhona is creating a magazine she would like to read. 

Oliver Budd is a visiting lecturer at Chelsea College of Art, a member of the exclusive Art Worker’s Guild in Bloomsbury, London, and a former president of the British Association for Modern Mosaic. He lives in Kent with his wife and has two adult children. 

Christina Elia is a freelance journalist and personal essayist from New York City, where she currently lives and writes about art, television and travel. Her writing has been published in Graffiti Art Magazine, Observer and Apartment Therapy, among other online and print outlets. In her spare time, you’ll find her gallery-hopping through Manhattan or wandering around Brooklyn hunting for murals, usually dressed in vibrant attire to match.

Rebecca Ann Hughes is an Edinburgh-born, Cambridge-educated and Venice-based journalist. She contributes regularly to Forbes and has written for the Independent, Atlas Obscura and Apollo Magazine about Italy’s economy, art, culture and politics.

Matt A Hanson is an art writer and freelance journalist based in Istanbul. He has written for Artforum, ArtAsiaPacific, Tohu Magazine, Alma, Tablet Magazine, World Literature Today, Hyperallergic, The Forward, The Millions, Words Without Borders, Al-Monitor and many others. He has edited art publications for Arter, Pera Museum, Dirimart, and Sakıp Sabancı Museum. He is the founding editor of FictiveMag.com, an online cultural review and small press merging criticism and fiction.

Joanna Kessel is an artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Her mosaic and cast concrete artworks are highly regarded ad exhibited nationally and internationally, including Ravenna Mosaico and The Saatchi Gallery, London.  She is recipient of the Inches Carr Creative Development Award 2022 and is currently researching the creative potential of traditional micro-mosaic techniques within a contemporary context. Photo by Shannon Tofts.

Angela Neustatter has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years, writing for many publications including the Guardian, The Times and the Financial Times with a particular interest in humanitarian issues. She has edited magazines for Unicef and the YoungMinds charity. For the past few years, she has studied stained glass art under the hugely-talented Tim Cunliffe at the Mary Ward Centre and even dares to give her pieces as gifts! Angela is married with two grown sons and four adored grandchildren. She lives in London.

A graduate of the London School of Journalism, Catherine Rose has worked as a writer for more than 25 years, one of her first roles being assistant editor of Ceramic Industries Journal. She is passionate about the arts and gained a master’s degree in Art History: Renaissance to Post Modernism at Buckingham University in 2015. She has recently completed a course on the history of glass-making with London’s Victoria & Albert Museum entitled Glass: Mysteries and Masterpieces, which looked at the rise of studio glass in the 1960s as well as the work and techniques of contemporary glass artists. 

Angela Youngman is a long-established freelance journalist who writes for the national and international media and is a member of the International Travel Writers Alliance. She writes regularly for various media, including Ceramics World, British Muslim Magazine, Group Travel World, Country Living, and SmallWorld.com. She is the author of numerous books and guidebooks, and is currently researching a book on art in Amsterdam. Angela studied history and art history at university, and she’s covered many art and museum stories over the years. She is currently involved on a voluntary basis in a team creating medieval furnishings for a major restoration project at Norwich Castle.