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!

Rhona Duffy is journalist, editor and publisher of Mosaic & Glass. Rhona has edited magazines for financial advisers, employees and business leaders during her 25-year career in communications and marketing management. She has a degree in English and philosophy, along with a master’s degree in international journalism (2021). Rhona made her first mosaic in 2010 and has been transfixed ever since. A professional member of the British Association for Modern Mosaic, Rhona was also the editor of its member magazine Grout (2021), which is a voluntary role. It was while doing that, she realised there was an opportunity to create a new mosaic and glass magazine for a wider audience. In Mosaic & Glass, Rhona is creating a magazine she would like to read.

Momtaz Begum-Hossain is a journalist and colour therapist. She developed the modern colour philosophy Hello Hue®; a seven-point manifesto for how to use colour to boost your mood and mental wellbeing, which she discusses in her book Hello Rainbow – Finding Happiness in Colour (2021). Follow Momtaz’s adventures in colour on Instagram @momtazbh. Photo by Anthony Lycett.

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.

Ursula May has a background in environmentalism, wellbeing and the arts. Her writing centres on the intersection between nature, health and creativity, spanning sustainability projects, social justice, musical deep dives and eco-social arts practice. Her writing has been published in Footprint and Inkcap Journal. She’s a keen advocate of ‘arts for all’ and enjoys exploring creative pursuits in her spare time including book and print making, textiles and painting. She spends a lot of time on the fiddle with upbeat folk outfit Ushti Baba.

Helen Miles designs and makes mosaics for interior and exterior spaces. It was after moving to Thessaloniki in 2002, a UNESCO city famous for its concentration of Byzantine churches, that she studied mosaics with master craftsmen and went on to establish her own practice. Helen creates site-specific wall and floor panels and often makes mosaics to commemorate special occasions. Pre-mosaics, Helen worked as a journalist and is currently writing a book about mosaic techniques for White Owl Publications. She is also the editor of Andamento, the journal of the British Association for Modern Mosaic. She teaches weekend workshops from her studio in Edinburgh and leads residential mosaic courses in Greece.

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.