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Mosaics for Sale

People often ask if they can buy my work and the answer is a resounding YES PLEASE! I do have various outlets and you can always buy direct from me, and of course I do take commissions.

Coasters

Coasters

When I first started to make mosaics all those years ago, I started off with coasters and trivets. They were ideal items to have in a shop – the sort of small, low price item people would buy as a gift or for themselves.  As my work progressed, I moved onto garden pots and small wall hangings, again ideal for a shop so it was great to be in All Original, a local shop specialising in designer/maker items.

Range of mirrors

Range of mirrors

I them started making mirrors and door numbers and once they went into the shop I received lots of requests for commissions. Again, they made perfect gifts and were very personalised for the recipient. After 2 years I decided it was time to leave All Original as I ended up having to make to sell rather than make to develop and progress my skills as a mosaic artist.

9 years on from that first, tentative mosaic and I am still learning and hopefully progressing all the time. I have moved on to making much larger items for both indoor and outdoors. Wall hangings, pictures, glass-on-glass and now I am doing a lot of work on slate. I now work mostly to commission as each piece is very specific to the buyers requirements. I am in 2 Galleries in Northumberland and I would like to find a local Gallery as another outlet to display and sell my work. If you know of anywhere or anyone that you think may appreciate my style of work, please get in touch via my Contact Page.

 

 

 

CAPITAL RING

We now have the 9th stage of the Capital Ring under our walking boots. Starting at our most local point, we started to climb towards north west London. I suppose that the clue was in the description: Horsenden HILL, Sudbury HILL and finally Harrow-on-the………HILL.  Yes, it was one of the highest legs of the walk, also the furthest point, 10 miles from Charing Cross. A great section though and from now on we are into unknown territory.  We are half way now and hope to finish within a year.

Rosanna’s Mosaic CV

I am always being asked ‘how did you get into mosaics – have you exhibited – where can I see your work?’  I recently put my mosaic CV up onto the BAMM website so thought it would be a goo idea to show it here as well.

The finished result

The Marple Mosaic

COMING UP IN OCTOBER: ‘The Marple Collection’ – an exhibition of exciting new work at South Street Gallery

2015 – August: Invited to join the co-operative of artists at the new ‘South Street Gallery’ in Isleworth.

2015 – July: Harris + Hoole Coffee Shop invited me to display my work on a permanent basis.

2015 – June/July:  Richmond Open Studiosexhibited at Harris + Hoole Coffee Shop, St. Margarets.

2015 – March: Got my work into North East Art Collective’ Gallery’ in Northumberland.

2015 – March: 3rd year in ‘All Original’ shop.

2014 – October: Went to their AGM and joined BAMM.

I think my our work here is done. Thank you LOG CABIN for a great opportunity and fantastic experience.

I think my work here is done. Thank you LOG CABIN for a great opportunity and fantastic experience.

2014 – August: Completed The Log Cabin community project.

2014 – June/July: Took part in ARThouse – Richmond Open Studios with photographer Peter Oliver and 4 other artists, based at The Beany Boo Cafe in Whitton.

2014 – March: 2nd year in All Original’ shop.

2014 – January / February: Exhibited at Court Farm Gallery.

Why not make yet another, even bigger mosaic to raffle?? Souldn't take too long!

‘Hollyhocks’ raised £1,250 for the Log Cabin children’s charity.

2013 – December: Made and raffled a large outdoor mosaic, raised £1,250 for The Log Cabin.

2013 – December: Art and Craft Sale at Pitshanger Methodist Hall.

2013 – March: Started selling my work in the new designer/maker shop ‘All Original’ in Ealing.

2012 – December: Art and Craft Sale at Pitshanger Methodist Hall.

2012 – October: Started selling my work in a designer/maker shop in Whitley Bay, Northumberland.

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

2012 – October: Demonstration evenings at Hobbycraft in Greenford.

2012 – August: Started on a voluntary community project, making several large outdoor mosaics for The Log Cabin children’s charity in West London. 90% materials were donated by small local businesses and individuals.

2012 – July: I was invited to demonstrate at the Traditional Crafts Weekend at The Wetlands Centre in Barnes

Paperweight Stones

Paperweight Stones

2011 – December: My friend Sally who introduced me to Osterley and makes beautiful textile work, suggested we organise an Art and Craft  Sale locally at Pitshanger Methodist Hall, inviting local artists we knew to take part.

2011 – July/August: 2nd Exhibition at The Garden Gallery, Osterley House.

Norweigan Moonlight

Norweigan Moonlight

2011 – April: Exhibition at Runnymede Gallery, Old Windsor.

2010 – December: Christmas Craft Fair at Osterley House.

2010 – April / May: First exhibition at The Garden Gallery, Osterley House, a National Trust Property. My friend Sally sent me an application form and I filled it in! I loved the whole experience and was amazed at the amount I sold.

2009 – October: Got a few pieces of my work into local Ealing shops; Stems flower shop and Barbara Tobias dressmaking studio.

2009 –  March: Julia had originally been taught mosaic by her friend Aimee Harman – an amazing mosaic artist who’s website had really inspired me after that first introduction. Julia and I did a weekend course with Aimee in her fantastic studio – a day of fused glass and then a day of mosaic, incorporating our glass pieces.

Large Terracotta Pot

Large Terracotta Pot

2008 – September: Following the Ros Waites course I did the odd mirror and pot but didn’t really have a mosaic focus. During a weekend trip to Bath I stumbled across the Mosaic Shop on Poultney Bridge and it was like stepping into an Aladins Cave! A riot of beautiful mosaics tiles in different materials and wonderful colours. They also had templates so I bought a ‘zebra design’ and that gave me my focus. This was the point where I got ‘hooked’ on mosaics, I was off!

2008 – April: My friend Anne had also got interested in mosaics and she suggested we did a course. Did a beginners weekend course with Ros Waites, where I was taught how to cut and place, learnt aout the different materials, techniques and basics of mosaic.

My First Mosaic

My First Mosaic

 2007 – 29th July:  Met Julia for the first time and she encouraged me to make my first mosaic, a small coaster.

 

 

 

COMING SOON: Rosanna’s Mosaics and Social Media

 

New Improved Mosaic Website

 

As part of my January spring clean I have spent quite a lot of time amending and updating this website. Although I already had a mosaic website, I have decided that this is now going to be my main website and I will be directing all traffic to it via business cards, marketing materials etc.

Originally I wanted to use this website as a showcase for my mosaic photographs with a view to attracting some Galleries who may want to display my work. This is still a key aim. I also liked the idea of ‘Blogging’ and although I am very new to it, I seem to have loads of topics to chat about and people seem to like the Blog so I will continue with this.

Good Morning Sunshine

I am now going to use this site to promote other areas of my mosaic work and services, as well as listing useful mosaic contacts. Have a look at the additional pages I have added and let me know what you think. I’d also like you to let me know what else you would like to hear about – anything mosaic orientated is open for discussion. It is very easy for you to send me a message, just press on the ‘Leave a comment’ button at the bottom of this page. I usually reply quite quickly and I love hearing your views, comments and questions.

NEW TO VIEW

GALLERY: Log Cabin – the pictorial story of the project

GALLERY: Martin Cheek Challenge – pictures as I progress with the challenges

PROJECTS: Log Cabin – the story of the project

PROJECTS: All Original Shop – the shop in Ealing where I display and sell

CONTACT: Interesting Contacts including suppliers, mosaic bloggers

 

REQUEST: Do have a look at my new pages and let me know what you think

COMING SOON: Mosaic Lessons for Beginners