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 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 Studios – exhibited 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 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.
‘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
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
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.
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
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
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