For the past 2 years I have been displaying my mosaic art in the North East Art Collective in Newcastle.
They first opened the doors to their unique gallery in 2010 and now display the work of over 150 of the North Easts most amazing talents. Tardis like, they have 11 display rooms which showcase art in all mediums.
Ships and Poppies
Hidden in the heart of Eldon Garden, a shopping centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, they offer a ‘not on the high street’ presence. They are the essence of Art, Culture and Luxury, but unlike most they don’t pick artists for their names and monetary values but select them based on their talent. Standards are high and quality is even higher.
Over the last few months all the artists have been receiving regular emails from Managing Director John and Front of House Manager Gabby, requesting pictures of all our work, sizes, descriptions, artists profile etc. This is because they were working tirelessly on getting the new website up and ready for the launch which took place on Friday 25th August.
Do have a look at their website – it is a fantastic site, very user friendly and easy to navigate. You can search by artist, price range, medium, style of work. But most importantly, people are now able to buy our artwork on-line! This opens up our potential marketplace literally world wide. Who knows where my mosaics might end up!
October is a great month. Although chilly early morning and evening, the days are usually lovely and bright with a hazy autumnal sunshine. I have seen some spectacular sun rises as I do my early morning walks. The trees are turning beautiful colours and its lovely to be out walking in the crisp air kicking leaves. Its also a great excuse for me to start making lovely autumn casseroles to come home to tuck into after a days activities.
This has been a busy month for me mosaic wise, having started it off with an excellent and inspiring BAMM AGM and Conference. Following on from the workshop I did with Jane Visick, I have been experimenting a lot with glass-on-glass mosaics. This is the one I started at the course with Jane and finished at home. Although I know it is a very basic version of what Jane was trying to teach us, it has given me a good start and has enabled me to grasp the basics of cutting and shaping the glass. It seems to be a very, very messy process and no matter how neat you try to be, you get tiny shards of glass everywhere so I am forever tidying up after myself. The ‘rule’ of never going into my studio barefoot is even more relevant with glass bits hiding everywhere. I really enjoy making these glass pieces, I love the long ‘slashes’ of glass and the dramatic effect they create. I will now need to perfect cutting the smaller pieces and shapes to make up the pictures.
Whilst at the BAMM Conference I got some great news – the new Tower House Gallery in Northumberland has taken 6 pieces of my work to display.
Triptych on Slate
I am absolutely delighted as it is a lovely gallery and the quality of work on display is very high indeed. I will be proud to have my work hanging alongside the other artists. I aim to make them a range of glass-on-glass pieces and I will also be making another new range of tile and glass mosaic on slate, similar to this triptych.
So its going to be a busy autumn for me with 2 new ranges waiting to be made. We also aim to do the last leg of the Capital Ring next week, which will just about be within a year of starting it!
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