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Highlights from 2015

Best wishes and a huge ‘Thank You‘  to all my ‘Blog Followers‘ for 2016.  I hope the year is healthy, happy, fun and successful for us all.

2015 was another very successful year for me both mosaic-wise and personally.  Here are some of the mosaic highlights:


British Assoc. Mosaic Makers

British Assoc. Mosaic Makers

Uploaded my work onto the BAMM website (British Association for Modern Mosaics) having joined at their AGM the previous October.

Approached to make a large outdoor commission from a client who found me on BAMM website  – a week after I uploaded my work  What timing!

Got my work accepted in the prestigious ‘North East Art Collective Gallery‘ in Newcastle. 12 rooms of art, 150 artists – I am in great company.

Invited to join ‘Wonder Street‘ an invite-only platform where designers and artists showcase and sell their work.


Ivy Mirror

Ivy Mirror

Richmond Open Studios – exhibited in Harris & Hoole Coffee Shop in St. Margarets after meeting the lovely Steph.

Had some Coaching with Monica of Live a Life You Love and re-assessed where I want to go with my mosaics – definatley up a few notches

Left All Original after 2 years 3 months – the last piece I sold in the shop went to Greece

Harris & Hoole invited me to continue displaying my work – a fantastic platform for me in a lovely part of Twickenham


French Cross

French Cross

Was approached to make a ‘French Cross’ commission for a piece that will be going to live in France. The client saw a mosaic commissioned by their neighbours a few years ago

Finished and delivered The Marple Mosaic

Got my special birthday shed that will be used as a studio

Been making mosaics for 8 years

Met Lesley and displayed my work in her new South Street Gallery in Isleworth, West London

The Marple Collection Exhibition at South Street Gallery

My Meadow House Butterfly

My Meadow House Butterfly

Christmas event at Harris & Hoole

With Kitty and her ‘team’ help make 15 mosaic butterflies for Meadow House Hospice in Ealing

450 Facebook Followers


Open Studios 2015

It has been a great experience being part of ARThouse Richmond Open Studio again this year.

Arthouse blue thumbnailThe event was held over the past 2 weekends with over 500 varied artists opening their studios or exhibiting in venues in  the Royal Borough of Richmond. This annual event has been running for 20 years and is extremely well organised by Richmond Arts Service. Well done to Lucy, Carla and all the team and volunteers who co-ordinated it all and provided us  with such great publicity, marketing materials and assistance. I am sure you must be delighted with the great success the event has been.

The demonstration piece

The demonstration piece

I exhibited my mosaic art in Harris + Hoole coffee shop in St. Margarets. Its a fantastic coffee shop and a great venue for my mosaic art. They are extremely friendly, great coffee, yummy cakes and snacks. The lovely Steph (pictured below) and her team looked after me very well on the 2 Sunday’s that I was there demonstrating.

Sue visiting Open Studios

Sue visiting Open Studios

I sold some pieces and got a lot of enquiries about mosaic lessons and commissions from the steady stream of people who came to visit and see my work. Some friends popped by as well so all in all I was kept nice and busy and managed to get a lot done on the mosaic mirror that was my demonstration piece over the 2 weekends.

A huge THANK YOU to all of you that called in to see me. It has been great fun and I would love to be invited back again next year.

Harris + Hoole Coffee Shop, with Steph

Harris + Hoole Coffee Shop, with Steph

A GREAT BONUS: Steph from Harris + Hoole has invited me to exhibit my mosaic art at the coffee shop on a longer term basis and has allocated me 2 areas to display. Brilliant news – thank you Steph.


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COMING SOON: 8 years of mosaicing  – where I’m at now.

My Mosaic Story – June Update

I cannot believe we are now well into June – where has the time gone?? A lot has been going on with Rosanna’s Mosaics this month so here is a quick update:

P1030894New Studio – my new studio/shed is slowly being filled with mosaic wood, adhesives, grouts, gardening tools etc. although there is still room for a couple of chairs and a bottle of wine. Alan has put shelves up and is now getting the electrics sorted out for me.

P1040917Commission – The commission piece is now completed. We will be going to Derbyshire next week to deliver it to its new owners. Once they have seen and approved it, I will get some photos up for you to see it.

Arthouse blue thumbnailARThouse Richmond Open Studios – has a Pop Up Exhibition for the duration of the Open Studios event. I went to the launch on Tuesday evening and saw a lovely range of artwork and met several of my fellow artists. Do go along if you get a chance, the address is 1-3 Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3AB. There are all sorts of activities from now until the end of the festival in July including workshops, networking events and coffee mornings.  For more info visit www.arthouseopenstudios.co.uk 

Harris & Hoole – my work is now on display at Harris + Hoole Coffee Shop near St. Margarets station and will be there for the duration of the Open Studios event. As well as great coffee they serve delish cakes and lunches – do pop in.

Don’t forget I am still REQUESTING  name suggestions for the shed – please let me know your ideas either by pressing the’Leave a Reply’ button below or by emailing me: rosannasmosaics@gmail.com

That is it for now – more details on all the above COMING SOON




Hat-Trick – Open Studios

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The third part of the Hat-Trick was being accepted into this year’s ARThouse Richmond Open Studios event. Held over a 2 weekend period,  this is a great opportunity to meet and talk to a large range of various artists as they display, demonstrate and sell their art at this annual event.

Evening Sunset Mosiac by Rosanna Henderson

My Profile Mosaic for ARThouse

ARThouse Richmond Open Studios 2015 will be the borough’s 20th open studios festival, coordinated by Richmond Arts Service. ARThouse is a celebration of the wealth of creative talent showcasing over 500 local artists who will welcome visitors over the festival weekends in June and July, exhibiting a wonderfully diverse range of artwork including painting and photography; stained glass and woodwork; sculpture and ceramics; to jewellery, bag design, furniture and upholstery……….and mosaics!!

Gone Fishing

‘Gone Fishing’ will be on display

ARThouse venues are spread across all corners of the borough of Richmond, Surrey with exhibitions in homes, studios, cafes, church halls, boathouses and even some of the borough’s most beautiful heritage buildings including Turners House and Garrick’s Temple.

Abstract in Grey by Rosanna Henderson

‘Abstract in Grey’ will be on display

I am delighted to be part of this prestigious event for a 2nd year. My mosaic art will be exhibited at the Harris + Hoole Coffee Shop in St. Margarets. I will be demonstrating on a couple of days so that will be the perfect time to come along, have some delicious Harris + Hoole coffee with a croissant, cake or snack and see how I make my mosaics.

REQUEST: Please spread the word about ARThouse to anyone you know who loves any form of art and would enjoy visiting this festival and meeting the artists.

COMING SOON: Pictures and progress on the commission.