Sunday, 31 July 2011

Carly n' Harry

Carly finished her frame on Saturday. Yeah! Harry, her dogfriend, was there to celebrate too. Ferdnando Verhagen, the cat, kept a beady eye on proceedings from his chair on the deck.
(Thanks for the photos Jess)

'Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.'  Colette 

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Flores amarillas

How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun. Vincent Van Gogh

happy yellow flowers.
thanks for the photos of the sunflowers taken outside the studio last saturday jess. 

Monday, 25 July 2011

Pandora's Paver

Thanks for the photos Alison. Pandora looks very pleased with the result. Loved the chicken pics as well.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Tea Ladies

My friends are my estate - Emily Dickinson 

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Mosaic in June

Cool June

These pictures are taken from the June class. There are so  many lovely photos I couldn't choose which ones to post. I have made a random selection and will have to do a seperate post of all the tables finished and assembled. Everyone did such fantastic work.




Some feedback after the course.....thanks everyone!

Gael   "thanks very much again for the course. I'm already thinking about other possibilities - I learnt lots about how the medium behaves, what colours do, how the light behaves on textures and size of pieces, and what is possible...on top of the expert technical guidence and professional tips"

Kate " Thanks for all the wonderful pics and for your patient and kindly teaching methods, and your excellent tea-making abilities!!"

Taz " Thank you so much for looking after us so well.  I can't wait to find a lovely home where I can put the table to use and to show it off.  My birthday cake from you was fabulous....Looking forward to the next mosaic project."

First Mosaic Class in the Gap

First mosaic class in The Gap. Unfortunately our computer crashed after this class and I lost alot of images but I managed to retrieve these few. I need to add a couple of people who were here and are not in these pics.

Mosaic Landscapes

These are some my own mosaics. This was a lovely project for Seesaw Designs. They asked me to design & create mosaics of the Glasshouse mountains to install into a pathway. There was also a carpet snake to do and some mosaics for a display board. These days my own artwork is with clay and fused glass and most of the mosaic work I do now is teaching others how to do it -  which I love. When I was living in Johannesburg a friend and I had a mosaic business for 3 years. We have moisaiced every surface imaginable - including floors,columns,signage,logos,pool edges,fountains, steps..... 

These mosaics were made using cut up glass and clay tiles. Usually I work with ceramics tiles or a mix of materials in a completely different style. This job was a big challenge for me - as I never do landscapes.....and I was thrilled to see I could make a mountain look like a mountain and not a brown lump. The carpet snake was wonderful to do.

Mosaics and children

I have done many workshops with children - from my home studio and as art projects in schools and with other groups.Some of these photos show mums and their children making mosaics together.