Guilloche Mosaic coasters

Mass production of coasters continues in my mini mosaic workshop therefore I present to you another coaster creation.  These coasters have been made with one of my favourite designs, and possibly one of the most recognisably Roman designs, a guillouche … Continue reading

More Mosaics!

Over the last few weeks I’ve been making more mosaic coasters, however unlike my previous equestrian themed pieces, these have more of a classical flavour. These coasters have been designed with Romano-British mosaics in mind, in particular the influence of … Continue reading

The History of Mosaics: Materials for Construction

Throughout history mosaics have been made from a variety of different materials, depending on the location of the project, complexity of the floor and importantly, the wealth of the patron. Limestone and marbles were typically the main stones used in … Continue reading

The History of Mosaics

Mosaics have long been seen as the staple of Roman art, culture, and achievement and have been found in Roman buildings across the empire ranging from Britain to Africa and Spain to Judaea. Their occurrence in the ancient world is … Continue reading

Ancient Art and the Hare Mosaic

A picture can paint a thousand word however when the artist, or even the whole society that made it has disappeared, it can become rather difficult to decipher those words. Iconography, motifs and patterns in art can sometimes look rather … Continue reading