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

Mad for Mosaics? My latest creation.

Once more into the breach my friends, once more!  Yes that’s right it has been full steam ahead in the workshop this week and so I present to you another mosaic creation. This design strives to blend native British style … Continue reading

Back to the Workshop: Making another mosaic

Obsession or Passion, there’s a fine line which and can sometimes be hard to define; either way I am ‘passionate’ about mosaics and am embarking on another design. As you can see I have only drawn the net insofar. This … Continue reading