A work in progress 4: A work complete

Grouted and polished, the table is finally complete and is now a working piece of furniture and I must admit, that I am pretty pleased with the final outcome. As I have found many times before the grouting has made … Continue reading

A work in progress 3: Nearly there!

After some more hard work the mosaic is more or less complete now, the last tesserae have been laid, and now it only needs grouting to consolidate it and finish it proper. As the opposite half exhibited a personification 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