BBC River City

BBC River City

BBC River City My favourite mosaic commission to date was a commission to create a set of 6 mosaics featuring ships for the BBC Scotland soap drama River City. I first had to create one as a sample before getting the go-ahead. Once this was done and accepted, I had a very tight deadline to producing the other 6. I can honestly say that I think I worked round the clock on them, cut myself several times, and so very glad when finally they were finished! I was invited to view the set…continue reading →
Stained-Glass Hearts

Stained-Glass Hearts

Stained-Glass Hearts These stained-glass hearts are cheap and easy to make, and are a great way of using up scrap pieces of stained-glass. I made these Hearts for Christmas gifts, they make a nice stocking-filler  and look great hanging at a window. Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of glass to form a heart shape. Smooth off edges. Step 2: Wrap shapes with copper foil. Smooth foil around the glass. Step 3: Make a hoop with wire and place between the 2 pieces of glass. Step 4: Brush pieces with flux, then coat with…continue reading →
Mosaics

Mosaics

Mosaics I spent a whole summer making my first mosaic, I was hooked! I began looking for ‘found objects’, collecting little bits of glass found on the beach, enamelled pieces, crystals, experimenting to see what worked. It was thoroughly enjoyable, intensive, compulsive, obsessive..I would keep just adding another little piece, watching the space slowly fill..in some ways they remind me of the jigsaws I used to enjoy doing as a child, the fascination of watching an image form, a drive towards completion. Mosaics Gallery A good site for mosaics: Joy of Shardscontinue reading →