• Contemporary Mosaics for Home & Garden

    Mosaic Maker | Educator

  • About

    Designing, making and education

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    Summer Open Studio

    Shrewsbury creatives are opening up their spaces this Summer and showing the behind the scenes to their work. Over the weekend of the 8-9 June 2024 you will be able to visit my studio as part of the initiative, and I'm looking forward to welcoming old and new visitors.

     

    There will be new work as part of a mini exhibition called 'Tiny Landscapes' inspired by local topography and imagined landscape. My sample table is also back, with archive work and experiments for sale. The studio will be open 10-5 on Saturday 8th and 10-4 on Sunday 9 June at 38c Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1XF.Look for the posters on the doors.

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    Craft matters

    Hand crafted mosaics

     

    My studio is hidden away in a small historic courtyard in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. It is in the stable of what was William Hazeldine's house at the bottom of the Wyle Cop. He was one of the Ironmasters of the Industrial Revolution, so it is an amazing environment to work in with other craft workers.

     

    I design and make contemporary mosaics for the home and garden. Originally I trained as jeweller and silversmith at Birmingham School of Jewellery, and now transferred many of those gem-setting skills to larger mosaic designs. I am attracted to using highly reflective materials and exploring surface patterns, textures and colour.

     

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    Craft Council Profile

    Directory of Makers

    My work is listed in the Craft Council Directory of Makers, and was a landmark moment in developing my craft practice.

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    Designer : Educator

    Mosaic Maker: Educator

    Commissioned work is always very welcome so please use the contact page to make an initial enquiry.

     

    "We commissioned a piece of mosaic work from Lindsey for my mother’s birthday, and the result was outstanding. It included exactly the elements that she had asked for, and she was delighted with it - a unique piece of art that will be treasured."

     

    Review from Michael Corlett, 'Birch Forest' Wall Panel

     

    My mosaics are also on display in my studio (visits by appointment) and currently at VAN Gallery in Shrewsbury, Linden Tree Gallery in Much Wenlock, Willow Gallery in Oswestry, Mostyn Gallery in Llandudno, Fitch and Fellows in Thame, Studio Vault in Settle, Oxenham Gallery in Leominster and Hereford, Room 15 in Oban, VK Gallery in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, Canvas & Clay in Ellesmere and Brightwater Gallery in Alnwick, Northumberland.

     

    My profile is included in the Crafts Council Makers Directory and I am a member of the Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft and the British Association of Modern Mosaic.

     

    I also run mosaic adult workshops for beginners in my studio and multi-media/mosaic school workshops.

  • Mosaics

    Made to commission and studio mosaics.

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    Constellations Exhibition

    Chester Cathedral - April 2022

    British Association of Modern Mosaic threw out the challenge to create a mosaic inspired by Constellations. My clock, inspired by the Horologium constellation, was selected and went on display as part of this UK and International mosaic exhibition at Chester Cathedral. It was quite a moment to see it up on display amongst such brilliant makers.

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    Jubilee Tree

    Community Art Project - May 2022

    It is always lovely to be invited to partner in a really worthwhile project, and Clare from Lovelyland in Shrewsbury had been waiting for us to join up to deliver a fabulous project. We couldn't let the jubilee pass without creating something glorious with the community for their community garden in Castlefields. Paul's Patch is part of a private garden given over for use by local groups in the area and beyond. To create the mosaic we held a day's rolling workshop at the Wildflife Trust and watched over 50 people create a beautiful tree - which has subsequently been included in the prestigious Shrewsbury Art Trail!

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    Mosaic Bird Feeders

    Birthday Present Commission

    What do you create for a bird-loving gardener for a special birthday? Having discovered these terracotta earthenware ovoid shape bird feeders, they were just crying out to be covered in beautiful mosaic. Each of the five feeders are a different colour scheme and quite a challenge to work in 3D, but the clients were thrilled with the result - in fact they say they are too beautiful to hang in the garden!

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    80th Birthday Commission

    Birch Forest

    After discussion with the recipient, the final 30 x 30 cms design was inspired by Klimt's forest paintings in Austria. It incorporated various favoured elements including the snowdrops in the foreground.

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    New Home Commission

    Iridescent Dragonfly Mirror

    This 30 cms diameter mosaic dragonfly mirror was commissioned as a new home gift. The design incorporates more pastel colours than my usual palette but the client was thrilled!

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    Whixall Primary School

    Arts Week 2022

    This was a glorious three-day residency at Whixall Primary School, set in the beautiful remote marshlands and canals of North Shropshire. Everyone from Nursery to Year 6 came to work with me in our pop-up studio. The six panel piece is destined to be installed in the school Quiet Area garden.

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    Opportunity Pre School

    An anniversary

    To mark the 30th anniversary of the pre-school being set up, the school community decided on a mosaic to brighten the front of the building. All the children and their parents and teachers had an opportunity to help create part of the artwork.

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    It's just a Daisy

    Mosaic Gardens

    Latest work in my mosaic floristry has been more about miniature garden, taking the garden stakes I usually make and working to about 10% of their size. The steel rods are really fine and the flowerheads bob as the wires vibrate with any movement.

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    Makers' Showcase

    Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno

    My mosaics have been selected for various showcases events at the prestigious Mostyn Gallery in North Wales

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    Private Commission

    Six Panel Tree Mosaic

    The commission was to create a series of six panels, each a variation of a tree design.

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    Sixteen Hearts

    Wedding Commission

    A romantic commission to create sixteen heart garden stakes for a couple renewing their wedding vows. One for each year of their marriage.

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    Mosaic Pop-Up Garden

    Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

    SMAG approached me to take part in a project linked to the Shrewsbury Food Festival, promoting healthy eating and growing your own food. I worked with museum visitors to create a series of two panels using the highly floral and decorative Coalport ceramic collection for inspiration.

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    The Mosaic Florist

    New Design Direction

    What started as a way of utilising those annoying off-cuts of backing board, the flowerhead series has developed.

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    Battlefield Blooms

    Exhibition January - March 2018

    To mark the centenary commemoration of the end of WW1 and at the Theatre Severn a new production of Poppyfields The Musical, there was be an exhibition of artists' work responding to those themes.

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    Farewell Present Commission

    School Installation

    What to buy a school community on retiring was a question posed by a local primary teacher. She decided on commissioning a bespoke mosaic to be mounted on an exterior wall for the children to enjoy.

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    Flowerhead Commission

    Garden Interventions

    As part of a garden being opened to the public during the National Garden Open Garden Scheme 2018, a client wanted to include some 'garden interventions', just in case flowers were late to bloom! Altogether there were three designs created, anenome, daffodil and peony with three flowerheads of each.

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    London Garden I

    Inspiration

    Series of mosaic roundels 50-30cms in diameter. This commission started with one roundel on the back wall and using a metal lizard water feature as inspiration.

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    Hampton Wick School Newt

    And everybody helped!

    This four by two metre mosaic was designed and made with pupil and staff input. The newt is the school emblem and red was their school colour. Children from Nursery through to Year 2 came to work in the pop-up workshop and were very proud of the finished mosaic.

  • Workshops

    Creative workshops for adults.

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    Marvellous Mosaic Workshops

    One-day introductory mosaic workshop

    If you would like to learn the basics about making mosaics then this is the workshop for you. The workshops are currently being held at English Bridge Workshops in Shrewsbury just two minutes away from my studio.

     

    I wanted to say thank you for a fantastic day.

    You’re willingness to share your expertise to help course participants get the most out of the experience was perfectly balanced… excellent teaching, support and encouragement to experiment and have fun. I am delighted with my dragonfly piece and hope to be able to return again one day. The trip down from Newcastle upon Tyne was so worthwhile.

    Sue Fortune-Duffy (September 2022)

     

    During the one-day workshop you will learn about many of the mosaic materials, adhesives, backing boards and basic cutting technique. There's no need for paper designs as we will work directly with the materials and finish the day with grouting your piece. All materials and tuition are included in the £85 fee. Lunch is not included but feel free to bring your own or visit one of the many local delicious cafes nearby.

     

    To book this creative and relaxing day just send me a note via the contact page to make a booking.

     

    Dates for 2024

    Due to demand for this introductory mosaic workshop, I am now using a larger workshop space with up to 10 places on each of the current workshops planned for 2024.

     

    There is also an additional mosaic workshop available to be held at Willow Gallery in Oswestry on Saturday 21 September 2024. To book directly with Willow Gallery please click here.

     

    Saturday 22 June - NOW FULLY BOOKED

    Friday 6 September - 9 places available

    Friday 1 November - 8 places available

     

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    Primary school art workshops

    Tailor-made to suit your school

    I am a fully qualified and experienced primary teacher. Workshops can be booked for half or full days, several days or as part of your school's arts week celebrations. Workshops focus on children exploring a new artistic skill and often working collaboratively on one piece of artwork. Schools may have a site-specific piece in mind that they would like to display. I also work on mixed media art projects as well as mosaics.

     

    The Mosaic is amazing!! We are all so pleased! The children love it! Thank you for your hard work!

    Art Co-ordinator, Hodnet School

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    Galleries & Exhibitions

    Exhibitions

    Secret Artist Sale, Soden Gallery, Shrewsbury, 19 - 20 August 2023

     

    Open Exhibition, Mrs Jones Gallery, Shrewsbury, 8 July - 5 August 2023

     

    Open Exhibition - Shrewsbury Arts Trail, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, July-August 2023

     

    Belle Vue Arts Festival Exhibition, June 2023

     

    Klimt Trees, Exhibition at Studio Vault, Settle February - mid May 2023

     

    New Beginnings, Exhibition at VK Gallery, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire 30 Jan - 31 March 2023

     

    Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft Bi-Annual Summer Exhibition, Willow Gallery, Oswestry, 2 July - 20 August 2022

     

    Pop-Up Solo Exhibition, Jones' Coffee House, Market Drayton, 1-30 June 2022

     

    Artist Board Exhibition, VAN Gallery, Shrewsbury, 6 April - 1 May 2022

     

    'Spring Delights' Selling Exhibition, Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden, 2-24 April 2022

     

    Constellations 2022, BAMM Exhibition, Chester Cathedral, 21 March - 24 April 2022

     

    Wind & Water, VAN Gallery, Shrewsbury, February-April 2022

     

    Solo Exhibition, Jones' Coffee House, Whitchurch, 1-28 February 2022

     

    Creativity Unlocked, VAN Gallery, Shrewsbury, 6-31 July 2021

     

    Bark & Blooms Exhibition, Ferrers Gallery, Leicestershire, 30 April - 4 July 2021

     

    The Angel Gallery, Broseley Winter Exhibition, 1 November - 20 Dec 2020

     

    Wales &The Borders Makers Exhibition, Mostyn Gallery, Nov - Jan 2020/21

     

    Visual Arts Network, Theatre Severn Shrewsbury, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Sept/Oct 2019

     

    Visual Arts Network, University Centre Shrewsbury, Winter Exhibition, Sept 2019/Apr 2020

     

    Visual Arts Network, VAN Gallery Shrewsbury, Festivals Exhibition, July/August 2019

     

    Belle Vue Arts Festival Annual Exhibition, Mosaic Panel from Opportunity School Project, May/Sept 2019

     

    Visual Arts Network, VAN Gallery Shrewsbury, 30:30 Exhibition, May/June 2019

     

    Willow Gallery, Oswestry, Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft Annual Summer Exhibition, 16 July to 1 September 2019

     

    Showcase In Colour - Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno 2 February to 2 June 2019

     

    Wilfred Owen 100 - Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery Open Exhibition October 2018 to Jan 2019

     

    Winter Open Exhibition - Willow Gallery, Oswestry November 2017 to January 2018

     

    Sponsored Pop-Up Shop by Square - Great Western Arcade, Birmingham, September 2017

    Stockists

    Linden Tree Gallery, Much Wenlock

     

    Mostyn Gallery Shop, Llandudno, Wales

     

    Fitch and Fellows, Thame, Oxfordshire

     

    VAN Gallery, Shrewsbury

     

    Willow Gallery, Oswestry

     

    Studio Vault, Settle, North Yorkshire

     

    Canvas & Clay, Ellesmere, Shropshire

     

    Oxenham Gallery, Hereford

     

    Oxenham Gallery, Leominster

     

    Ferrers Gallery, Ashby de la Zouch

     

    VK Gallery, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

     

    Room 15, Oban, Scotland

     

    Brightwater Gallery, Alnwick, Northumberland

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    Studio 38c Wyle Cop
    Shrewsbury SY1 1XF
    By appointment for commissions and to view work, please send a message to contact the studio
    07768 132 280