Liverpool – so much more than the Beatles.

A walk around the streets of central Liverpool is a true delight for a fan of mosaics. The building boom that created the wide streets and monumental buildings from the 1880s to the early 1900’s was the window when mosaic threshold pieces were at their most fashionable. There were pattern books created so that ownersContinue reading “Liverpool – so much more than the Beatles.”

My mosaic walks have re-started

The walk on the tiles tours have started. Dates are published on @aberdabbadoo Facebook site. Next one is 1st April 4.30pm. Sign up if you are interested in attending. The meeting spot is sent by email a few days beforehand with fuller details. The tour lasts 1.5hrs with a picnic style refreshing drink stop beforeContinue reading “My mosaic walks have re-started”

The Old College Mosaic- a blot on the building – really?

I have been a bit occupied recently researching this amazing mosaic by C. F. A. Voysey. Image: Tegwen Morris A blot on a building: a mosaic by C. F. A. Voysey at Aberystwyth ‘The only blot to spoil the picture being the unfortunate mosaic!’ Professor Ainsworth, 1887 Residents of Aberystwyth, on their daily promenade alongContinue reading “The Old College Mosaic- a blot on the building – really?”

The Aberystwyth Promenade Mosaics – guerilla learning

This long ‘in conversation with makers’ is with Stuart Evans. He reveals the thoughts behind his design and how he managed to obtain funding for these wonderful designed pieces in 2006. These depict the history of Aberystywth in panels; an opportunity for the public to learn about our history – guerilla learning! They were executedContinue reading “The Aberystwyth Promenade Mosaics – guerilla learning”

He called me his girl

A true love story set during World War 2 of the early part of my Mum’s life in Ceredigion. This is being serialised by Ego magazine, for those who want to hear more, I have made a 45 minute audio recording in five parts of the story from letters by airman Fred Lloyd. This isContinue reading “He called me his girl”

A pop-up garden gallery – June 2021

Last Sunday I held the garden gallery event to showcase new work. I was intensely working on my chimney pot project in full sun. The skills was new to me…different glue, vertical surfaces and multi-tasking talking with the public. You could view from the pavement and all very safe. I’m not a mad fan ofContinue reading “A pop-up garden gallery – June 2021”

Whales from Wales

A little diversion from mosaics in this post. This idea of a whale shark salt cellar has been ruminating for about 7 years. I had to purchase extra clay to finish my big batch of moaning mermaids and I had some clay left over – I pounced on the chance to get the salt cellar made.Continue reading “Whales from Wales”