I was commissioned to design and make a mosaic celebrating the invention of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee who grew up in East Sheen.
I was delighted and honoured to accept this commission (by local community group Mortlake with East Sheen Society) and started researching what I could include and how to go about making it. Six months later I had finally created a large mosaic panel (measuring 130cm square) consisting almost entirely of individual ceramic pieces, all carefully made, fired and assembled together here at my home studio in East Sheen. It includes words and symbols associated with computers as well as QR codes of the websites which give information about Sir Tim and his work.
My proudest and most exciting moment was actually meeting and talking to this amazing man, who came to unveil my artwork on 24th June 2013, in front of a huge crowd of local people.
For more information and photos of how it was made and the opening event, please visit my Mostly Mosaics Facebook page.
I was asked to make a special multi-media portrait in the style of Devon artist Jane Perkins who has an extensive portfolio of famous paintings and portraits all made in an exciting variety of found objects. My portrait is made up of a large number of buttons, beads, shells, small pebbles, tiny plastic toys, golf tees, sticks, pencils, pen tops and many many more things you'll have to spot for yourself! Together the school and I collected as much as we could for the project and I worked with a few children at the end to make up the background with dried black beans with a few buttons & bits as well.
I have made a number of life size mosaic dogs which I designed as garden or patio sculptures. They are made to order for clients, capturing the character of their pets.
These 3d mosaics are a labour of love and take a long time to build. I initially fashion pieces of chicken wire to capture the dog shape, clad the shape with mod rock then a rubberised solution and fill the cavity with polyurethane foam to make it rigid. Then begins the time-consuming job of covering the entire surface with cut pieces of tile. I like to include fun things like a shiny pebble or pot lid for a nose as well as my own hand made ceramic tiles.
If you are interested in commissioning a dog or other animal please contact me.
A large circular mosaic panel, which is installed in the Pizza Express restaurant in Wimbledon Village. With the restaurant’s close proximity to Wimbledon Common, where the legendary children’s book and television characters ‘The Wombles’ lived, the chosen theme for their new artworks was re-cycling – “making good use of the things that people throw away”. Sue used old tiles, broken crockery and some bottle tops as well as some of her tiny hand made tiles. The letters are made from the restaurant’s old blue floor tiles, which were taken up prior to refurbishment. They were very hard and really difficult to cut by hand but the end result was worth it!
I was commissioned by one of the Headteachers in whose school I had worked to create a panel for the house she was retiring to in North Devon. She named her house "Oyster Catchers" as she loves these birds and hears them every morning as the house is right on the coastline on top of a cliff. I made two small panels in ceramics, one for the front wall of the house by the door and another on the wall near the entrance to the drive.
If you would like a hand made ceramic plaque just contact me.
I enjoy working with clients on mosaic interior design projects. Every client brings their own creativity and ideas which is both stimulating and challenging.
I can design and install floors, splash backs for sinks and basins. kitchen and bathroom tiling and much more.
Contact me to find out more.
I worked with the architect and interior designer on the refurbishment of a restaurant on the South Bank in central London. My brief was to make unusual lavatory signage and lighting, linking to the theme of the river.
I created the letters and boy & girl figures from coastal found objects like driftwood and worn china pieces. For the decoration of the steel chandelier lights I used willow to give a stylish organic look.
Mirrors bring light and depth into a room, reflecting other focal points to enhance the entire design and maximise space. I work with clients to design a mirror for them which will achieve this and more. Here are just a few examples showing different shapes, sizes and styles. Contact me if you would like to discuss what is possible.
These simple bird shape mosaic sculptures look great indoors or out in the garden.
I was commissioned by the wife of a local celebrity to make these tiles for the downstairs cloakroom of their Victorian mansion. She was keen to link the tiles to Richmond Park which is close by. I gathered leaves from the park in the autumn and pressed them into the clay to create the image before glazing and firing.
I enjoy making many other styles including encaustic and relief and love to incorporate my own hand-made tiles in my mosaic artwork.