Abstract

My more abstract mosaic pieces give me an opportunity to express a different side of my creativity. I use more smalti (traditional Italian glass), with its exquisite hand cut surfaces and variety of colour, alongside glass, slate, agate, driftwood, beads…. whatever takes my fancy.

Typically, the pieces will be set directly into coloured mortar, and not grouted, so that the textures, gaps, and different heights are emphasised.  The work allows me to express myself in ways that aren’t limited by practicalities, or the boundaries of a commission. And to be influenced more by my thoughts, or nature, or whatever is around me.