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