community arts

I love creating work for community spaces. Accessible art is so important. Whether it be  challenging, celebratory or decorative it can add a new dimension and focus where it is situated. I have worked with schools,

adult groups and college groups. If you would like to discuss ideas for a communal mosaic workshop then please do get in touch.

Below you will see some of the mosaics produced by some fab groups. 

To see examples of other art projects please go to - 

 

Clive CofE Primary School Whole School Mosaic Project

The school decided what they wanted in the mosaic, to reflect their ethos and values. I  produced  a scale design for the school based on their requirements and ideas. This was then copied on to a full size MDF panel and together with Jean Mills we worked with the children to complete the mosaic. The whole school took part. This was a very small school so everyone from Nursery through to Year 6 had a chance to lay some of the mosaic. I provided the school with extension ideas for the teachers to work on in the classroom. This was part of the school's art week which involved them looking at Spain and the work of Gaudi. I took the mosaic panel back to the studio to finish off and grout, returning to the school to install in their foyer.

Clive Mosaic Design
Clive Mosaic Design

original Design incorporating Clive Church, the school tree, a cross, a dove, the schoo moto and wording

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Clive School Final Design
Clive School Final Design

same design with some alterations requested by the school.

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Clive Church
Clive Church

close up showing work in progress

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Mosaic In Progress
Mosaic In Progress

the mosaic is half complete.

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Finished!
Finished!

the mosaic is complete - before grouting.

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Mosaic Installed
Mosaic Installed

the mosaic is installed on the wall in the school foyer.

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Oxon CofE Primary School Mosaic Project

As part of their Arts Week Oxon CE Primary School wanted the children to create a mosaic to stand in the reflective area of the playground. The school came up with the ideas for the design which I transferred to a scaled drawing to lay under the mesh for the mosaic to be stuck on to. 6 children from each class worked on the mosaic over 2 days. 

Oxon School Ready to Begin
Oxon School Ready to Begin

materials ready

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Beginning to Lay the Tiles
Beginning to Lay the Tiles

working on mesh laid over the design

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Continued
Continued
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Oxon School Starting Installation
Oxon School Starting Installation

installed in sections

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Mosaic Ready to Grout
Mosaic Ready to Grout
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Oxon School Mosaic Finished
Oxon School Mosaic Finished

ready for it's frame

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Telford Town Park Community Mosaic

Telford & Wrekin Council commissioned a 22 metre mosaic for a wall in the Town Park. Jean and I worked with various community and school groups on the individual leaves and flowers which groups then assebled onto 1 metre panels. I created the design of leaves being blown around on a breeze to compliment the line of trees that can be seen when facing the wall. The panels had to be designed so that each one flowed into the next. People were encouraged to be as creative and colourful as they wished with their leaf designs, these are held together by the blues of the background. 

With help from the team at Telford & Wrekin it was finally installed and unveiled in November 2017.

The Wall
The Wall
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Design for Town Park Mosaic
Design for Town Park Mosaic
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Making Leaves
Making Leaves
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Working on a Panel
Working on a Panel
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Panel in Progress
Panel in Progress
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A Finished Panel
A Finished Panel
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The Last Piece!
The Last Piece!
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22 Panels Ready for Installation
22 Panels Ready for Installation
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The First Panels Are Up!
The First Panels Are Up!
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More Go Up
More Go Up
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Covering with Tarps
Covering with Tarps
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And Now for the Grouting
And Now for the Grouting
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And Cleaning
And Cleaning
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Enjoying a Sunny Break
Enjoying a Sunny Break
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Finished !!
Finished !!
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Class 3 Wilfred Owen School Roman Mosaic

I spent 3 days working with the children of Long Mynd Class at Wilfred Owen School in Shrewsbury. They wanted to produce a Roman style mosaic as part of their studies into the Ancient Romans. They had visited Shrewsbury Mosaic and Art Gallery, taken part in workshops and learnt about working as museum curators. They decided that they would like to create a mosaic based on a fragment of mosaic floor that they have at the museum. I produced the design and went into school with the design ready on the board. They worked in a very focused way  over the 3 days and created this beautiful 1m square mosaic using unglazed ceramic tiles. I took it back to the studio to grout.  The mosaic is on display in the Roman Gallery in the museum.