MifaMosa

We have another Invader-esque street artist to share today. From Orléans, vigilante mosaic creator MifaMosa developed both his style and subject manner to brighten and enliven the daily life of his grandmother who was unwell. Seeking to remain anonymous, his name also honours the inspiration behind his art, combining Mifa (family) and Mosa (mosaic). Although started in Orléans, MifaMosa has also hit Paris, Avignon, Lyon, … Continue reading MifaMosa

The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Tiling and mosaic traditions from around the world are truly fascinating to see. But despite being an extremely durable artform, sometimes they don’t last. In Ukraine there is currently a war between artists, home owners, and locals about the numerous Soviet-Era mosaics. On public buildings throughout Ukraine there are large, impressive murals, a huge number of which were created in the 1960s. Although some depict … Continue reading The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Ememem

We have a new street artist to share! Despite sharing their incredible artistic gift with the world since 2016, we have only recently come to know the name Ememem. Starting on the streets of Lyon five years ago, this mysterious creator does what many wish they could do – fills in cracks on pavements and roads. Unlike famed predecessor Jim Bachor, Ememem focuses more on … Continue reading Ememem

Qemamu Mosaics

For almost 20 years Dionne Ible has been honing her craft as a mosaic artist. What began as a simple hobby to creatively punctuate her work as a Legal Secretary is now Qemamu Mosaics, a company of creativity. Ible’s keen eye for detail and impeccable sense of style is translated throughout her many artworks with colour, tone, shape, and subject all carefully considered. Though based … Continue reading Qemamu Mosaics

The Tileworks of Bucks County

Since the 80s Katia McGuirk from Maryland has been a dedicated ceramicist and fellow self-titled tilenut. Now with the Tileworks of Bucks County in Pennsylvania McGuirk is able to share her decades of knowledge, skill, and teaching experience to continue and advance “the mission of the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works”. The Moravian Pottery & Tile Works was designed and created by Arts and Crafts … Continue reading The Tileworks of Bucks County

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Inspired by the 1943 book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, City Tree is a new mural, standing tall at the new District 19 S.T.E.M. Academies on Atlantic Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. Based in New York City, painter Adam Cvijanovic won the competition held to find an artist for the project. His design, a 12 by 12ft mural reflects the … Continue reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Trading Post Trivets

Established in 1916 by brothers Hubert and C.D. Richardson, Cameron Trading Post came shortly after the erection of a bridge over the Little Colorado River in 1911. Originally frequented by Navajo & Hopi locals to trade goods, improvements in infrastructure, Cameron Trading Post’s proximity to the Grand Canyon and other local wonders, as well as the company’s tradition of hospitality made it popular with travelers. Continue reading Trading Post Trivets

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Five places where mosaics reign supreme

The magic of mosaics is that they can go anywhere; over bends and cracks, across walls and floors, covering statues, furniture, doors, and more. It’s no wonder that mosaics are often the material of choice when creating a fully immersive space that is head-to-toe-decor, and the sheer variety and demonstration of artistry is why we have selected a few places that have taken full advantage … Continue reading Five places where mosaics reign supreme

Plihofer’s Past Projection

The fine line between tile and art is danced across once again by a creator inspired by the historical and the timeless – Eric Pilhofer. Throughout human history, depth of meaning and the transference of ideas and ideals has been found in art of all forms. For Pilhofer, it is this ancient tradition – rich with symbolism and spirituality – that shapes and guides his … Continue reading Plihofer’s Past Projection

Shatters’ Street Art

A reasonably difficult artist to find any information about, Shatters is new on our radar. Despite having been creating awesome bits of street art for at least six years, his work is mostly installed in his local area of Montmartre, Paris. Taking his name from the medium with which he creates – broken fragments of glass and mirrors – Shatters pieces together found specks and … Continue reading Shatters’ Street Art

Mosaic meets Myth, Math & Magic

Demonstrating the versatility and expression that mosaic affords, US-based artist Benjamin Lowder takes reclaimed wood and metal and transforms them into unique mosaic artworks. Making use of the colour, shapes, and wear from metal signage, Lowder creates intricate patterns, beautifully combined with cut wood. Continue reading Mosaic meets Myth, Math & Magic

Big and Small Mosaics

We’re always in the market for discovering artists that are also tile enthusiasts, and a little look at the ‘Art and Artists‘ section of ‘Weird & Wonderful‘ in the menu above will take you to a huge list of incredible creatives. Today we are adding to that list, sharing the work of Liverpudlian David O’Brien, a mosaic artist now based in Lancashire. Over 25 years … Continue reading Big and Small Mosaics

Reef Revival

Just under two years ago we covered the innovative living sea wall made in a collaboration between Reef Design Lab, SIMS (Sydney Institute of Marine Science), the North Sydney Council, and Volvo where fifty hexagonal tiles were placed in an effort to help overcome the habitat loss caused by the removal of mangrove swamps along the coast. Now a similar approach is being taken to … Continue reading Reef Revival

Mosaics make more

We have the fantastic pleasure of saying goodbye to the year with an incredible artist. Working under the moniker of Plain Jane Design, Boulder-based Jane Glotzer is taking mosaic mastery to another level. It’s not your standard floor, path, or plant pot getting the mosaic treatment, instead it’s a whole host of unsual, unloved items from rusty shovels to fiddles. Using wasted materials to both … Continue reading Mosaics make more

Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

It has been a long time coming, but finally we are sharing with you the fantstic Rock Garden by self taught Indian artist Nek Chand. This eighteen-acre sculpture garden in the city of Chandigarh is a fantastically mystical space, started in secret in 1957 and kept hidden for 18 years. It began with a gorge in a forest near Sukhna Lake, an area ideal for … Continue reading Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

Rubik’s Cube Creations

We’re stretching our definition of ’tile’ a little further again today to celebrate a strange and mindbending art – Rubik’s Cube mosaics. The artist we are focusing on is Giovanni Contardi, a young Italian who first learnt to master the cube in 2009, later coming second in the 2011 World Rubik’s Cube Championship. With a repertoire of over 60 national records, nine European records and … Continue reading Rubik’s Cube Creations