Pieces of Masterpieces

Potholes meet some of art’s most iconic images in the most recent series of vigilante mosaicking from Tile Addict favourite Jim Bachor. Master Pieces, both in name and in nature, features fragments from Van Gogh, Warhol, Grant Wood, and Edward Hopper decorating a few lucky patches of tarmac around Chicago Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles was the first recreation, and has been sitting proudly on … Continue reading Pieces of Masterpieces

A Museum for Tile Addicts

Tajimi has a new place for Tile Addicts to get their fix. No stranger to tile-related celebrations, Kasahara Town’s seasonal festivities, ceramic themed park, and countless pottery shops now welcome a museum among their ranks. For hundreds of years Tajimi has held a place as Japan’s leading producer of tiles, with Kasahara Town alone housing more than 100 tile factories in the mid-1900s. Eventually modern … Continue reading A Museum for Tile Addicts

Schaerbeek Pavement Mosaics

Schaerbeek Streets

What started as one artist’s vision for the pavement in front of her home has turned into a community project that brings colour and positivity to the streets of Schaerbeek. Ingrid Schreyers started the trend 15 years ago when she decorated the ground with mosaics and her impressed neighbours followed suit. Since then, the local authorities have embraced the colourful change, creating a system for … Continue reading Schaerbeek Streets

MicroMosaic

The tiny artform you may not have heard of

We’ve covered mosaics aplenty here at Tile Addict, but none were quite as small as this. Micromosaics are a minute form of their more common older sister, often decorating elaborate pieces of jewellery and enjoyed only by those that can get close enough to see them. The earliest, finest, and best surviving examples of historic micromosaics come from the Late Byzantine period (roughly 1300 to … Continue reading The tiny artform you may not have heard of

Sudan Mosaic

The man who wants to mosaic Sudan

Hoping to spread the joyful art of mosaics throughout Sudan is artist and teacher Abou Bakr al-Sherif. Despite being an ancient artform, mosaics haven’t been popular throughout Sudan. This lack of popularity makes sourcing glass tesserae difficult and expensive, so instead Sherif uses what is available (usually ceramics) to create his artworks. To ignite national interest in mosaics, he is decorating public spaces with portraits … Continue reading The man who wants to mosaic Sudan

Gaga for Gila

With so many gifted mosaic artists about it’s extremely difficult to decide who and what to share whilst maintaining a varied stream of tile-related information and avoiding becoming Diary of a Mosaic Addict. But one artist in particular has piqued our interest recently – Gila Rayberg. Trawling through Instagram to satisfy our ever-present hunger for ceramic curiosities we came across Gila Mosaics and were immediately … Continue reading Gaga for Gila

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

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

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

Five artists taking tile to another level

Throughout our years of Tile Addiction, we’ve been lucky enough to see the many ways that the creatives of the world have used tile to produce the most fantastic creations. Many have a cultural root in places where tile has always been of the utmost importance, such as Portugal and Italy, and many have found ways to make un-loved and wasted tiles beautiful again. Each … Continue reading Five artists taking tile to another level

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Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

Ceramic graffiti is a wonderful thing and we love covering it here at Diary of a Tile Addict. But there are still people who don’t know that it exists, or where to find artists and installations. To help remedy this we have compiled a list to share the fantastic work of those spreading the magic of ceramics. Continue reading Six street artists producing ceramic graffiti

Tiled staircases around the globe

We’ve covered a few mosaic marvels in our time – including the incredible Myaamia mural, the Mosaic Tile House, and the phenomenal Fusterlandia in Havana – each demonstrating the beauty of ceramics and the transformative nature of tile. So today we are exploring a niche within this art form, tiled staircases. Continue reading Tiled staircases around the globe