Five Fabulous Mosaic Artists

I’ve been blessed by the Instagram algorithm many times throughout my tenure as a Tile Addict, and on a number of those occasions I’ve stumbled into an incredible world of mosaics. If you’re a mosaic fan, these five artists are definitely ones to know. 1) Anne Marie Price Captivating creatures and portraits full of personality make up a large portion of Anne Marie Price’s mosaics. … Continue reading Five Fabulous Mosaic Artists

The Thornwood Mosaics

Nestled amongst the nooks and crannies of the stone walls of Thornwood, Glasgow you might find a mini bowl in kaleidoscopic colour. Branching off from an artwork titled Empty 1, South African-born artist Wilma van der Meyden‘s series of twelve mosaic bowls represent a manifold reaction to vacant and unsalvageable buildings and a divided ‘broken’ world, with the bowl motif deeply inspired by the global … Continue reading The Thornwood Mosaics

Medicinal Mandalas

Marvellous mandala mosaics are the hallmark of today’s artist Sarah Try. Creating with purpose, Try’s mandalas are produced as a spell, and crafted piece by piece with healing intentions. Try’s journey into mosaics began as part of her initiation as a Medicine Woman. Tasked with creating a medicine shield to represent her 13 month journey through the 13 Divine Feminine Principles, the medium selected for … Continue reading Medicinal Mandalas

A bit about Angus

Today it’s all about another vigilante ceramic street artist. Bristol-based self-taught Angus has been sharing his work with the world since 2015. His street mosaics are largely video-game inspired with iconic characters such as Luigi, Zelda, and Sonic featuring. Other cultural references to Family Guy, The Simpsons, and The Smurfs pop up as both painting and mosaics with a few more political pieces mixed in. … Continue reading A bit about Angus

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

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Metal Mosaic Master

Used, discarded, and forgotton metal scraps find a new home and bright future with Matt Small. Though predominantly a painter, London-based Small has always sought to make use of ‘waste’ items in his work, utilising old car bonnets and wood in place of traditional canvases. Continuing this theme through to a different medium, rusted, worn, and misshapen bits of metal are shaped and sliced to … Continue reading Metal Mosaic Master

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AMP Art

Wisconsin born Anne Marie Price began life as a mosaic artist in the basement of her home. In between working and raising children she honed her skills with the help of online artists and by 2011 she’d moved to California and began full-time work as an artist. In September of 2014 she was awarded the 2014 Robin Brett Scholarship from the Society of American Mosaic … Continue reading AMP Art

Sager Bird

The Forager Mosaicist

A long-term mosaic art installation, mapscapes, and rockworks are just three of Sager Mosaics‘ gifts to the creative world. Located in Whitsett, Pennsylvania the studio of The Forager Mosaicist, otherwise known as Rachel Sager, acts as both a respite for travellers on the trail and a place to create immeasurable beauty. Amongst these creations is the impressive Ruins Project. Born amidst the ruins of a … Continue reading The Forager Mosaicist

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The Porcupine Creative

With a bit of wood and a lot of love, the Porcupine Creative have produced a portfolio packed with marvellous mosaics. Grained, painted, and angled, this simple style has a special sort of soul. With each piece crafted in the downtime of the company’s three contributors – Emma, Jason, and Becks – it’s a combination of talents and specialisation that ensures a steady stream of … Continue reading The Porcupine Creative

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Welcome to the colourful world of Julie Edmunds

Wielding the power of colour and taking mosaic mastery to dizzying heights is today’s featured artist – Hertfordshire-based Julie Edmunds. Beginning in textiles and moving across mediums into chalk, and finally into glass, Edmunds’s art has always made colour front and centre. Her mosaic work varies texture and tone, mixing media and shapes to produce sublimely beautiful murals and masterpieces. Some artworks even feature specially … Continue reading Welcome to the colourful world of Julie Edmunds

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

Five Magnificent Mosaic Artists

There is so much talent floating about in the world of mosaics. Exploring the many styles, materials, and masterpieces thought up by this niche of creative minds is one of our greatest joys so we’ve collected just a few for the first in a series of magnificent mosaic artists. 1. Menel Hüzmeli It’s the 3D nature of Hüzmeli’s tiles that sets them apart from many … Continue reading Five Magnificent Mosaic Artists

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. The most common shape throughout his artworks is the triangle, chosen and placed specifically to demonstrate “the proportions and patterns of … 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

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