Paolozzi’s Underground Genius

The London Underground’s Tottenham Court Road is home to 950sq metres of tantalising tile art. Originally completed in 1986 by Scottish artist and Pop Art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi, the vibrantly colourful mosaics spread across the Northern and Cental line platforms, offering an abstracted view of urban life. Curious curves and passages form references to the cogs and gears of machinery, whilst various facets of the … Continue reading Paolozzi’s Underground Genius

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

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

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. 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

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

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

Havana Fusterlandia mosaic Cuban town Jose Fuster

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

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

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

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

Art Factory

Mosaics are often thought of as something quite ancient, found in the homes and buildings of Romans, Greeks, and many other bygone eras. Or they are something simple found in the bathrooms and kitchens of modern houses. Or they are wonderful creations from artists around the world. But mosaics don’t have to be ancient intricate frescoes, or off the shelf surfaces, and you don’t have … Continue reading Art Factory

Six not-quite-tile creations for Tile Addicts

Sometimes there are projects and creations that are not quite tile but that implement the same sort of methodology – be it with medium used for mosaics or with tile type materials and motifs used in a unique way. We think they belong in the Tile Addict blogosphere so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best to demonstrate why. Continue reading Six not-quite-tile creations for Tile Addicts