Working in my dry-stone lined bothy in the garden, with views over the hills, I am frequently inspired by this landscape which is reflected in my mosaics. Flowers in abundance feature in the majority of my exhibition pieces, as well as in private commissions. While m
In producing my mosaics, I aim to be true to myself and my interest in recycling and sustainability by incorporating m
Recycled materials stimulate m
Working with mosaics is an evolving process for me, as I explore working with new materials and themes. I never stay static for long!
A short film about me and my work:
or see it on Youtube here
I am a professional member of BAMM (British Association for Modern Mosaic)
British Association of Modern Mosaics
I have an Etsy shop, selling the smaller items and a selection of cards and notebooks, using images from my mosaics. You can visit it here: www.etsy.com/shop/recyclememosaics
My Facebook page also includes inspirations, random comments, and some work in progress. Visit it here: www.facebook.com/recycle.me.mosaics
To get a slightly alternative view of what I am about, below are some questions (edited version) asked of me for a blog post by CraftyLou - to see the full blog, visit Lou's page here
Explain your creative process. What journey do you take from idea to final product?
I am a passionate recycler, and love the use of mixed materials in creating a mosaic, and feel that it is an important part of my work to illustrate the reuse of materials. It is often the receipt of a broken plate or cup that stimulates a new thought process and resulting mosaic; the colour or the texture of the item have a part to play. In terms of subjects, I love flowers and gardens, so many of my pieces are floral representations… though occasionally other ideas do pop into my head at times. I do have scrapbooks and mosaic books, but have recently started storing images on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/katycrieff/) categorised by plants, birds, hearts etc). I don't really use sketchbooks, as i am not so good at drawing. Mosaic is more about blocks of colour and rhythm of the pieces, more akin to appliqué than painting.