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Latest mosaic workshop at Howsham Mill

Had a great day meeting a lovely group of ladies at my latest mosaic workshop on Saturday. If you would like to book a place please see dates and further information on my website

Next workshop 3 September 2016 10.00-4.00pm

To book a place contact Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist

07929 884759



Bootham Junior School Mosaic

Here’s my latest floor mosaic created this week with Bootham Junior School in York for their peace garden. 140 children added their tiles from nursery to Year 6. Size 100 x 120cm

If you would like to create a school mosaic contact Sue Kershaw

07929 884759

A Moth for Amy mosaic installed

Visited my ‘Moth for Amy’ yesterday commissioned by the NHS as part of the Amy Johnson Festival in Hull (she flew a Gypsy Moth to Australia and lived in Hull).

The moth is sited at Bransholme South Health Centre, Goodhart Road, Hull HU7 4DW where it will remain until March 2017.

Moth for Amy

Siting of ‘A Moth for Amy’ mosaic

Just found out where my 3d sculptural mosaic moth (sponsored by the NHS) will be located in Hull from 1 July to 31 March 2017 as part of the Amy Johnson Festival.

The moth will be displayed in the window of Bransholme South Health Centre, Goodhart Road, Bransholme , Kingston Upon Hull, HU7 4DW.

Participating artists have been asked to only offer a sneak preview of their moth until the event opens on 1 July.

Here’s some more details about the festival from the organisers:

It is a well-known fact that Amy Johnson flew a De Havilland Gipsy Moth plane on her solo flight to Australia. Inspired by this, we worked with sculptor Saron Waghorn to create a wonderful giant Mother Moth. From here, 60 moth sculptures were hatched for a Moth Trail that will take you on a journey through Hull, the surrounding East Riding area and beyond!

Colourful and vibrant, each sculpture has been lovingly decorated with unique designs by artists from across the globe as well as local community groups. These moths will be found resting on buildings from 1st July onwards.

If you are travelling further afield, look out for our Moths at University of Sheffield, The Science Museum in London, Roundshaw Library in Wallington close to the former Croydon
Aerodrome and on the prom at Herne Bay, North Kent.

A map of where all of the moths are located will be available on our website and in printed form, so that you can plan a fun day out moth-spotting with your family and friends!

So when the 1st July arrives, instead of looking at your feet or your phone as you walk through the city centre, why not look up at the buildings every so often and catch a moth?

For those planning an autumn visit, we are creating a Moth Collector app which will enable you to tick o each moth that you find.

The Moths will be on display from 1 July 2016 right through to 31 March 2017, welcoming in Hull’s year as UK City of Culture.

Moth maps will be available from Tourist Information Centres, libraries, museums, shops and other venues.

Mosaic workshops

mosaic workshop

Mosaic workshop


I am currently offering beginner mosaic workshops at two venues near York, North Yorkshire: in my home studio in Huttons Ambo (£50 per day) and at Howsham Mill, Howsham (£35 per day – subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund).

Add a signature piece to your home or garden by learning how to design and create your own mosaics using the direct method. Select from a large choice of materials and be inspired by the artist’s own mosaics, books and resources. Future projects will also be suggested (including lamps, tables, floors, vases etc).

DATES (Saturday, 10.00-4.00 pm):

25 June 2016 (Howsham Mill) NOW FULLY BOOKED
30 July 2016 (Howsham Mill)
3 September 2016 (Howsham Mill)
8 October 2016 (Huttons Ambo)
5 November 2016 (Huttons Ambo)
3 December 2016 (Huttons Ambo)

Create a mosaic plaque 22 cm x 22 cm (for indoor display including all materials, refreshments, please bring lunch).

Discover the materials and methods of making mosaics using the direct method while creating your own indoor mosaic. I will show examples of materials, explain the five steps of making a mosaic using the direct method and provide examples of my mosaics for illustration. Tips on suitable designs for mosaics and different mosaic styles will be discussed along with future possible projects. Books and resources, including websites, and sources of materials will be provided for reference.

I provide designs which you may use to create your mosaic or alternatively you may wish to bring along your own design to fit a 22 cm square base.


Huttons Ambo artist’s home studio, near York, North Yorkshire is set in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking the stunning Yorkshire Wolds.

Howsham Mill, YO60 7PA – This beautiful 18th Century restored watermill featured on ‘Restoration Village’ and sits along the River Derwent in An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is looked after by the Renewable Energy Trust. Parking is provided by the bridge and the mill is accessed a short walk along the beautiful river bank.

07929 884759

Dishforth Airfield School mosaics

I worked with Dishforth Airfield Primary School, North Yorks this week to create these 22cm mosaic plaques. The children were really excited to be taking some art home and to build on their studies of the Romans, having visited the excellent nearby Roman site of Aldborough, nr Boroughbrige.

If you would like to create a school mosaic contact Sue Kershaw

School mosaic

School mosaic

07929 884759

‘A Moth for Amy’ delivered

'A Moth for Amy' mosaic sneak preview by Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist

‘A Moth for Amy’ mosaic sneak preview by Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist

Delivered my 1.5m ‘Moth for Amy’ on Monday. Here’s a sneak preview of part of the moth. Full moth revealed when the festival begins in Hull on 1 July 2016.

The brief was to make it vibrant and reflective of the era.

If you would like to commission a mosaic contact Sue Kershaw

07929 884759


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