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Garden Mosaic Commission – Swallows

‘But what if I fall?’
‘Oh! But what if you fly?’

80cm x 80cm
Iridescent glass, vitreous glass and French porcelain

It was great fun to create this mosaic featuring one of my favourite birds; the arrival of the swallows can’t help but fill you with joy and hope.

Commissions come about in many ways, in this case the client provided the text and, following discussion, I created the imagery and mosaic.

The mosaic will be displayed in a private garden.

If you would like to commission a mosaic contact Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist

07929 884759

sue.kershaw@hotmail.co.uk

www.mosaicart.org.uk

Garden mosaic commission by Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist
Garden mosaic commission by Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist

Mosaic birdbaths workshop

Well the day began with herding escaped sheep around the village but our mosaic workshop ended superbly with these fantastic mosaics. The photos don’t really do them justice but these beautiful birdbaths were created in just one day (awaiting grouting) alongside a water fountain (in the making) and garden plaques and indoor mosaics. A fantastic day.

If you would like to book a mosaic workshop with me at Huttons Ambo near Malton, North Yorkshire the following dates are available

1 October 2022

5 November 2022

3 December 2022

28 January 2023

25 February 2023

25 March 2023

29 April 2023

20 May 2023

17 June 2023

22 July 2023

19 August 2023

2 September 2023

7 October 2023

4 November 2023

2 December 2023

Price £75.

To book a place contact Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist

07929 884759

sue.kershaw@hotmail.co.uk

www.mosaicart.org.uk

Mosaic commissions: Church and Roman Villa

It’s been a really exciting and busy month with a number of projects coming to a completion and continuing.

My mosaic commission for St Coleman’s RC Church in Gort, Ireland is now completed.

My Beadlam Roman Villa mosaic commission funded by North Yorkshire Moors National Park in collaboration with English Heritage (EH) continues. Two mosaic panels recreating the original mosaic found near Helmsley (now in storage with EH) are completed.

Two local schools: Ryedale Secondary and Nawton Primary participated over two weeks to create panels which will be displayed in their buildings.

To commission a mosaic contact: Sue Kershaw

www.mosaicart.org.uk

07929 884759

sue.kershaw@hotmail.co.uk

Nawton Primary School recreating Beadlam Roman Mosaic with Sue Kershaw funded by NYMNP

Ryedale School recreating Beadlam Roman Mosaic with Sue Kershaw funded by NYMNP
Sue Kershaw at Ryedale Show demonstrating recreating the Beadlam Roman Villa mosaic near Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Mosaic Workshops and Craft Demonstrations

Just a few of the jazzy garden mosaics made at my workshop on Saturday at Rural Arts in Thirsk. North Yorkshire.

I have lots of mosaic workshop dates and venues to choose from see https://www.mosaicart.org.uk/mosaic-workshops.html

I was so happy to be positioned in the beautiful textile room for my mosaic demonstration at National Trust Fountains Abbey, Swanley Grange yesterday.

There was a fascinating display of skills including willow weaving, pottery, textiles, coracles, smithying, weaving, stained glass, jewellery, leatherwork and wood turning to name but a few!

Behind the stand there is a selection of beautiful hand-dyed wool using plants collected on-site and in local gardens.

Sue Kershaw

Mosaic Artist

07929 884759

www.mosaicart.org.uk

Mosaic commission blessed by Bishop of Leeds

Such a special occasion having our mosaic blessed by Rt Revd Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds 21 May 2022.

I felt really honoured to be commissioned by St Aelred of Rievaulx Catholic Church in Harrogate, North Yorkshire to create this mosaic remembering those lost during the pandemic, and throughout our lives.

I created the mosaic to brief in my home studio and the congregation added the border tiles. The initials of family and friends no longer with us were added to the back of the tiles to be forever incorporated in this fitting memorial image of Mary comforting Jesus.

The NHS is represented in the rainbow in the robes. The mosaic will be installed inside the church above the entrance and opposite the altar.

The concept, fundraising effort and fruition of this commission is all down to one very special lady who acted so kindly on the behalf of many. Thank you so much.

If you would like to commission a mosaic please contact Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist

07929 884759

sue.kershaw@hotmail.co.uk

www.mosaicart.org.uk

www.christianart.org.uk

Mosaic workshop with Hearts & Crafts Project

A lovely day yesterday providing outreach community mosaic workshops to relieve social isolation in Topcliffe in the morning and Husthwaite in the afternoon with older people (on behalf of Rural Arts Charity, Thirsk.)

I am always blown away and inspired to see what participants create in a 2 hour workshop!

If you would like to book a mosaic workshop contact Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist

07929 884759

sue.kershaw@hotmail.co.uk

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St Aelred of Rievaulx Catholic Church mosaic commission

I felt really honoured to be commissioned by St Aelred of Rievaulx Catholic Church in Harrogate, North Yorkshire to create this mosaic remembering those lost during the pandemic, and throughout our lives.

I created the mosaic to brief in my home studio and yesterday with the congregation we added the border tiles. The initials of family and friends no longer with us were added to the back of the tiles to be forever incorporated in this fitting memorial image of Mary comforting Jesus.

The NHS is represented in the rainbow in the robes. The mosaic will be installed inside the church above the entrance and opposite the altar.

The concept, fundraising effort and fruition of this commission is all down to one very special lady who acted so kindly on the behalf of many. Thank you so much.

Sue Kershaw
Mosaic Artist

sue.kershaw@hotmail.co.uk
07929 884759

www.mosaicart.org.uk

Mosaic workshops with Sue Kershaw in North Yorkshire

Fantastic day creating mosaics with these lovely ladies in my home village of Huttons Ambo near York, North Yorkshire. Priced at £75 including all materials. Future dates are:

30 April 2022
21 May 2022
18 June 2022
23 July 2022
20 August 2022
3 September 2022
1 October 2022
5 November 2022
3 December 2022

To book a place contact Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist

07929 884759

sue.kershaw@hotmail.co.uk

www.mosaicart.org.uk

A beautiful kingfisher mosaic in the making

A cool blue flower mosaic

A roman mosaic being grouted

An amazingly detailed butterfly mosaic

National Trust Fountains Abbey mosaic demo

I am really excited to be invited to join fellow artists demonstrating our skills at National Trust Fountains Abbey (Swanley Grange), North Yorkshire on Sunday 17 July 2022.

Sue Kershaw

Mosaic Artist

www.mosaicart.org.uk

sue.kershaw@hotmail.co.uk

Vintage china mosaic workshops

There were some fantastic vintage china mosaics created by beginners at my mosaic workshop at Rural Arts in Thirsk, North Yorkshire on Saturday.

If you would like to join my mosaic workshops more information can be found

https://www.mosaicart.org.uk/mosaic-workshops.html

Sue Kershaw
Mosaic Artist
www.mosaicart.org.uk
07929 884759
sue.kershaw@hotmail.co.uk