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Combining a passion for stained glass and textiles, Handmade by Joolz specialises in intricate glass decorations for the home. Each piece is handmade with love and care.
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Julia Taroni – Handmade by Joolz

Combining a passion for stained glass and textiles, Handmade by Joolz specialises in intricate glass decorations for the home. Each More

I am a part time mosaic artist based in Peterborough. I started making mosaics originally as a form of therapy after a period of ill health. The therapeutic value of mosaic making is immense. However it does involve a lot of staring at colours and shapes trying to decide which ones to use in a piece! I try to make my pieces as colourful as possible, as I like to have artwork in my home that makes me feel happy and peaceful.

The mosaic picture below (from a series of 3 'Meadow' pictures all sold now) capture the sense of colour, light and tranquility that I want to create in my pieces :

[caption id="attachment_4842" align="alignnone" width="533"] Meadow I[/caption]

 

I love nature and animals; these influence my mosaic work hugely and inspire me to create colourful pieces centering around flowers, trees and the sea. I tend to work in quite an abstract way and my pieces are designed to give the sense of something through colour, shapes and textures. I particularly love using quite shiny or iridescent glass tiles as these reflect light beautifully. I often add little things, such as gem stones or little pebbles that I have found on trips to the north Norfolk coast. Such as the Seascape picture below:

[caption id="attachment_4774" align="alignnone" width="533"] Seascape I[/caption]

I also love and find inspiration from Folk Art. The following series of 3 pictures captures the style of North American Folk Art:

[caption id="attachment_4920" align="alignnone" width="400"] Barn Garden[/caption]



Spring Fields.

 

[caption id="attachment_4922" align="alignnone" width="400"] Sail Away[/caption]

I took part in PAOS last year and later had a stall at Peterborough Cathedral's Christmas Market- which I shall be attending again this year.

I sell my work online, through my Etsy shop: ShelaghHopeMosaics.

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/shelaghhopemosaics

and also through the Art In the Heart on line market place:

http://www.artintheheart.co.uk/store/shelagh-hope-mosaic-art

I am very happy to accept commissioned pieces.

I also create lots of smaller items, such as coasters:

[caption id="attachment_4923" align="alignnone" width="533"] Coasters- set of 4 (commissioned in 2017)[/caption]

Small hanging birds, owls, cupcakes and hearts:

[caption id="attachment_4926" align="alignnone" width="300"] Small hanging birds[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4927" align="alignnone" width="300"] Small hanging owls[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4928" align="alignnone" width="300"] Small hanging hearts[/caption]

These all make lovely unique little gifts.

Thank you so much for looking at my bio- there are many more pictures that I could include- but hopefully you can visit me (and Mary Kemp) during the Open Studios to see more..... I look forward to seeing you then and may even make some cupcakes.....

Shelagh Jane Mosaics

I am a part time mosaic artist based in Peterborough. I started making mosaics originally as a form of therapy More

Influenced by the play of light on pattern and colour , I design vibrant glass designs using copperfoil and leadwork construction. Stained glass tuition is available at my Studio.

Gillian Wing

Influenced by the play of light on pattern and colour , I design vibrant glass designs using copperfoil and leadwork More

Glass is a medium that I find has a wide range of colours that can be combined together in many form.

I have continued to develop kiln carving as a interest, and from this added effects within the carved space.  A recently attended course has shown me other avenues to explore.

Brian Withall

Glass is a medium that I find has a wide range of colours that can be combined together in many More

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