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Shelagh Brady

My Mosaic background:

I am a mosaic artist based in Peterborough. I started making mosaics originally as a form of therapy after a period of ill health, as I found the therapeutic value of mosaic making immense.

After a long period of being unwell, triggered by work-related stress (I was a nurse manager in the NHS), a friend stated that the work had ‘broken me’. This simple statement summed up for me what had become so appealing about making shards of glass into a beautiful piece of art.

As a result, the following quote, which I came across recently, sums up what mosaic means for me personally:
‘Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision. Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the beauty of being brought together.’ (Terri Tempest Williams)

I have struggled throughout my life with depressive thoughts and anxiety and, for this reason, I try to make my mosaics full of vibrant colours and peaceful images to promote harmony and well-being.

Tree in Spring


My Mosaic Etsy shop:

I established my Etsy shop in 2017 and mainly sell my work through this. As a result of this, I now consider mosaicing to be my full-time employment.

Please feel free to click on the link below to have to look at my artwork:

My smaller items sell very well and make lovely unique gift ideas:


My inspiration for mosaics :

I love nature and this influences my mosaic work hugely and inspires me to create colourful pieces centering around flowers, trees and animals.

In a Meadow

Folk Art is a particular interest of mine and I love researching images and ideas and translating them into mosaic. I have made pieces inspired by North American folk art, Indian folk art and, most recently, Native American.

Navajo Changing Woman

PAOS 2021

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I usually exhibit on the coat tails of impressionist artist Mary Kemp. We have decided not to exhibit this year, but I hope that you manage to visit the studios of those artists who are exhibiting.

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Contact name
Shelagh Brady

Exhibition address
Not exhibiting in 2021


Open days

Shop Email

Open other times by appointment

Demonstrations available

Tuition offered

Garden open for visitors

Refreshments served

Commissions accepted


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