Life is a mosaic, and then you dance

Can you spot the bird? 

I spent the weekend (well the days of) here at the home of Deborah Halpern, fabulous sculptor and ceramicist, and leader of our two day workshop on mosaics. I was familiar with some of her work before I knew her name.


This is her (and our) workshop. (the yellow top bin gives you some sense of its size.

Each of us would conceive, plan, build and complete a 60 x 60 cm mosaic piece.

Lunchtimes we had to suffer in this boring, non-stimulating environment. Are you feeling my pain?

There was nothing to look at.

Nah, can’t keep going. As if being deep in the bush wasn’t stimulation enough, the garden and surrounds were full of Deborah’s work.

And did we work? Oh, yes we did. All day and into the night. But we finished! All seven of us. Below are pics of the finished works. Can you guess which is mine?


Oops, forgot to get a post-grout pic of this one, but how gorgeous is it? 

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