We facilitated 5 mosaic-making sessions with seniors at a long-term care centre. We cut out the templates from plywood and prepared a big selection of materials, and we provided coaching and direction. The actual work was done by the residents, none of whom had done this kind of thing before. I think they did a great job, and it was a great pleasure to watch these folks become engaged with the project. The photo above shows the work created by the seniors.
We recently installed these two male cardinals at a home in Paris Ontario. They’re hanging on a set of wires which are designed for roses and clematis to grow on. As the plants mature, they can grow around the mosaics.
These cardinals are traditional mosaics made with smalti glass tiles.
This large-scale exterior grizzly bear project is about 5 feet all and 4 feet wide. It has recently been installed at a home in Paris Ontario. It lives along the back wall of a house, in a garden area, overlooking a pool. This mosaic was installed in the fall and sits above the ground to accommodate garden growth.
The grizzly is made from a combination of broken crockery, smalti tiles and a few surprises such as the white LEGO pieces on the head. This mosaic is on a sturdy treated plywood ground, installed using a French cleat.
From a distance you can see the bear as a whole, but as you get closer, the detail reveals itself.
This is one of our larger, more complex projects, and it is our second grizzly. In 2013, we did one in a different pose for our own garden. We primarily do custom work. The Paris Bear was designed with the specific site in mind. After making a site visit, we created this bear in our mosaic workshop in Long Branch.
We enjoy doing the larger mosaic work and we’re always happy to discuss possibilities to fit any home or garden.