“Ask not what I can do for you; ask what a mosaic can do for your home and your soul.” Ian Laurie, 2022 (with thanks to John F. Kennedy!)
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Hello and welcome to Mosaics from The Ford.
I’m Ian, a mosaic artist working in and around Chandler’s Ford in Eastleigh, Hampshire, England. I create 2&3 dimensional art pieces to add that something special to your home. From small pieces you can hold in your hand to hanging wall art; from urns for your pet’s ashes through to large-scale mosaics that grace walls, floors or patios. All images remain the copyright of Ian Laurie unless otherwise stated.
So how does it work? Well…
- You stand in your garden or room and think: “How can I make this space special?”
- You go online and arrive at this wonderful website https://mosaicsfromtheford.uk/ Congratulations! You are obviously a special and wise person
- Ideas form and so…
- You contact me via email@example.com
- I listen and, if necessary, I will visit you to see where you envisage the mosaic being sited
- I put some ideas together along with a guide price
- We agree a design and a price
- I set to work – most jobs can be prepared in my studio and finished onsite
- I install the mosaic and then…
You get to smile every time you pass your mosaic.
How much does it cost?
Well, it depends on what you want. I have a range of products that can help create a visual impact to suit different budgets. Have a wander through the website. I will be adding ready-made pieces with prices as I go and details of where to buy them, but larger or more complex pieces will require me working out a cost. But feel free to ask me: firstname.lastname@example.org You won’t know unless you ask!
Smaller pieces can be sent via a delivery company for you to place or hang where you like. For larger or fixed artwork, I can install your mosaic to anywhere in a ten or so mile radius of here or by arrangement.
Take a look at this…
‘The Other Shard’. The triptych below shows three sides of a 3D house number design. It sits in a front garden, helpfully informing posties, delivery drivers and passers-by of their location, while simultaneously feeding their artistic souls. How many things in life can do that?
Mosaics can be made for inside or for outside, with different materials used for the placement, but the real joy of any mosaic for me can be found in the way light plays on the individual pieces of tiles – the tesserae. While this effect will depend upon the tesserae used, I love the way that mosaics can change their appearance depending on the time of day or the type of light falling upon them.
Mosaics made for outdoors can resist wind and wuthering, so you can gaze upon them year after year. Outdoor mosaics can also change their appearance in wet weather, as the grout becomes darker, giving a different feel to the artwork.
I often work on more than one piece at a time and so here I’ll be posting updates of my latest works as I go.
‘Headdie Skullion’ has a simple message to the world: live and love! It’s an unfinished message and Headdie is similarly unfinished. In fact, Headdie started off as just a head, but wanted more from death. Work on Headdie’s body continues while the message will never end…
Mosaic art has a fabulous history reaching back many millenia. For an interesting article on its history, have a read of this overview from the British Association for Modern Mosaic. This will take you to a new tab.