'Bits and Pieces'- Glass Mosaic Show
The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) presents ‘Bits and Pieces-Glass Mosaic Show’, an online glass exhibition that showcases the glass work of Glass Mosaic Artists. This glittering and shimmering display of work using glass mosaic reveals the passion and meticulous detail that these artists demonstrate.
46 artists from 16 different countries have been selected for the show, who investigate ways of working with glass to explore new ways of covering objects, walls and more with pieces of glass.
Artists originate from the following countries: Nambia, Mexico, South Africa, Israel, Singapore, Bulgaria, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland and UK.
This was an Open show, both CGS members and non-members were able to enter work. Selections were made in conjunction with invited curator Martin Cheek, a glass mosaic specialist.
Martin Cheek has been making mosaics for over 30 years and is author of six best-selling books on mosaics. When his first book ‘Mosaics in a Weekend’ came out in 1994, most members of the general public had not thought that they could make their own mosaics. Many people have since told him that this was the book that got them started making mosaics. Fused glass elements are now the main feature of his mosaics. He prefers to make his subjects out of fused glass and only the background is ‘mosaiced’ in the traditional way. Because of this he claims to have invented a new medium, namely: ‘Fused Glass Mosaics’ . His sixth book is called ‘Fused Glass Mosaics’ and contains examples of his mosaics from over the last thirty years.
This CGS exhibition was launched on 13th March 2015
We would like to extend a huge thank you to Martin for helping us curate this extraordinary show.
This mosaic was made as part of a project working with people suffering with dementia.
I traveled round to 4 different residential homes one day a week for 4 weeks.
The residents learned how to paint on glass as well as using mosaic nippers glass cutters and how to grout.
This was one of 4 panels depicting the different seasons.
First shown at the Art Space in the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan in 2014.
Height: 9.5 inches (24 cm)
Floating glass mosaic sphere. I use scrap stained glass where possible which I buy from leaded glass artists, plus new glass. This is mosaiced onto a polystyrene ball which can be displayed on water or land.
Stained Glass Mosaic Table Opus Sectile Style
Materials: Mosaic Light sculpture 51x56 cm - LED internal strip light, Recycled kiln fused wine bottles, s
ea glass and neon tubing, Tempered glass (my oven door) hand made beads and green house glass,
recycled wood substrate. 99% recycled materials.
I am interested in crossing barriers between materials, concepts and manipulating the effects of
light through glass. I have been engineering and developing interactive 'Mosaic Illuminations' combining
fused glass, hand made tiles, recycled textured inclusions and inlays under glass. Neon glass, LED and
Electroluminescent wire, also Harnessing solar power for some of the projects, inspired by Bioluminescent organisms.
details: 48cm x 48cm
stained glass, mirror, dichroic glass, unglazed ceramic tile
glass mosaic/ gold leaf/ over grp
Dimensions 1.5 diameter X 250 mm depth.
Guy Portelli PVPRBA FRBS
Born South Africa , resident UK
1274 Thalen Drive
Lynden, WA 98264
14.5" x 14.5"
stained glass and glass tile on panel
Philadelphia, PA. USA
Description & Materials: Wood base covered with fused glass, smooth & ripple sheet glass, vintage beads, torch work beads and flowers by Heather Trimlett.
Country: San Diego, CA, USA
This piece is made completely from stained glass. The background is a complete sheet of glass. The butterfly, leaves and bubbles are glued to the background.
Size 31 x 38 cm
Contact: Bernsauelerberg 39, 53804 Much
Tel. 0049 2245 9119911
Stained glass, tempered glass, various jewel bits, jade raw stone, and glass half marbles.
Origin: Toronto, Canada
The piece was created with hand-cut stained glass sheets using a dry glass-cutter.
The substrate is a 20"ceramic tile. The pieces are adhered with Acrylpro adhesive,
grouted with Polyblend snow white sanded grout, and sealed with 511 Penetrator and Sealer.
Country: Robertsdale, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
A 16 x16 glass on glass mosaic. The materials for this piece are predominantly
reclaimed and upcycled cast offs. The substrate is reclaimed local greenhouse
glass. The stained glass was saved from the trash of a local stained glass supply
and school. The image itself is a play on the traditional headshot portraiture of
horses. It reflects the strong-willed nature of the pony, with his defiant eyes
and irritated ear. This feeling is echoed in the strong blue sky. Rather than
the traditional and soft clouds, the strength and lines almost rumble with the
horse's personality and youth.
Country: Ontario Canada
Wall hanging mosaic, 30 x 30 cm. Smalti on hand formed substrate
Part of a series looking at memory and representation. The copper
butterfly is an endangered species in my area of Australia. I have made
and unfolded an origami model of the butterfly and used that as my starting
point. Soon the creature may only exist in memory.
Porcelain, fused glass, vitreous glass, metal buttons and other found objects all assembled on 40x60 cm plywood.
Materials- Dalle de verre and smalti within a recycled wood chassis.
Size- 50cm by 35cm
Stained glass pieces and marbles on toughened glass strips, grout, lead came, oak bar,
The design is about the different routes you can take on a journey and the
decision points along the way. At the top of each strip the journeys
become a single path which, if you followed them upwards all converge on a
single point. A reflection that sometimes life is more about the journey
rather than the destination and that there are many ways to achieve what
you want in life. The 'decision points' are represented by marbles and
each strip hangs independently so that they move backwards and forwards in
A garden Glass on Glass 2-D Mosaic Sculpture on metal stem.
Tiny strips of rippled mirrored glass and clear rippled iridescent make up the base of the feather.
20" x 14" ~ Stained glass, ceramic, gold mirror, millefiori, original fused glass portrait & a paintbrush on handbuild substrate.
Portrait of artist Maureen Nathan at her easel. Modeled after a 17th century painter's self portrait.
Country: Florida USA
Made with stained glass and wood
Country: Pasadena, CA, USA.
18” x 24” all handout stained glass with dichroic glass for eyes
Country: Orlando, USA
Filato and glass mosaic over a painted multi surface substraight with
additions of smalti, Robinia bark and a turkey wishbone.
48.26cm x 21.59cm x 6.35
19in x 8.5in x 2.5in
Country: Flint Hill, Virginia, US
Mosaic with Stained Glass, Tumbled Safety Glass, Smalti, Marble, Rocks and Minerals, Glass Beads, Silver Chain and Brass
Country: Kansas City, Missouri 64108 USA
Materials - Stained Glass Mosaic
Size - 32" x 43" / 81cm x 109cm
Country: Michigan, USA
Inspiration came from all those pigeons infesting our city. So sad their diet mainly exists of fast food, chips being their favourite..
Materials used: vitreous glass tiles, smalti, stained glass and my own glass fusions.
Country of origin: The Netherlands
This glass mosaic depicts the lush greenery and sparkling rain that characterizes
Singapore's landscape. The highlights of the piece, the Leaf Fossils, were created
by first covering garden variety leaves with oxides and glass powders and then
encasing them in molten glass. For the rest of the mosaic I have used mirrored
glass and other fused glass elements. This is made on wood.
39.3 cm x 30 cm , Stained glass and ceramic (tree part) on wood
P.O.Box 600 Omaruru, Namibia
Country: Omaruru, Namibia
9" x 12" Fused glass with frit and dichroic glass, stone, smalti, vitreous glass, seed beeds
The work is titled "Mad Cow", and is glass and stone mosaic on a sculpted
core of polystyrene. It's approximately 350 mm high. "Mad Cow" is part of
a series of human and animal heads I've been working on the past couple of
Mosaic using glass tiles, beads and buttons
40cm x 40cm.
Materials: millefiori; recycled glass tiles; natural stone tiles; fused glass;
kiln formed glass; Mexican glass smalti.
Why did the Sebright chicken (with his lovely graphic black and white feathers)
cross the road? It's a corny reason!
Made from reclaimed glass and old jewellery
Media: Handmade glass fusions, handmade murrini and millefiori, unglazed Cinca ceramic
Original Mosaic: Dimensions: 108cm x 76cm / 42.5 inches x 30 inches
Price: £3500.00 / $6000.00
This work draws upon the English tradition of the summer tea party that feature prominently in 19th century literature and art. When growing up, my daughter, Mollie, loved holding elaborate tea parties to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. This mosaic marks Mollie’s transition from childhood into adulthood as she leaves home to attend university.
This work draws upon the English tradition of the summer tea party that feature prominently in 19th century literature and art. A touch of humour is implied in the title, “Chippy No Brainer”, which refers to the Chippy’s choice of cake. Can you work out why it's called 'Chippy's no brainer'?!
Size 60xm high and 40cm wide across the shoulders - so a petite lifesize. They are
designed as an outdoor pieces and are usually made using hand hammered specialised
glass and generally glass tiles. The reflections of the glass changes during the
day as the sun moves
Country: New Zealand
fused glass work; wall panel (1m x 50cm)
I use mirror and not coloured glass.
Size: Cruciform shape , Approx. 2.5m x 2.5m , Floor area 1m x 2m
The brief for this percent for art scheme commission, was to “create an imaginative
2-D realistic representation of St. Brigid that would be child-friendly and would
invite pupil participation in its construction” .
Inspired by the pupils drawings , and the many legends of St. Brigid I portrayed a life-sized St. Brigid in
a fantastical landscape where her magical cloak shimmers, sparkles and envelopes the floor before her
Materials : Weather proofed Marine Ply, Coloured opalescent iridescent
and mirrored glass , Gold leaf and Mosaic tesserae and hand made gold -leaf
glass roundel and ceramic discs
Made from broken flower pot, glass sample slumped float with float powders and up - cycled mirror.
Work/materials: Glass tile, glass beads, stained glass, kilned glass, millefiore,
ceramic, cement and pigment on a handformed cement panel
Country : USA
Glass, gold glass, mirrors, glass with napkins all assembled on 37 cm diameter plywood.
Shattered pieces of beer, wine and water bottles and pieces of stained glass with epoxy putty.
Tel: 011 52 55 26 23 25 51. mobile 011 52 1 55 8566 0142. Mexico City, Mexico.
A used guitar mounted with glass mosaic tiles, transparent stained glass pieces, sand and shells
Made in Switzerland: Country of origin of the artist: Turkey