Welcome to my exhibition! * Peace by Piece * exploring potentiality making mixed media mosaic art.
It is truly amazing to create something and then send it out into the world. To have someone resonate deeply with a piece that was created through me, inspires a lasting connection and deep appreciation.
My art is Inspired by the wild heart of nature, partnered with a passion for recycling and authentic expression.
I transform discarded materials into renewed expressions of beauty through a freestyle mixed media mosaic process and loose line design.
All of my mosaic artworks are made using a myriad of re-cycled vintage china, opaque stained glass, ceramic and glass beads, freshwater pearls, shells, stones, flints, crystals, semi precious and precious stones, agates, vintage jewellery and a wide variety of mixed media.
All artworks in the exhibition are for sale. I am working with flexible pricing. Flexible Pricing means there is a tiered pricing where you have the chance to adjust the price to whatever feels right for you, within what feels right for me, between the given minimum and maximum price.
You can also make an offer of your choice above the suggested maximum amount.
In this space I am fully comfortable to receive whatever you are willing to give in exchange for my artwork.
*If you are interested in buying my art, please let’s have a chat*
The artwork will be displayed on the ground floor and first floor of the space.
Part of the exhibition is in my working studio on the first floor, where I will have work in process for you to see. There will also be some spontaneous demos...
There is a range of 2D mosaic wall hangings, and 3D sculptural mosaic vessels, and vintage planters of various sizes and prices.
I also offer a range of cards, hanging cards, gift labels and bookmarks of my artwork.
I will also have flyers about my mosaic courses, one day mosaic play shops, and three day mosaic Summer school.
I am offering refreshments and nibbles.
Thank you for your interest.
I look forward to meeting you.
Emma Cavell Art - Mixed Media Mosaics
Peace by Piece - Re-Creating Beauty Through Brokenness.
Feeling deep appreciation for my early life, growing up in a super abundant garden, bursting with wondrous plants, flowers and bountiful blossoms. Learning from a young age how to meet with nature in her fullness of spirit.
Family life was coloured with complexity, tragedy and challenge. I found great solace within the wholeness of garden space, which heightened my awareness of our deeply interconnected, cyclical nature.
Our bohemian home was full of floral interiors, antiques, un-conventional ornaments and myriad curiosities. Many of which continue to inspire and adorn my mosaic art today.
In my early twenties I began exploring the process of making sculptural ceramics for many years at a local art school. During that time I was invited to join a weekend course making mosaics.
I loved the idea of working in instant colour and form. I meandered with mosaic process and fell in love!
I later became artist in residence at a local historical house and spiritual centre, which offered courses, retreats and B&B. People visited from all over the country and around the world, which enabled me to meet and explore with many colourful seekers.
My studio was the ground floor of a small 17th Century listed cottage in the grounds of the centre. The cottage looked out onto a wonderful walled garden, which I helped to care for, harvesting inspiration for my art.
I appreciate the beauty and generosity of our natural world. Offering an authentic, curative ground of endless wonderment and creativity.
Feeling into the eternal ebb and flow of creative rhythm as our essential nature.
Embracing ebb time, the precious pause, as a longing for, and a needing to return to rest deeply within the still heart of nature’s nest. Inviting us to trust in re-connection with the silence of source. A time for letting go, for listening within and aligning with our eternal frequency of freshness, flowing into being.
I play with various practices which support energetic clearing, mainly through sound and intuitive movement. I find this brings me more into my body, supporting the emergence of fresh, vibrant energy which helps me in birthing a clear space for day dreaming, wondering and glimpsing potentiality.
I also love to walk, sing and dance in the woods. Receiving great gifts of light and love from the trees, plants and creatures gathered around. Always returning in a fullness of blessing, ready for the studio!
I’m passionate about vintage china. I love how it offers endless possibility of pattern, hue, myriad tender tones and expressive textures. Inspiring a floral dance of diversity, curiosity and beauty.
The fragments have a fine body and reliable quality, which allows for clean, strong cuts. I find this material so pleasing to create with.
The whole process of making mosaics is a miraculous quest of gathering together diverse materials, from house clearances to charity & curiosity shops, enabling an endless enchanted flow of abundant potentiality and great fun! I’m always in deepest appreciation for unique donated gifts of broken antiques, vintage wonders, figurines, vases and re-claimed stained glass.
Studio & Technique
I spend time musing with mosaic movement, which often involves sitting and loosely nipping and cutting pieces of china. Feeling into and aligning myself with little sparks of inspiration. Gently shaping each piece; listening from within my heart to the calling colours, miracles begin transpiring through mosaic metamorphosis.
My studio space is abounding with many colour-coded palettes, brimming with vintage china treasures, enabling me to be in spontaneous mosaic flow with ease of application.
I appreciate my precious hands and hand tools. Cutters and nippers of various shapes and sizes, some handed down through the generations. Trustworthy allies and dear friends!
I use various cement-based adhesives and PVA glues for fixing the fragments to the different surfaces.
I often use natural pigments to colour the cement and grout application, which creates depth & tone and helps to unify the whole piece.
My intention is to encourage harmony to emerge from diverse and discarded materials. Sharing the deeply restorative process of gently reawakening creativity through brokenness.
‘Peace by Piece’ facilitating beauty. Sharing the joy and wonder of creative regeneration through the healing process of co-creating ‘Memorable Mosaics’
Thank you for your interest.