Community Projects and Public pieces
All Saints Junior School year 4 Olympic Project
The class pupils produced pencil drawings to represent sporting activities at the Olympic Games, and we chose five images to illustrate the sports inside the Olympic rings as part of the mosaic design.
Running, Weightlifting, Swimming, Sailing, and Archery were chosen because the children decided that they are particularly relevant to the history of Hastings.
The pupils have been involved with most aspects of the work including measuring, organising colours, choosing and sticking down ceramic tiles, tracing images onto the backboard and sharing creative ideas which I have endeavored to include; changing the piece accordingly as we go along!
We have combined small glass tiles, recycled swimming pool tiles, pebbles and ceramic tiles, some of which have been generously donated by Shades Tiles and from Topps Tiles; both based in the Hastings area. We are most grateful for this contribution.
The piece is affixed to a wall in the school playground as a commemoration of the 2012 London Olympics.
Hastings Trust Community mosaic
I was awarded a grant through the Hastings Trust Community enablers scheme during December 2012 to provide a community mosaic project offering local residents an opportunity to come together and learn the process of mosaic making
We created a large piece for the Ore community center.
"Hugely enjoyable, stimulating and relaxing working with such a group of creative, enthusiastic people led in such a flexible, friendly manner. Emma is a delight to work with, positive and completely encouraging" Esther De Angelis
First session - discussing and planning the design
"Really enjoying community creativity and the inspiration gained from working on this project. Emma is a very bubbly enthusiastic tutor! - would love to do more" Carleen Hunt
Using mesh backing for some areas allows the artist to work in detail making room for the larger aspects of the mosaic to be affixed without crowding! These pieces are added onto the main mosaic when ready.
Pocket Park community mosaic