RecycleMeMosaics

Mosaic Gifts ~ Garden Art, Wall Decor, Gift Cards

Crieff, United Kingdom · 76 Sales

RecycleMeMosaics

Mosaic Gifts ~ Garden Art, Wall Decor, Gift Cards

Crieff, United Kingdom 76 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Mosaic mirrors, wall decor, yard art, garden features, murals, back splashes, sculpture - my quirky mosaics made of recycled materials, including ceramic and glass, and are all one of a kind (ooak).

Looking for a unique gift for friend or family, maybe a keen gardener, a friend with a porch, or a cherished partner… or just for you, my mosaic slates make ideal gifts; small and affordable.

Please contact me if you require any further information about a specific piece, what it is made of, the provenance of the tesserae for example. Many of my pieces are like a patchwork quilt, where I know the provenance of each plate!

Please note that I generally use recycled packaging. All part of my ethos

Katy

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Last updated on Feb 9, 2017

Use the coupon code COLLECTION to collect from me in Perthshire, and avoid paying postage charges!

Mosaic mirrors, wall decor, yard art, garden features, murals, back splashes, sculpture - my quirky mosaics made of recycled materials, including ceramic and glass, and are all one of a kind (ooak).

Looking for a unique gift for friend or family, maybe a keen gardener, a friend with a porch, or a cherished partner… or just for you, my mosaic slates make ideal gifts; small and affordable.

Please contact me if you require any further information about a specific piece, what it is made of, the provenance of the tesserae for example. Many of my pieces are like a patchwork quilt, where I know the provenance of each plate!

Please note that I generally use recycled packaging. All part of my ethos

Katy

Katy Galbraith

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I recently received two boxes of various clock parts from a company having a clear out - loads of funky hands to use in my quirky mosaic clocks, and many many battery-operated mechanisms to use
The flower cloud mosaic includes the section used for this notebook
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About

Making Mosaics with Recycled Materials

Many years ago, my husband and I couldn't decide on what kind of garden table to get; he wanted a cheap picnic style table from the local DIY store, and I wanted a teak one with matching chairs. Then we agreed that a mosaic table would be good. The thing was that I had never made a mosaic, but a friend of mine taught it. So I went on a class and learnt how to cut tiles to shape and made a small piece. Then i made a 6' x 4' table top!

I was hooked!

Since then, I have progressed from being a hobbyist to exhibiting in both mixed media shows and mosaic-only shows, to having work in galleries, mostly in Scotland, and to taking on commissions. And an Etsy shop...

I am a passionate recycler, and love the use of mixed materials in creating a mosaic, and feel that it is an important part of my work to illustrate the reuse of materials. It is often the receipt of a broken plate or cup that stimulates a new thought process and resulting mosaic; the colour or the texture of the item has a part to play. In my mosaics, I use a lot of wine bottle glass, reclaimed mirror and tile, crockery, remnants from a stained glass artist and junk jewellry - and the finished piece often depends upon what is in my stash of goodies in my studio.

In terms of subjects, I love flowers and gardens, so many of my pieces are floral representations… sometimes as a slate suitable for outdoors, other times a more complex mirror for indoors.

My website is www.katygalbraith.co.uk - where you can see some of the bigger projects that I have undertaken in recent years, such as bathroom splash backs, some public art and sculpture.

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  • Katy Galbraith

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    I have been hooked on mosaics for many years, especially with the recycling element. Whilst I am really stimulated by working towards a specific commission or exhibition theme, I also enjoy working on smaller and more affordable pieces

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Find RecycleMeMosaics at the following upcoming market!

  • In the Garden with Friends

    The Bield,

    May 13–Jun 4

    A celebration of flowers & friendship, this exhibition brings together a diverse mix of artists working in a variety of media. Following on from a successful exhibition in 2014, the original group of artists have expanded to include more “friend’s” working in the arts. The exhibition will offer a strong mix of the applied arts, which sit well with the paintings and photography ~ offering something for all! The Barn Gallery at The Bield, located just outside of Perth, provides the artists with a superb exhibition space, in a serene and tranquil area.

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Last updated on Oct 24, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

For my mosaics on slate, if placed outdoors, please make sure that they are securely fixed to a wall so that there is no movement from the wind.

In addition, to keep the slate surface looking its best, you can rub in a touch of oil (I use linseed oil, or WD40) to darken the colour and to give it a bit of a shine. Ensure you do not get the oil onto the grout!

Wholesale availability

Please contact me via convo or email should you wish to discuss wholesale availability, or to stock my mosaics in your outlet

Custom and personalised orders

I do take custom orders, for both mirrors, house signs / numbers on slate, clocks and up to bathroom & kitchen splash backs, stepping stones and more.

Visit my website www.katygalbraith.co.uk to see the full range of what I do, and how to go about requesting a custom order