RecycleMeMosaics

Mosaic Gifts ~ Garden Art, Wall Decor, Gift Cards

Comrie, United Kingdom | 194 Sales

RecycleMeMosaics

Mosaic Gifts ~ Garden Art, Wall Decor, Gift Cards

Comrie, United Kingdom 194 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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

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). The majority of the items are ready to ship.

Each mosaic has weight and dimensions - so please take the time to scroll down and check it is right for you and your walls!

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 Dec 11, 2018

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

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). The majority of the items are ready to ship.

Each mosaic has weight and dimensions - so please take the time to scroll down and check it is right for you and your walls!

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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Katy Galbraith

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The head and tail fins of this fish have been made from this vintage plate
Old roof slates which I cut down to size with a special hammer, used for my flowers // birds // fish on slate all of which are suitable for outdoors
I found a receipt that dates these tiles to 1961. I use them to create a border around my stepping stones, as they are highly fired and suitable for outdoors
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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.

Shop members

  • Katy Galbraith

    Owner, Creator

    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

Production partners

  • Image System

    Glasgow, Scotland

    Printer offering high quality digital print

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Last updated on Aug 9, 2017
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