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Katy Galbraith

Working in my dry-stone lined bothy in the garden, with views over the hills, I am frequently inspired by this landscape which is reflected in my mosaics.  Flowers in abundance feature in the majority of my exhibition pieces, as well as in private commissions.  While many of my pieces are considered ‘decorative art’, I also enjoy making mosaics with a more practical purpose such as mirrors, table tops and garden items.

In producing my mosaics, I aim to be true to myself and my eco-credentials by incorporating many recycled materials, including those representing me and my home town of Crieff, Perthshire (Crieff Pottery whisky jugs; remnants from a local fused glass artist, wine bottle glass and broken car windows for example). The surface used for many of my mosaics originates from discarded kitchen units. Recycled materials stimulate many of my ideas in mosaic pieces that I have done, and as a consequence my greenhouse is now filled with china, glass and decorative ceramic ornaments rather than plants!

Working with mosaics is an evolving process for me, as I explore working with new materials and themes.  I never stay static for long!

 
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