Ten Years – Mosaic Exhibition

TEN YEARS

An exhibition of mosaic art by Kate Rattray

at Somerset Guild of Craftsmen, 23a Broad Street, Wells BA5 2DJ

9th May – 13th June 2016

PRIVATE VIEW – Friday 20th May 4-6pm

I am delighted to announce that I am presenting 10 years of my work at the new back room gallery at Somerset Guild of Craftsmen in  Wells.

Having worked in the art of mosaic for over 20 years now, the last 10 years has been the most productive for me. I have chosen works that explored my interest in folklore, weather, and the apocalypse, featuring birds, moths and butterflies.

Here are three from that apocalyptic year of 2012!

The Storm

The Storm

 

"Chorus at the Wake of the Sun" in sunlight

“Chorus at the Wake of the Sun”

 

Unfinished Symphony

Unfinished Symphony

And two of my latest pieces.

Black Swan

Black Swan

 

White Swan

White Swan

But much better to see them in the flesh amongst a total of 29 mosaics. And if you are interested I am running a mosaic workshop on 21st May in the gallery. See details and book here

Come and see!

🙂

 

 

 

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Exhibitions for Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2013

If you are visiting Somerset this year for Somerset Art Weeks you can purchase my work at Somerset Crafts on the levels (venue number 95)
and at the Courthouse Gallery, Somerset Guild of Craftsmen, Somerton, (venue number 53).

And while you are in Somerset don’t forget to visit my exhibition “Many Faces of the Sun”, at Divas Café, Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome

Harvest-Poster

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Many-Faces-of-the-Sun

Together We Grow

As I watched the sun go down over the hill one evening, it shone directly through the middle of a tree in the distance. It seemed as if it had burnt a hole right through the tree and the leaves around it gradually changed colour from orange to green. The photo I took didn’t reveal the colours, but here it is anyway:

sun-in-tree

I made a coloured sketch allowing a fair amount of artistic licence to creep in!

Together-we-grow-sketch

I was going to make the background with stained glass strips in sunset colours that gradually change into rain at the bottom of the picture, but as I layed out the background it didn’t feel right. There was too much colour and it seemed to compete and clash with the leaves. So I chose a blue sky of vitreous glass tiles which changed into a rain of grey vitreous tiles and strips of mirror glass.

Together We Grow

Together We Grow

I played with the photo after I had finished the mosaic and I quite like this:

sun-in-tree-with-rain

🙂

Birds in the Rain

Another piece for my solo exhibition “Voices of the Wind” at Somerset Crafts to accompany The Storm. It is quite a small piece (A4) made with stained glass, float glass over painted board and mirror glass.

Here are 2 shots of it in different light (I feel an animation coming on!)

Birds in theRain (view 1)

Birds in the Rain (view 1)

Birds in the Rain (view 2)

Birds in the Rain (view 2)

As well as the similarities to my larger mosaic “The Storm” it also shares a likeness to “Rain”.

Here are both:

The Storm

The Storm

Rain

Rain

If you haven’t seen the animations I made of Rain and The Storm click the links.

I have to get my 4 mosaics –  Wind Whips, The Wind Eagle, The Shadow of the Wind and Birds in the Rain framed this week in time for the exhibition which starts on May 1st.

I have just started to make some 3 dimensional leaves to include in the exhibition.

I’ll share them with you next time, come back soon

🙂