TOP OF THE CLASS WITH GLASS
MOSAIC WORKSHOP INSPIRED SHARDS OF CREATIVITY
TINY shards of glass and tile have been used to create two beautiful mosaic artworks.
A mosaic workshop was held at the Mundubbera Historical Complex with 15 volunteers gluing, polishing and grouting the materials.
Co-ordinator Sandra Robertson, from OzMosaics, helped participants work on the Mundubbera footprint and floral inspired mosaics, last weekend.
“This is my favourite place to come to do mosaics,” she said.
“I feel a really close relationship to the people and the community spirit is really good.”
Ms Robertson started creating mosaics 14 years ago when she accidentally broke a plate.
Inspired by seeing the artwork on television, she decided to glue the broken pieces to a bath she was renovating.
“It was like lightning,” Ms Robertson said
“As soon as I got the nippers in my hands and the glue I thought, ‘this is it’ and I left a career that was making a lot of money.”
Participant Ros Kugel had worked on the Mundubbera P-10 mosaic and found the workshop was a great way to take time out.
“I just like it; it is relaxing,” Ms Kugel said.
“I’d like to do more craft, but I don’t have time – you do that in retirement.”
CRAFTY: Proving you are never too young to get started, Jack Doessel, 5, and Lilly Doessel, 6, help out with the Mundubbera footprint mosaic.