Jill Crowther
Jill Crowther
William Smith
William Smith
Shelly Perkins
Shelly Perkins
Catherine Van Giap - fish panel
Catherine Van Giap
Harbour by Lorenzo Gavarini
Lorenzo Gavarini

Catherine Van Giap

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Artwork for Catherine Van Giap

Pelagic Ma 1

Pelagic Ma 2

Ammonite Wall Clock

Planted in my Soul

Poppy Swallow

2 fishes stained glass mosaic

Spring folk art bird

Spring Bird

Details

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work is both decorative using stained glass and ceramic china within the pieces and also contemporary stained glass wall panels abstracting the shapes and colours of images such as fish and birds

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Being an artist is a way of life that I couldn't imagine living without .I enjoy sharing my passion with others in my classes both weekend courses and weekly .I continually challenge myself and strive for individuality within my mosaics being inspired by either the beautiful medium of glass or a retro plate with a pattern that lends itself to my design.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am of professional self taught mosaic artist and tutor living in Ross-on-Wye. I have run my business Freshwater Mosaics for 18 years.
I run workshops from my studio and also use it as space to work and sell my mosaics from.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I teach both weekly classes where people can work on a larger projects and also weekend workshops where something can be completed within a day .please contact me for upcoming dates

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Having previously painted I took a break to bring up my young family until moving to the Isle of Wight in 2004 when I took up the medium of mosaic. Its diverse range of subject matter and mediums that can be incorporated within a design is something I always find interesting. My particular favourites are stained glass, ceramics and dichroic accents. I have taught from my studio for 12 years and offer full tuition either in a one day workshop or weekly classes. I have worked on many commissions both public and private and sell my work via Etsy at Freshwater Mosaics or direct from my studio here in Ross on Wye open by appointment.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Quay Arts ,Isle of Wight
Made in Ross Guest exhibition
Canwood gallery (save the wye Exhibition)
Spring gallery Cheltenham (small works winter show )

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Oxenham Art Gallery Leominster
Oxenham Art Hereford
Freshwater Mosaics, Ross on Wye.
The Gallery ,Pershore. Worcestershire
Exhibitions 2024
Old mayors parlour, Hereford .Spring exhibition 16th Feb / 11th May
Severn side Press, Newnham exhibition, 21st March / 14th April
Show borough House .Sculpture Trail 2nd May /16th June
Weavers gallery Ledbury 29th April /5th May

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