Glastonbury Tor Mosaic Kit
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Glastonbury Tor Mosaic Kit

Recently I moved back to Devon after 21 years in Somerset. It’s taking a while to get used to living in a town here and being surrounded by houses instead of living out in the sticks and being surrounded by fields. However I have the sea and Dartmoor close by, and I can see “Rippon…

Fronds in the Sun
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Fronds in the Sun

This summer I was asked to make a mosaic for a couple’s Golden Wedding Anniversary to place on a tree in their woodland garden. The brief was “something fairly abstract, with a suggestion of plants and flowing water and using reds, oranges, golds and magenta’s, the size to be about 120m x 50cm” It was…

Tree of Life at the RUH
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Tree of Life at the RUH

This summer I was commissioned to make a “Tree of Life” mosaic to raise awareness of organ donation for the Royal United Hospital in Bath. When the organ donation hospital team were looking for inspiration for a tree of life, they found my Olive Tree on my website and got in touch. It was a…

Somerset Open Studios 2018
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Somerset Open Studios 2018

As I have been teaching mosaic workshops at the Heritage Courtyard Studios and Gallery in Wells, I was delighted when a small studio became vacant. This makes things a little easier when it comes to storing workshop materials and being able to show my work to students and collectors. I also work in it, the…

The Phoenix
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The Phoenix

This year it was so hot a phoenix arose from the sizzling sun Sunglasses on we tried to see it’s wings unfurl Still the bright golds burnt our eyes Taking  it’s first flight we saw the feathers turning into flames And for all it’s beauty there lay a monster of our own image making wild…

The Propagation of Birds
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The Propagation of Birds

As I was returning from one of my daily walks around the lanes and fields in December last year, full of wonder and awe at the grey skies and ┬áthe skeletons of trees, I found myself being fascinated by the hedge tops holding on steadfastly to the few remaining leaves from the summer. The light…

Do Swallows Eat Olives?
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Do Swallows Eat Olives?

This commission for a private customer was a delight to make. My clients wanted a mosaic for their wall outside their house. After initial discussions by email and a site visit I made three drawings and they chose this one. As my clients didn’t want very strong or bright colours I chose to use stained…

New Designs – It’s not what it seems!
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New Designs – It’s not what it seems!

I have various different projects on the go at the moment…a large commission, bird baths for the Bishops Palace garden festival in June and some new work for an exhibition at Glastonbury Abbey in September. All exciting stuff that is keeping my left and right brain buzzing and pinging. During the in-between times I like…

The Enchanter
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The Enchanter

This is the second piece I made for the Mosaic Odysseys festival. I don’t think it needs much explanation except that I see the sun as an enchanter…always luring me towards him. And how enchanting he always is, how beautiful he colours the sky when he rises and sets. I want to bask in his light and feel his warmth…

Ten Years – Mosaic Exhibition
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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…