• Sunrise

    Sunrise

    In April 2022 I was commissioned to make a mural mosaic for a customer. John had recently lost his wife Jane to covid after her 6 year battle with Motor Neurone Disease. He contacted me to make a mosaic to celebrate her life. Unbeknown to John before she died, Jane had already become one of…

  • Devon Open Studios 2022

    Devon Open Studios 2022

    For the first time this year I’m participating in Devon Open Studios and I’ll be throwing open my doors to visitors. I’ll have a menagerie of birds and mythical creatures (including a couple of flying ships) adorning the walls and a large cartoon and progress so far of a new mural mosaic commission. Meanwhile in…

  • Mosaic workshops at Black barns Devon

    Mosaic workshops at Black barns Devon

    I’m looking forward to running in-person mosaic workshops again at my studio at Black barns studios , Liverton, Devon. I’m moving into the larger studio next door to the one I have there now which means there will be plenty of room for social distancing . I’ll also have a lovely view of the hills…

  • Take a Break Makes

    Take a Break Makes

    If you are just starting out on your journey in mosaic you have probably already looked at lots of Youtube videos, googled mosaic art and pinned lots of inspiration on Pinterest. Maybe you have considered taking my Imaginary Mosaic Cafe taster course or perhaps you have already finished it. The course will give you all…

  • Imaginary Mosaic Cafe online course

    Imaginary Mosaic Cafe online course

    For the last 6 months I’ve been working on an online mosaic course and I’m pleased to announce that I have published the taster course and the starter course . Here is a little video of me in my new echoey cafe (studio) to explain what the Imaginary Mosaic Cafe really is! Go see… Kate’s…

  • The Rat Comes Too!

    The Rat Comes Too!

    Meet the rat.He keeps me awake at night racing around inside the crumbling walls in my house so I’ve sent him off with the pigeon who is pretty good at bouncing his hollow coos down the chimney at the crack of dawn! How does anyone get any sleep here!This is a new piece to go…

  • Glastonbury Tor Mosaic Kit

    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…

  • A way to escape

    A way to escape

    Here we are in week 10 of the Covid 19 lockdown. I found myself having panic attacks on the first week, every time I watched the news I felt sick and started shaking. On the second week I began to relax when I realised there was nothing I could do (apart from staying home to…

  • Picking Up The Pieces – The Clean Up Birds

    Picking Up The Pieces – The Clean Up Birds

    I have made three new birds for a group mosaic exhibition “Picking Up The Pieces” with South West Mosaic Artists, currently showing at Cockington Court, Torquay. As usual I interpreted the title of the exhibition quite literally. I imagined what the world would be like after the apocalypse (here I am again, all doom and…

  • Kate Rattray — The Face Behind the Mosaic

    Kate Rattray — The Face Behind the Mosaic

    I was interviewed by Ian Laurie for his blog on mosaic artists … this is the interview … For this seventh and final interview of 2019, I talk with Kate Rattray. Kate manages to combine her unique style with imagination, humour and a shedload of both vocational and research skills to great effect. Based in…