Dugald MacInnes trained in mural design under George Garson at Glasgow School of Art from 1970 to 1975, graduating with a diploma and post diploma in art and design. In 1985 he gained a degree in geology at the Open University. Eight years later he successfully completed a three-year course in field archaeology at the University of Glasgow and he is currently directing a major field survey in Perthshire and is editor/co-editor of twenty-nine archaeological papers.
MacInnes has also contributed to two geological papers on the subject of igneous dyke emplacement in southern Scotland for Lancaster and Warsaw universities.
With respect to his art, he has exhibited in Scotland, the USA, England, France and Italy and has gained awards both domestic and international
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Nathalie is best known for her explorative, highly intricate work involving intriguing and elegant designs and unusual techniques. Her works range from mosaic, film (commissioned photographic documentaries for Holocaust Memorial day) and installation (perhaps the most monumental example of this is The Glow project), to painting and sculpture. Considering the process, Nathalie's work investigates the small and how it builds into a larger whole, putting elements together like a puzzle. These could be mosaic tiles, wood elements, photographic or video images, memorabilia of people’s lives, film footage etc. Nathalie Vin was born in France but she now lives and creates in London. She has exhibited extensively internationally including solo and group exhibitions. She has been selected to exhibit in the most prestigious mosaic art exhibitions in the world and her work has been exhibited at the Musée des Beaux Arts, France and the Museum of Glass, U.S.A. She was recently awarded with a ‘special distinction’ for the famous Picasiette Prize in France.
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Aliyahgator has studied mosaics techniques at Roman Mosaic Workshop in Suffolk. She currently specialises in mixed media mosaics, and explore different textures and luminosity of materials in her work, always trying to pay attention to traditional andamento. Her particular interest is in animals and the natural world. She works with clay, ceramics, glass, stone and found materials.
She has exhibited her mosaic work widely throughout the UK and is a member of BAMM. Most recently she exhibited her work in a solo exhibition at the SE9 Container Gallery in Eltham, London.
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Kate is an award winning mosaic artist making glass and ceramic mosaic works of art for over 20 years. Inspired by nature and myth her works are both narrative and decorative. She likes to use a bold colour palette, in particular golds, reds and oranges. Recently she has started to gild glass and acrylic with metal leaf to use in her work.
She attempts to illustrate oneness, a unity with the universe where all things are connected. The result is beautiful uplifting art works appealing to collectors around the world.
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Arianna Puntin is a mosaic artist from Friuli, she grew up in Aquileia surrounded by its magnificent 4th-Century mosaics, which later inspired her to enrol at the famous Spilimbergo School of mosaic.
She graduated in 2010 and was selected to join the specialization course reserved for the best students that year.
After her graduation she started working on her own projects and for other mosaic companies, always providing attention to details and passion on every commission.
Her personal works ranges from colourful modern "pop" pieces to more earthy organic coloured ones where in both, different material are used from the classic glass/marble to more unconventional ones like shells, metal scraps and typefaces.
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Born in 1965, Pireaus, Greece.Studied Graphic Design in the Technological Institute of Art and Design of Athens (1983-1988). Also studied mosaic in the Mosaic Center « Psifidon Gnosis» (2000-2010). Lives and works in Athens, Greece.(Member of AIMC and member of Greek Mosaic Association).
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Artemis, an Athenian with a solid background of theoretical studies, has been immersed for the last 10 years in the world of mosaics. She studied mosaic at “Psifidon Gnosis-mosaicart” of Nikos Tolis. She enjoys the pairing of the tesserae and the harmony thus created. Each element carries its own personality, defined by its shape, colour, texture, and the way it connects to its surroundings. An infinite study of possibilities, a fascinating course to follow and a great media to express herself with. A selected artist at the juried international exhibition of RavennaMosaico festival “Opere dal Mondo” and Bibliomosaico, she shows her work in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Lithuania and France. Member of the Hellenic (Greek) Mosaic Association and the AIMC International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists (secretary general).
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Born in Kato Tithorea, Fthiotis, Greece in 1978, she studied structural design in the vocational senior high school and art conservation at the vocational training institute of Volos. She works as stone and mosaic conservator at the Ministry of Culture, Museum of Pireas.
She has participated in the conservation of the mosaics of Dafni monastery, 11th century A.D. and this ignited her interest in contemporary mosaic. She attended courses on ancient and contemporary mosaic at “Psifidon Gnosis” mosaic school by Nikos Tolis and now helps junior students .
She is elected treasurer at the Hellenic Mosaic Association and an AIMC member.
She has participated in group exhibitions and group constructions with the Hellenic Mosaic Association, in the International exhibition of the 12th AIMC international congress of contemporary mosaicists , 2010 in Athens and of the 13th same in Cyprus, 2012.
Also in Firenze Musiwa 2013 in Florence, Italy. Most recent participation in the 3rd annual exhibition of the Hellenic Mosaic Association, Pireas, November 2014.
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Vasso Spanou was born in Agios Kyrikos of Ikaria, one of the northeastern Aegean islands of the Archipelago. Because of her island origin she was always attracted to pebble mosaics and sought the opportunity to learn how to create her own works. She deepened her knowledge of mosaic making at “Psifidon Gnosis” mosaic center of Nikos Tolis. Vasso spends countless hours at her studio, working with the media, giving the shape of the tesserae to her ideas and imagination. Selected artist at the “Opere dal Mondo” juried exhibition of the RavennaMosaico international mosaic festival, she has participated in many exhibitions in Greece and in Cyprus, Austria, Italy. Her works can be found in Greece, Cyprus and England. Her last pebble work of 24 square meters, decorates a courtyard in Ikaria and “Ikaros” will soon be on public view at the island. Vasso lives and works in Athens, but finds her heart in Ikaria, which she visits as often as possible. She is a member of the Hellenic Mosaic Association and the AIMC.
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Born and raised in Athens in 1974, Lydia studied mechanical engineering in Athens, completed her studies in business administration and chartered accountancy in London and now works in banking in Athens. Her day jobs offered limited opportunities to satisfy her need for creativity, thus leading her, after a two year experimenting with weaving, to the world of mosaics in 2001 which she instantly loved and has focused since. She has followed courses at “Psifidon Gnosis” mosaic school in Athens since 2002 and has performed both ancient and contemporary designs. She is a member of the AIMC and a founder member of the Hellenic Mosaic Association (HMC). She likes to work mainly with marble and stones and is currently experimenting with plain designs and forms.
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Alexandros was born in 1962, in Nicosia, Cyprus and lives in Athens. He has worked with various media, such as clay, wood, vitreaux, and mosaics. He uses mosaic as a means to reveal his ideas and express his personal concept of today's world.
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