About Me

Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist grouting children's mosaics

Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist grouting children’s mosaics

MY WORK INVOLVES

  • Providing mosaic workshops in schools and the community across Yorkshire & UK
  • Undertaking public, private and commercial mosaic commissions
  • Producing my own mosaics for exhibition and sale

EXPERIENCE

  • Provided mosaic workshops since 2007 in a wide variety of schools set up by experts you can find if you click here and community settings. Additionally, I have offered workshops focused on CBD for stress relief.
  • Engaged diverse client groups including special needs, disadvantaged children, cancer and mental health patients, prisoners, BAME
  • Created and written projects, successfully applied for funding (eg Arts Council) and run projects to completion with the third sector

QUALIFICATIONS, PROFESSIONAL BODIES & CERTIFICATES

  • Teaching qualification (PTTLS)
  • Community artworker qualification (C&G NVQ3 Community Artworker)
  • Degree (BA Hons 2:1 English & Social Anthropology)
  • Professional membership of British Association for Modern Mosaics (BAMM)
  • Certificate in Safeguarding Children (Level 1)
  • Mental Health First Aid certificate

ADDITIONALLY

  • a clear Enhanced DBS certificate (formerly known as CRB)
  • public liability insurance
  • testimonials
  • transport & full driver’s licence

SCHOOLS I HAVE RUN MOSAIC WORKSHOPS IN

CHARITIES, HOSPITALS, LOCAL AUTHORITIES & OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR GROUPS I HAVE COLLABORATED

TESTIMONIALS

Sue Kershaw, mosaic artist, working with children creating a Gaudi bench for the school play area

Sue Kershaw, mosaic artist, working with children creating a Gaudi bench for the school play area

MY MOSAIC INSPIRATIONS

A visit to Ravenna, Italy in 1992 changed my life. Standing in front of the world’s greatest Byzantine mosaic interior of the Basilica of San Vitale I knew I had to master the art and techniques of these anonymous great masters.

Explorations of the Roman sites of Britain, Italy, France, Spain and Greece combined with a fascination of architecture and pagan archetypes continues to feed my passion inspiring a whole series of geometric, literature and nature based mosaics.

Working from my North Yorkshire studio looking out across the Wolds and North York Moors, I am passionately driven to achieve a balance between creating a great initial design with the physical creation and arrangement of tesserae that flow harmoniously throughout the work.

Each mosaic is produced with hand-cut double fired French porcelain, which has an impervious matt surface, very similar to the natural stone colours of Roman mosaics, with the additional highlight of vibrant vitreous, sicis or smalti glass and mirrors providing a contemporary twist.

Sue Kershaw, Mosaic Artist (Yorkshire based provider of mosaic workshops across the UK)

We also intend to employ outdoor classrooms as modular, freestanding facilities, which gives them a significant advantage over typical brick-and-mortar structures in that they can be placed nearly anywhere. In addition to this, we are exploring how to create an inclusive playground that fosters diversity and accessibility for all children, thanks to these resources.

Additionally, we have a fantastic method that kids may use to increase physical activity and fitness without even recognizing it. These are known as school climbing frames. A climbing frame is an essential piece of equipment for every public park or school playground. Although their look has changed over time, their benefits have remained constant and go well beyond ordinary exercise. Kids can socialize, have fun, and burn off some of their seemingly limitless energy by participating in them. Another innovative way to encourage physical activity is through the use of playground markings. To explore our range of school climbing frames and other playground equipment, check out our site at https://bsen1176playgroundequipment.co.uk/ for more information. For additional information, please see https://www.primaryschoolresources.org.uk/equipment/sand-pits. We are also working with road marking contractors, to ensure the safety of outdoor play areas.

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