Alison Hepburn Mosaics
Mosaic for me, is a combination of materials with inherent beauty, the playing of light on the surfaces, and the creativity of the artist. This collecting together of thoughts and objects result in a complete work of art which can be meticulously planned or spontaneous; extravagant or restrained. Throughout history mosaics have endured as an art form because of a human fascination with this ordering of materials and ideas into a permanent form.

Alison Hepburn

I studied fine-art painting at St Albans and Exeter Colleges of Art. I then worked as an illustrator for 10 years, working on commissions for books, national magazines, newspapers, and greeting cards. While working as an illustrator, my work developed a highly decorative style, which led to me being a winner in the National Silver Trust Competition in 1993 to design a plate for the 10 Downing Street ceremonial dinner service.

I now create mosaics for private commissions and exhibitions in the UK and Europe and am a member of the British Association for Modern Mosaic. In recent years I have taken part in various exhibitions.

In 2006 I organised the Symbols of Faith exhibition in York Minster which was open 1st-30th September 2006. This included, finding the venue and negotiating with the Minster, currating the applications and hanging the exhibition.

I prepared the sucessful proposal for the group exhibition at Wakefield Art Gallery Yorkshire 2007 including; choosing the artists, sourcing biographies and images from the artists and proparing the formal application document.

I am a member of the Northern Area group of BAMM a group of mosaic artists, group exhibitions, technique demonstrations and bringing together solo artists in the area.


© Alison Hepburn Mosaics, 2014


Osterly Park Open BAMM 2002
Artizan Gallery, Selby Yorkshire 2003
Cardiff Miniatures BAMM 2004
Prix Picassiette 2004, 2006, 2008
Stratford Upon Avon Living Surface BAMMVIVA 2005
Stroud Miniatures BAMM 2005
Xinamarie Mosaici 2005
Cirencester Museum Four Seasons
Holmfirth Art Week 2006
Tessellated Nature 2006
Wakefield Art Gallery, Facades, 2007
Bilston Craft Gallery Breakout, Wolverhampton, 2007
Sailsbury Museum, 2008
Exeter, Planet Earth, 2008
Pontefract, Liquorice and Allsorts, 2009
Exeter, Heavens Above, 2009
Music of the Eye, 2009
Permanent exhibition of a mosaic made by over 100 international artists for the Central Middlesex Hospital as part of the Esther Benjamins Trust project, 2011
Triptch, Tradtional tesserae, stained glass and glass beads made for
Lichfield Cathedral Exhibition
May 2011
The View Tube, Stratford, London
March 2012

These three chimneys were first displayed at the Breakout exhibition at the Bilston Craft Gallery in 2007. This was a juried exhibition of 15 international artists.

They were on display this summer at the Newby Hall Sculpture Park for the Summer's Season 2008.

I would like to thank the Arts Council of Great Britain for their grant which has part funded this project.

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Written for Grout from 2004 on various subjects including The Newport Mosaics of Kenneth and Oliver Budd and Maggie Howarth.

Andamento; A Glorious Partnership
The Mosaics in The Church of
St Mary The Virgin, Studley Royal


craft&design Magazine, 2005
Mosaic Yearbook 2006 and 2008

Alison Hepburn - Beginners Guide to Mosaics
Alison Hepburn - Mosaics for the Home and Garden
Tile and beads

NEW WORK - for exhibitions

Alison Hepburn - Chimneys, Breakout, Bilton Craft Gallery 2007


Beginner’s Guide to Mosaics
Published in hardback in America, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Czech Republic 2003 and in Germany and the UK 2005. Paperback edition published Autumn 2005 Sterling USA.

Mosaics for the Home and Garden
Published Autumn 2006 in America, Australia and New Zealand

Alison Hepburn © 2011 Esther Benjamins Trust - Middlesex Hospital

Right: Three panels for the Cross Lane Hospital, Scarborough.
There are also seven discs which are in the courtyard, these three large panels for an interior position click here to see more

Aeove This small abstract panel is part of a project to be installed in Middlesex Hospital as part of the Esther Benjamins Trust to help children in Nepal. Over 150 artists have donated mosaic panels which will be hung as one work and will raise money and awareness for the Trust

Alison Hepburn © 2011 Detail 1 - Scarborough hospital

OTHER WORK - for public spaces

Sculpture - for public spaces

York from the air
BAMM Open, City, London
York from the air
Sketch book pages, RHS Harlow Carr, The Pump Room
Design by
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You can see my work in Lazyhills Gallery, Abbotsbury, Dorset. Below, a small selection of the sort of work available
Green fish
Green Fish
Decorated stone
Decorated stone


Green fish
Green fish
Malton Hosptial - blue
York from the air