Finches

Stained glass, vitreous glass, gold smalti, millefiori, slumped glass, cinca, tumbled glass, various decorative edging tiles and hand made polymer tiles

23cm x 23cm

I have made this mosaic as an homage to the glazed embossed tiles of the Art Nouveau era. Many of these tiles show stylized and decorative animals held in a formal geometric shape.

I have used repeated circles throughout the piece and the high sheen of the glass is offset by the ceramic border of the circle and the sea glass that has been made by putting clear stained glass in a rock tumbler to give it a gentle frosted appearance3

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