Melanie Russell Mosaic Artist
I design & make decorative mosaics & soldered pieces using hand-cut bone china & glass, mostly for interiors. No two items are exactly the same, although some motifs are repeated. I sometimes incorporate freshwater pearls, vintage jewellery, customised glass beads & other found fragments in my designs. I try to include the maker’s mark to show the china’s provenance, and I enjoy adding quirky details such as tea cup handles, lids & bases.
My newest designs are wall-hung plaques with half-teacups, jugs or bowls set into a china mosaic background. These are a unique way to display fresh or dried flowers, air plants, real or artificial foliage and other objects. They also look lovely just as they are, showcasing the beauty of the china tea sets that I collect & re-purpose. More examples can be found (see shop)
My portfolio also includes birds, fish, hearts, stars, angels, clocks & mirrors. My Christmas collection includes wreaths, robins, Dala Horses, snowmen, hearts and hanging tree decorations made with china & glass.