What to look for in a Roman mosaic

July 24, 2017

The latest newsletter with an article on what to look for in a Roman mosaic when you see one in a museum or at an archaeological site. http://mailchi.mp/e9244b3106ac/what-to-look-for-in-a-roman-mosaic

Latest newsletter

April 17, 2017

This newsletter has the send part of a article on points of focus and why they tried to avoid them in ancient mosaics. http://mailchi.mp/f6aed4972c75/9e9dd28nax

The latest newsletter

February 20, 2017

Newsletter on Roman mosaics, https://t.co/zqOST80htL this includes instructions and drawings on how to draw the vertical strand double guilloche border pattern.

Christmas offer on online courses

December 16, 2016

There is another newsletter out with details of the first workshop dates here in Bury St Edmund’s for next year plus an offer on the online courses in Roman mosaics. These courses have no cut off date, once enrolled you always have access so you can take all the time you need.  http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2d14fb301256a220cb56590ad&id=e3e4c4c81f

Border mosaic widths

Using the staff & square

August 19, 2016
I’m still working on the manual on using the staff and square to set out geometric patterns, it’s taking way too long but it has to be hardest one I’ve worked on.
I’m breaking it down into as many steps as I can but it has to be done in such a way that it reinforces the principles you learn at the beginning. Then, as you get experience you can start to do away with certain stages as you have developed your eye for the work.
The photo is of one of the drawings I do for the course. I start with drawing in the centre tesserae, scan the drawing, draw in the next stage, scan it, and so on. Depending on the pattern there can be anything from 10 – 20 individual scans.
Something that has become apparent to me during this is the importance of using a square. It really helps with checking that certain elements of the pattern are correctly in line. The same as with the staff though it is something that you should use less and less as you go on.
four interwoven hearts 13.jpg

Website being redone

August 19, 2016

I’m redoing the website with another host so at the moment it is basically the homepage with ‘Website being updated’ on it. I’m trying to add things in a more cohesive manner so it will be easier to navigate around, well that’s the plan anyway!

Roman Mosaics – The Rules

July 10, 2016

Volume 1, Roman Mosaics – The Rules is now available as a PDF to download, 59 pages, the main text on making copies of Roman mosaics. £8.00 and you receive the download link on payment.


Volume I front page