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Art and life entwine as I prune, weed, water and plant this beautiful autumn. I’ve been printing some pendants and garden quotes for a commissioned mosaic piece- very fragile and far trickier than I imagined- each underglaze has a different density and I keep forgetting that prints transfer back to front- not usually a problem until I need to print writing or maps. 29 more words


Mosaic Workshop at Mass College of Art

I taught a mosaic workshop which took place on two consecutive Sundays in April 2014.  Six students worked on pieces that were approximately eight by eight inches.  205 more words

Studio Life

Happy Easter Sunday

In between cooking and eating our Easter Sunday roast, entertaining my close family with games of scrabble, devouring hot cross buns and cups of tea, I have managed to squeeze in a little tile cutting…in fact my fingers need a rest now. 120 more words

Elaine Farmer Mosaics

Happy Easter!

Χριστός ἀνέστη!  (He is risen!)  Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!  (Risen indeed!)  Traditional Easter Greeting in Jerusalem.

Scenes of Holy Sites of Jerusalem at Easter.


An icy cool commission has begun.

I have recently been commissioned to create a mural for a couple who were married in the Ice Hotel in Sweden. I am creating a mosaic panel based on the wedding bedroom and am waiting for the shimmery iridescent tiles that I ordered to arrive so I can begin the icy scene. 105 more words

Elaine Farmer Mosaics

Insufficient saintliness

That’s the ‘glass is half-full’ version of the mood. The other title could be “The down side of reasonableness” — when you are a reasonable enough person, you know that you can’t have all the niceties you might like; you can’t outright change the basic ways other people interact with the world. 74 more words