Originally, I trained as a jeweller and silversmith at Birmingham School of Jewellery and now work from a studio in Shrewsbury. About fifteen years ago I was asked to lead a primary school mosaic art project as artist in residence. After this I made the move from metalwork to glass and ceramic tiles.
My techniques have grown out of my early gem-setting skills, using small pieces of coloured stained glass, tiles and drops to create decorative embellished two-dimensional surfaces. Inspiration comes from my interests in East European and historic embroidered textiles, where brightly coloured silks are stitched against dark backgrounds, translating into using brightly coloured glass set within black grout.
Recent work has focused on mosaic floristry, using the garden as my inspiration, with sinuous trailing lines and floral shapes bursting with colour. A commission to create a series of floral garden stakes led me to create and extend my garden series, everlasting flowers bringing colour to a border or conservatory. There is also an influence from the landscape painting of Gustav Klimt, which shimmer with tiny spots of coloured paint.
I am now working on developing a range of wall panels using a more painterly approach to setting glass shards and drops.
T: 07768 132280
38c Wyle Cop
Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th
The Studio is both a mosaic workshop and gallery space and will be open 10.00am to 4.00pm on both Saturdays and 11.00am to 3.00pm on both Sundays.
ARTIST: Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio
CATEGORIES: Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery, Metalwork