Botanicals

BOTANICALS

I love trees, flowers and plants and I have a special affinity for indigenous plants. Here are just a few of the botanical mosaics that I have created.




“Lupins in New Zealand”

Size: 47 x 120 cm
Price: COMMISSION (Canada)

Inspiration: Commission of lupins growing in New Zealand. All the flowers are hand sculptured in glass.





Title: “Dog Rose on Fence”

Size: 40 x 80 cm
Price: AVAILABLE

Inspiration: This artwork is part of ‘SEND ROSES’ exhibition at Lime and Roses in Nottingham Road. Currently on exhibition. Made from hand fused glass, each flower is 3D in profile. Inspired by the spring roses currently growing along my fence!





Title: “Red Roses”

Size: 40 x 80 cm
Price: AVAILABLE

Inspiration: This artwork is part of ‘SEND ROSES’ exhibition at Lime and Roses in Nottingham Road. Currently on exhibition. Made from hand fused glass, each flower and leaf is 3D in profile. Inspired by the red roses currently growing up against the wall of my studio!





Title: “Poppies and Daisies”

Size: Tripytech each panel 60 x 120 cm
Price: COMMISSION (South Africa)

Inspiration: Each giant orange poppy and yellow daisy is different and individually handmade from fused glass. We decided to go with a neutral white background (of my favourite handmade white crackle tiles) to show off the flowers (and because the foreground is so busy). Lots and lots of work but I absolutely loved doing this very big and different mosaic!





Title: “Remembrance”

Size: 50 x 40 cm
Price: SOLD (South Africa)

Inspiration: One of the most iconic flowers, the bright red poppy. Not only a striking symbol of remembrance, but also one of the most stunning spring flowers. Each of these flowers, buds and stems are individually handmade in glass.





Title: “Promise of Spring”

Size: 40 x 50 cm
Price: SOLD (South Africa)

Inspiration: The colourful California poppies are such a welcome and bright sight when they burst into colour at the end of winter. Each of these flowers, buds and stems are individually handmade in glass.





Title: “Wild French Field”

Size: 50 x 160 cm
Price: COMMISSION (France)

Inspiration: It has over 100 glass flowers, including poppies, lavender and cornflowers, each one is different and individually handmade. All the buds, stems and grass leaves, as well as the ladybirds and big European bumblebees were also handmade on the flame torch or in the kiln. We decided to go with a neutral white background (of my favourite handmade white crackle tiles) to show off the flowers (and because the foreground is so busy). Lots and lots of work but I absolutely loved doing this very big and very fun mosaic!





“Wild French Field”

Size: 50 x 160 cm
Price: COMMISSION (France)

Inspiration: Close up





“Wild French Field”

Size: 50 x 160 cm
Price: COMMISSION (France)

Inspiration: Close up





Title: “Botanical Sugarbush Protea”

Size: 45 x 65 cm
Price: SOLD (South Africa)

Inspiration: The bright pink Sugarbush Protea, which must be one of South Africa’s most iconic and striking flowers. The white background tiles are handmade with a subtle crackle effect.





Title: “Botanical Sugarbush Proteas”

Size: 45 x 65 cm
Price: SOLD (South Africa)

Inspiration: The endemic pink sugarbush proteas, which must be one of South Africa’s most iconic and striking flowers. The white background tiles are handmade with a subtle crackle effect.





Title: “Botanical Agapanthus”

Size: 45 x 65 cm
Price: SOLD (South Africa)

Inspiration: The distinctive agapanthus plant that is native to southern Africa (but commonly found in gardens throughout the world!) The white background tiles are handmade with a subtle crackle effect.










Title: “Botanical Aloe Vera”

Size: 45 x 65 cm
Price: SOLD (South Africa)
Inspiration: The distinctive bright flower spike of the Aloe vera. The red florets are made from fused (‘hot’) glass in the kiln. The white background tiles are handmade with a subtle crackle effect.





Title: “Botanical Pincushion Proteas”
Size: 45 x 65 cm
Price: SOLD (France)

Inspiration: The endemic Pincushion Proteas, which are one of South Africa’s most distinctive proteas with their spiky flowers. The flowers are made from fused glass in the kiln. The white background tiles are handmade with a subtle crackle effect.