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Sandy Robertson - Mosaic Artist & Instructor. Fine Art, Bespoke Art, Public & Community Projects, Studio & Online Mosaic Shop - Huge range of Mosaic art & craft supplies/mosaic classes & workshops - mosaic tiles, tools, mesh, smalti, art glass etc. Brisbane 3847 4873 email [email protected] Everything for mosaics in the mosaic store. Learn to mosaic!

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OzMosaics has everything you need to make mosaics!
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Shop for Mosaics supplies 24/7 in our Web Shop!

Break, create and make mosaics in 2017 at Studio OzMosaics!
Sandy & Dave Robertson look forward to your participation in our fabulous mosaic workshops in Brisbane.  Beginner, Advanced & Special Project classes.

New in OzMosaics Mosaic Store!
Smooth-edged, glass, petal and leaf shapes!
61 shades in frost, foil and crystal finishes.  


SURPRISE!  
Special gift idea for a creative person!

Birthday, treat, thank you or special occasion coming up for a creative friend?  
Surprise them
with an OzMosaics Gift Voucher.  Perfect for mosaic supplies or a workshop with Sandy, the Mosaic Guru!
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Imagine yourself in a mosaic workshop.
Learn to mosasic or update your mosaic skills.  Fun, creative and wonderfully addictive.

Beginner classes, advanced, 3D, smalti.  Learn the pique assiette method, mixed media, push-in, mosaic on mesh, indirect and many other methods with Sandy's famous mosaic tips and tricks!
What colour grout should you use?  What is thinset?  What mosaic tools are needed for smalti, glass, mirror and ceramic?

Use your imagination, explore Sandy's studio and mosaic store;  be inspired to create mosaics for your home, gifts, garden and who knows where it may lead?  Love OP shops? Sandy will help you reshape and embed found objects, precious mementos and more into your mosaic art and crafts.
Create contemporary portraits of your children, friends, loved ones, pets or adorn your pool walls, pots and floors!  
Anything is possible in mosaics!

Pools, walls, seats, pots, birdbaths, sculptures, mirrors, picture frames, cars, bathtubs, floors, windows, doors, kettles just about anything that stands still long enough to mosaic on!
OzMosaics specialises in traditional to modern mosaic techniques - from flat, mixed media, 3-D, whimsical and sculptural.


August 2016 saw the installation of the mosaic mural commission for University of Queensland Water Engineering - Level 1 of the Advanced Engineering Building.  *more info here
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Dynasty smalti is beautiful for making interesting tesserae in your glass kiln!
Use your Leponitt mosaic wheeled cutters, standard tile nippers or Hammer & Hardie to shape this beautiful tesserae.   
Compare OzMosaics prices on smalti, millefiori, Weldbond, Leponitt tools, files, grouting accessories, Mac Glue, Laticrete products, hammer and hardies, glass tiles, mirror, sealers, mosaicstandard/sticky mesh - and more!

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OzMosaics are Australia's professional mosaic supply store.
Great value, customer service and mosaic workshops.  
Students travel from interstate and overseas to learn Sandy's mosaic tips and tricks and absorb the creative atmosphere, with a devoted mosaic teacher.

Follow this link to set up your free online OzMosaics Mosaic Store Account or log-in and enjoy the great specials at OzMosaics Web Shop!

Hope you find some creative mosaic time in 2017!

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Ceramic tesserae - OzMosaics Mosaic Store

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ceramic mosaic tile glass ozmosaics australiaNew to OzMosaics!  Australian Hand Made Ceramic tesserae!
Sandy says:
It's very exciting to be collaborating with a very talented ceramic artist to produce mosaic ceramic tesserae for my clients, customers and students (and myself!) to include as special features, hightlighs and texture in our mosaics.

Each ceramic is made to order to up to 2-3 weeks is required to produce and deliver your special ceramic tesserae.  Flora, the ceramic artist, explains the process below and mosaic artists will understand the comparabile time and effort that goes into producing the ceramic tesserae.

From square tiles (great for borders or use your mosaic imagination!) to circles large and small, little pots (wonderful to add fun and interest in your mosaic murals), exquisite, luxurious floral blooms (mix and match in your mosaic art with your hand cut china and more!), loose petals, leaves and lots more to come!  I recommend these inclusions as I have often searched for something "extra special" to hightlight my mosaic art and now I am very happy to have these beautiful ceramics to do just this.    

Keep an eye in the shop, check back regularly as Flora and I explore the possibilites of this wonderful ceramic tesserae.   Send me your ideas for mosaic ceramic inclusions; Catherine and I will be pleased to explore all suggestions!

Ceramic artist Flora says, "my favourite part in ceramics is the pouring & making the items. It is like opening a Christmas present every time I open a mold & a wonder to me that I have made it, fascinating."Mosaic artist Sandy says,  "it's wonderful to have these exquisite ceramics to include in my mosaic art, I continually find the colours and texture beautiful to work with".  

We are very fortunate to have this beautiful ceramic tesserae available and hand made in Australia.

About the ceramic making process:

From the ceramic artist, Flora....
I have great joy creating ceramics and supplying OzMosaics with a mosaic range;  a mix of hand made and poured from a mould - ceramic flowers, petal, leaves, tiles and pots and more.  

The clay used is Duncan's Laguna with a mixture of brands for the glazes, underglazes & translucents paints.Before pouring commences, the molds have to be cleaned using an air hose, brush & other tools as required then strapped tight so no leakage of clay. The mold is topped up with wet clay until the desired thickness, then the mold is emptied leaving the shell or actual item. The piece needs to dry somewhat in the mold before it can be opened but not too long as it can crack as it shrinks. While the piece is wet, it can be carved into pieces or have cut outs done such as windows on a house.

Once the item is removed from the mold it needs to dry further which is known as leather dry, then is has to be cleaned by hand using sandpaper, wet sponge & tools to perfect the edges & shape  -- then they are fired for approx 8 to 9 hours which is called a Greenware Fire & they turn to Bisqueware.The cooling process is normally 3 times the fire time & then the pieces can be painted.  

When painting with glazes each piece needs 3 coats & each coat needs to be dried before applying the next which in winter time can take a while.  Then they are ready for the Glaze firing which takes approx 6 to 7 hours.  

When a piece is glazed, it can be used for outdoors and is dishwasher safe.Sandy says:  A lot of time, love, experience, talent and care goes into every ceramic created by the talent Flora.

ATTENTION CUSTOMERS:

Ceramics are made to order and may take up to 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Option 1:  A mixed order of ceramics and other products will be held until the ceramics are made.
                 This may take up to 2-3 weeks.
Option 2:  Order ceramics on a separate order.  

Please contact us if you wish to discuss the ceramic order.


 

Hammer and Hardie

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Hammer and Hardie mosaic tools 
Dynasty smalti glass tile!

 

 

Attend a Smalti Mosaic Workshop at OzMosaics!

Each student has the opportunity to use a hammer and hardie, Leponitt wheeled mosaic cutters, scorer tool and side nippers to shape the smalti glass tile.
Find which tool suits you and your style of mosaics.
OzMosaics sells Italian made Hammer and Hardies.
Browse and select from our wonderful range of Dynasty smalti.
The modern portable Hardie is a great idea to move your hardie workspace around your studio, workbenches, outside or travelling to worksite or mosaic workshops.

You can select your mosaic hammer from medium to heavy weight.
You can shape your smalti with side nippers and Leponitt Wheeled mosaic cutters but the hammer and hardie is an added luxury and very useful for breaking down large pieces of glass, smalti, stone and marble etc.

If your hands ache or you can't achieve all the shapes and edging you wish with the wheeled nippers or side nippers, a hammer and hardie suite of tools is a great investment.  It's in your hands to bring traditional and contemporary tools and materials, techniques and inspiration to your mosaic art and craft.

Australia Zoo - Steve Irwin Day 2011

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Mosaic Addicts are joining Team OzMosaics at Australia Zoo, 15th November, 2011.
Come and join us at Australia Zoo and put down some tiles to a mural on the day....

We will take names and photographs of all participants and complete the mural back at OzMosaics Studio, with the Mosaic Addicts Group.  Visitors to the Zoo will have fun helping make the mosaics and have the opportunity to toss a coin to raise funds for creatures great and small on the day. 

Look out for signage at Australia Zoo.  We will be working in front of the beautiful series of murals installed at the Zoo - the Steve Irwin Mosaic Tribute mural project . Amazing huge mosaic panels, made by mosaic artists, enthusiasts, children and families around the world.  A lasting tribute to the wonderful Steve Irwin, who we miss dearly.
The mural will be installed at the Zoo upon completion. The mural will have creatures features from the Wildlife Park at Australia Zoo.  Contact us for more info.  OzMosaics are sponsoring this mural and Laticrete Australia is supplying the glue and grout!
Thanks again Laticrete!  

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New in Store! Ceramic tiles & more!

OzMosaics are proud to bring hand made ceramic mosaic tesserae to our online Mosaic Store!  
Hand made by a Queensland ceramic artist with mosaic input from OzMosaics, it's exciting to have ceramic mosaic inclusions for our customer, clients and students to mix into their mosaic creations and artworks.
Loose leaves. pots and petals sell fast.
Contact Dave for special order or watch the shop for new arrivals.
For info on how to order and info about the ceramics visit these links and explore the products in store:
Ceramics for your mosaics  
Take a look at the ceramic flowers

Hammer and Hardie

Mosaic Hammer & Hardie traditional tools and modern PORTABLE desk top Hardies are now available from OzMosaics Web Shop - Tools Dept
The H&H will cut, shape, slice and dice your smalti, marble and a range of mixed media.  

Use your imagination and mix and match tesserae.
Sandy likes to use both the Leponitt Mosaic Wheeled Cutter and a Hammer and Hardie  for efficient shaping of mosaic tesserae.
From traditional to contemporary mosaic art, mosaic tools are at your fingertips. Explore.

Proudly Australian!

ozmosaics-australian-owned-proudly-australianOzMosaics has a comfy Room on the Deck for visitors to OzMosaics, B & B - accommodation for visiting artists, friends and students (check for availability).

It's always fun, busy and exciting at Studio OzMosaics - never, ever a dull moment.  OzMosaics provides a wonderful mosaic haven - our Mosaic Workshops in Australia will inspire and excite you.

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About us

 

OzMosaics provides a safe, happy environment for the making of mosaics! award-mosaic

Situatied in the hills of Coorparoo, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia our grand old Queenslander provides a mosaic haven for mosaic artists.

Students visit from around the world to learn with Sandy Robertson. 

Dave Robertson, Customer Service & Sales Manager takes pride in running the business, co-ordinating the Mosaic School and Workshops, plus shipping out mosaic orders on a daily basis! 

There is never a dull moment at OzMosaics - we hope to meet you or make friends on Facebook.

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