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OzMosaics has everything you need to make mosaics!
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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.  

News:  
Sandy is a Symposium Presenter & running a mosaic workshop at the MAANZ Symposium in Hobart in August!  Hope to see you there!  Contact us for more info.


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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 tools you need?

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 commission for University of Queensland Water Engineering - Level 1 of the Advanced Engineering Building.  *more info here
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Keep up with Sandy Robertson & OzMosaics on Facebook.  Friend Sandy Robertson or like OzMosaics Page!  Sandy moderates Facebook Group  "Mosaic addics United!".  

The Christmas Island Mosaic Project was incredible too!

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!

The Mosaic Professionals

Shopping for China for mosaics

Visit to the Brisbane City Council Tip Shop - Acacia Ridge


Even though it looks like I have a ton of odds and ends (mosaic stash) in my garage, garden, perhaps under the bed, the ceiling and many nooks and crannies, I still needed to go on a mosaic treasure hunt on Sunday for some more china and found objects to include in the Mosaic Floriade workshop.

It was a bright and sunny, beautiful Brisbane April morning and first stop was the Tip Shop at Acacia Ridge. Last year I was a selected artist in the Brisbane City Council Tip Shop Competition (Bridezilla) and I always try and buy my cups and saucers, quirky items and bases at the Tip Shop.   There was not a huge selection, it depends on the day, but I did find a wonderful heart shaped lid with ceramic flowers (heart beats a little faster when one finds these perfect items for mosaics) and some good yellow mugs and china to reshape.

There is a good selection of furniture at this Tip Shop if you like to renovate and it's fun to fossick and sometimes the items seem to find you!  The staff are really helpful and friendly and I would have liked more time, but there were other things on the agenda.   The staff are always happy to not have to "wrap" all the items.  I smile to myself when people at most Op shops say "well you are only going to smash it, so why wrap it?"  

After 14 years, I don't bother anymore to say, I don't smash it, I reshape the items very carefully, with quite intricate cuts and I am very particular not to break anything until I am ready.  So I often fret on the way home as items tinkle away in the back of the 4WD that they may break, but in the end, mosaic artists know how to put things back together.  I really was grateful the Santa Claus pot and lid were wrapped, it's a quirky find and I love it.

The concrete planters are really great at the BCC Tip Shop at Acacia Ridge and one day I will find time to get some for my own home, to mosaic, of course!  I did spy some sturdy table bases, but Dave was already in the car and I knew not to push my luck.  I was happy with my mosaic stash finds.  Probably when I am ready to mosaic some pots again, they will be all gone.  Such is life.

As we were halfway there, we decided to push on and check out the Logan dump recycle shop.  It was a very busy place.  There were 2 shelves of crockery, I think it had been well picked over by Sunday lunch time, there were big crowds coming and going.  Somehow I had envisioned more items, we will try and visit on a week day in the future but it's hard as I am so busy 24/7.

It was very handy having big trolleys and lots of room to move around and Dave commented on the huge assortment of bicycles at this dump shop.  Do people just chuck out things these days as it's too much trouble to find a new home for items or sell them?  I saw a fellow walking out with a kid's scooter and he couldn't wipe the smile off his face.  I hope the kid is as happy as he is when he gets his cleaned up scooter. It's a nice feeling to see things leaving the two shops with delighted customers.   Great to see things on a never ending circle of use.   I also become green with envy when another couple walked out with two tiny painted chairs.  I could see them nailed to a wall on my home with pots of geraniums.  That's the trouble, you get too many ideas and too little time.

So I really behaved myself and only filled one trolley to the top with coffee mugs, and three plates.   That was about all to pick from.  There were more interesting oddments at the Acacia Ridge Tip Shop.  Again it's all about timing and what's there on the day.  Other days, there has been huge mosaic bounty but I think Sundays are the dregs after Saturdays.  However, a really trained mosaic eye can see past the obvious and the mind's eye displays such possibilties with the most simple of items.

Dave, being so thoughtful, had put about 6 boxes in the 4WD so after I bought most of the coffee mugs in the place, ($15 !!!!!) we trolleyed the loot out to the car and as we unpacked we put them in colour groups in the boxes.  How is that for being organised?!  The gold mug was a great find. I think I will wash it up well and use it today for mosaic inspiration as it reflects my hands as I work at the mosaic table.

We stopped by at one of our besties place and surprised her with a visit.  Thanks Jan for a lovely salad roll and the beautiful bunch of home grown roses. I love roses.  It was so generous of you to pick every bloom for me, that really made me realise how giving and receiving can be so pleasurable - I treasure that moment and Jan loved sharing the roses that her Dad taught her to grow to such perfection.  I love making mosaic flowers, it's my passion and having such colour and perfume in the studio is sheer joy.

The china cups and coffee mugs are happily sitting in their boxes awaiting their transformation. I will try and get time to find a space for them today, but priorty one is working on a mural commission today.  

if you would like to learn how to cut china into flowers and mingle with wine bottle greenery etc, book into a mosaic workshop.  You need to do my Beginner/Mesh Method workshop first so you have the skills to move into the Floriade workshop.   Making a mosaic vase of flowers using OzMosaics methods and tips and tricks is a good investment to advance your cutting skills.  It also gives you more freedom with your mosaics to be more inclusive of other tesserae.  Mixing modern and ancient mosaic methods and materials brings out your own style, rather than being locked into what's been done before.

When you visit Op shops etc don't just look for the pretty floral china and trinkets, look at the worn and the left on the shelf items, they are true mosaic finds when you look beyond their original use.

A few photos of the mosaic jaunt:


Here are a few photos from the mosaic jaunt:











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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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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! 

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