OzMosaics Artworks! Mosaic Art Professionals - Australia - Mosaic Store, Workshops, Studio - Incredible Service!

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!
Workshops
 
& massive range of mosaic Supplies
Buy mosaic supplies online in OzMosaics Mosaic Store.
Contact us to organise Gift Certificates
Special project?  Contact us for a chat?

School, Public & Community Art Projects & Management
Break, & create at Studio OzMosaics!
Sandy & Dave Robertson look forward to your participation in our fabulous mosaic workshops in Brisbane.  Beginner, Advanced & Special Project classes.
Student comments November 2017:

Beginner Class:   "When I attended OzMosaic Beginners course I knew not one thing about mosaics.  Boy did that change quickly!  Sandy is absolutely bursting with knowledge, enthusiasm, experience, techniques, tips, tricks and great mosaicing stories.  The workshop had a lovely welcoming and personable atmosphere and her passion for mosaicing is just so contagious.  By the end of the day I felt so motivated and confident to start my own mosaicing journey.  An absolutely fantastic day and so worthwhile for anyone who wants to try this fun craft! "    Michelle.

Advanced Course:  Wow!  Talk about value for money!  Our day was jam packed with even more information, techniques and hands on fun!  And the nicest part is that I took home a unique 3D mosaic that was my personal creation, yet made with the help of Sandy’s expert knowledge.  Not sure if the best part was smashing wine bottles, cutting glass, oozing grout, or just the great company!  I’d definitely recommend this course to challenge those further who have already done the Beginners Course.  Fantastic!".   Michelle

Special occasion coming up for a creative friend?  
Surprise them
with an OzMosaics Gift Voucher
They will love it.  Perfect for mosaic supplies or a mosaic workshop.
Contact Dave Robertson, Studio Manager on 07 3847 4873
to purchase the Gift Certificate which can be mailed or posted.
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Imagine yourself in a mosaic workshop.
Learn to mosasic or update your mosaic skills.  Fun, creative and wonderfully addictive.

Your mosaic teacher, Sandy Robertson, looks forward to meeting you and sharing the joy of mosaics!
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 2018!

The Mosaic Professionals

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OzMosaics products are professional quality and listed at a constant low price.  Compare our prices on mosaic glass tiles, tools, smalti etc  - we have the best prices and products for mosaics.  
Browse the
web store for our huge range of mosaic specialty mosaic art and craft supplies or visit our studio in Brisbane by appointment. 

coffee-area-mosaicOzMosaics are constantly searching for new products for our valued customers and if you need a particular product, please contact us.

We stock quality, professional mosaic products including grout, smalti, mosaic tools, adhesives, thinset, tiles, mosaic glass, mosaic fibreglass mesh, sealers, waterproof membranes and recommend Laticrete Australia cement products.

Set up your shop account in the OzMosaics Online Shop.

Check out our range of mosaic smalti - with over 264 colours you will have fun choosing tesserae for your next mosaic!

 We stock everything you need to make mosaics and our workshops teach you all you need to know to make mosaics.Bases, substrates, tools, nippers, files, sponges, grout, epoxy, thinset, cement based adhesive, waterproof membranes, presealers, final sealers, tile cutter machines, smalti, mosaic tile, glass tile, mirror, glitterback tile, gold tile, copper tile, vitreous mosaic glass tile, notched spreaders, fiberglass mesh, lightweight mosaic board, marmox, mosaic grids, fused glass, millefiori, beads, jewellery blanks, ball chains for jewellery, MAC glue, Weldbond, Mastic, Laticrete cement products, Liquid glass, rubber floats, 24k gold leaft smalti tile, glass scorers, Leponitt mosaic wheeled cutter tool, mini 1cm x 1cm tiles, 2cm x 2cm glass tile, mixed glass packs and more!   

 

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MAC glue

OzMosaics is proud to be the Australian Distributor for MAC Glue. Purchase this fast, clear drying adhesive from www.ozmosaics.com.au/shop

 

Light-weight Mosaic Boards LWMB

 mosaic_lightweight-base-dringsOzMosaics stocks Marmox  LWMB - Light Weight Mosaic Board.
It's what's under your mosaic that counts!
Mosaic art can be heavy and in some situations you may need a light weight mosaic substrate.

MAANZ members and professional mosaicists often select LWMB for exhibition works as it is a lighter option for murals and postage.  Consider LWMB next time you make a mosaic.

Contact Dave for advice or place your order in our online mosaic shop.

LWMB - mosaic boards provide a strong, waterproof, long-lasting substrate for mosaic decoration. Our boards are suitable for covering in tiles or over-the-top tesserae! An ideal substrate for thin bed tiling on walls and floors or even render finishes!

The mosaic boards are of high performance, waterproof extruded polystyrene, faced with fibreglass mesh embedded into a cement polymer mortar on each side, which adds extra strength and rigidity to the board. You need to select a suitable base depended on the mosaic size, weight, support required, hanging or installation requirements and location.

LWMB Board Sizes: available in 1cm and 2 cm thickness from OzMosaics Mosaic Shop

  • 30cm x 30cm
  • 30cm x 60cm
  • 60cm x 60cm
  • 60cm x 120cm

Please contact us for special orders.

*The hanging hardware mountings must be installed in the board before applying mosaic to the front of the LWMB.

*It's easy to install your hanging mounting and hardware but OzMosaics will install your hardware if requested.  Please contact Dave for special orders and pricing.

Many different materials are suitable for your mosaic base/substrate.
Always consider the project, the weight of the tesserae to be applied to the base, the location, indoor vs outdoor, weather conditions, which glue will be suitable, grout selection, tesserae, installation requirements and wear and tear/health and safety. MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) , cement sheeting, glass, metal, wood, LWMB (Light weight mosaic board) must be considered on their mosaic merits.

If you need more info, please contact us. We can source the materials, cut materials to size for your special project - ie bases made to order. Contact us for custom base prices and details.

Weight example:

30cm x 30cm x 1cm width   approx Weight = 230gm

Benefits:

  1. Lightweight base - takes the hassles out of weighty substrates.
  2. A great solution for mosaics to be displayed at art shows.
  3. Save money on freight and postage.
  4. Makes your mosaic lighter to carry around!
  5. It's durable, waterproof and easy to cut to shape.
  6. Use a saw or Stanley knife to cut the board into preferred size.

Purchase our fittings for hardware hanging (remember to purchase more fittings if you cut into more pieces!).   Fittings are only required if you wish to hang your mosaic.  You may wish to screw or glue your mosaic in it's installation site.

Purchase Thinset (cement based adhesive) from OzMosaics-  (#335) spread a coat over the sides and top of the board surface to strengthen and cover the hardware - gives a smooth finish.

If you are transferring a mosaic made by the mosaic fibreglass mesh method, your board will be even stronger!

Suggestions by mosaic artist, Sandy Robertson.

-Purchase the mosaic rubber float spreader and the notched trowel for ease of applying the mesh mosaic or spreading thinset topping on your mosaic board.

-Purchase fibreglass mesh as a joining mesh if you wish to join boards together to make a larger board. Use the thinset as the mesh adhesive.

-Want a thicker board? Use thinset to glue to pieces of board together!

-Joining two or more pieces of board? Use a strip of fibreglass mesh over the join, front and back and then coat in thinset.

TIP!

Planning to use translucent or clear glass as tesserae on your LWMB? Give the LWMB a render of white thinset (cement based adhesive - or other special effects) before you start the mosaic application.
By rendering your LWMB with a suitable colour of thinset, you can create wonderful effects beneath your translucent tesserae. Sandy has lots of tips and tricks on using render to create mosaic special effects. Join CLUB mOz and the Mosaic Community ARENA for discussions on these topics.

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INSTALLATION OF HARDWARE:

 

Mountings, countersunk screw, 40mm washer, small washer, D-ring, nut. Weight – 40gms per set of two

Price = $2.50 per set of two mountings - available in shop.

  • -Select where you want to place the D-rings and then punch or drill a hole approx 4mm
  • -Insert the screw through the 40mm washer so that it sits flush
  • -Insert the screw into the hole in the Marmox board
  • -Place the small washer onto the protruding screw
  • -Place the D-ring onto the screw
  • -Attach the nut and tighten with a Philips driver in the screw head and a pair of pliers on the nut. Don't over tighten.
  • The hanging wire is also included with the hardware mounting kit!

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This photo shows a 30x30 board with d-rings installed and wire.

Other shows plain board ready for mosaic application or hardware installation.

-*It is recommended to put a coating of THINSET over the screw head and washer on the mosaics side of the board, and along the exposed edges of the board.

Front hardware mounting.




 

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Sides are raw - edges should be coated with thinset to protect and complete the mosaic installation.

 




 

 

 

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Note:

MDF is a dense, light weight base board made of wood pulp mixed with resin. It is not suitable for outdoor mosaics as it is not water resistant. For outdoor mosaic art bases, select from LWMB, glass (suitable for mosaics), or a layer of cement sheeting over an existing base, or cement sheeting screwed to a wall. 

 

5 day workshop!

This workshop is full.
Contact us for waitlist.
October 2018
Workshop D
Brisbane.

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.

Mosaic Artworks

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Our mosaic services

  • Specialty Mosaic Art Supplies
  • Mosaic Online Shop
  • Mosaic Classes & Workshops
  • Studio Store - by appointment
  • Bespoke Mosaic Art
  • Public & Community Art
  • Art from the heart
  • Mosaic Addicts Group

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Contact us

  • Studio OzMosaics
    Cnr 492 Cavendish Rd & Arlington Sts
    Coorparoo  4151
    Brisbane Queensland Australia 
    Parking & Studio Entry in Arlington Street
  • Studio Visits by appointment only
    Need Directions?  Please contact us
  • Tel: (+617) 3847 4873
  • Mob:   0434 984 132 

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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