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TEAM OZMOSAICS Dave & Sandy Robertson


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Surprise someone special with a pesonalised OzMosaics Gift Certificate.  Contact OzMosaics + organise!

Looking for a new hobby?  Wish to add artwork to your home, garden or business?  Feeling creative?!
Gift a mosaic art class or give a gift of mosaic tools, tiles + supplies.

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You will love Sandy's workshops!
Fun + inspiration + professional tuition!
Sandy will be running a mosaic workshop in Canberra in September 2019!
Enjoy the MAANZ Symposium + Floriade + Mosaics!
visit + find out all about it: www.maanz.org

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Over 200 shades of smalti!
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Everything you need to create mosaic art + craft!
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Mosaic Projects!  School & Public & Community Art!
Contact us to plan your project!
Check Sandy's portfolio - amazing projects in Australia + overseas.

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 Sandy Robertson has taught thousands of people to make beautiful mosaics over the last 2 decades at her beginner to advanced mosaic workshops in Brisbane, overseas and in many schools and communities.
Many students have gone on to run mosaic businesses and amazing artworks.  Sandy is proud of every student and knows once your hold a pair of Magical mosaic Leponitt mosaic cutting tools in your hands, it's usually the beginning of a lifetime of mosaic making.  Sandy's art is well known and she teaches diverse methods and uses a wide range of mosaic materials to turn into mosaic "tesserae".
Find your own mosaic flow (andemento) with Sandy. 
Whether you wish to create gorgeous mosaic garden pot planters,make mirrors, mosaic tables or wish to mosaic a wall - learn the basics with Sandy so every one of your mosaics lasts the distance.  Everyone can make mosaics, from kids to grandparents.  Use recycled materials and/or gorgeous glass, pebbles, stones or whatever to desire! 
Sandy will teach you how to shape, break, smash, create, glue, grout, seal ad more.  You are only limited by your imagination.  Don't just stand there, book in today!
I look forward to seeing you in your glass at Studio OzMosaics, in Brisbane.  Phone us for a chat or more info.  

Student comments:

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

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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!

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Shop with confidence at OzMosaics Online Store!   
Our shelves are loaded with vitreous glass mosaic tile, Dynasty Smalti - professional products for mosaic crafters and experienced mosaicists!
 

mosaic ball_sculptureOver a decade of mosaic experience & customer service under our toolbelt - we mean mosaic business!  
Whether you need one tile or a mile of tiles, contact us for helpful, friendly service and professional advice.  We are the mosaic experts and understand what you need, when you need it.


Get into OzMosaics and browse through our huge colour selection of mosaic glass tile. Vitreous tile, porcelain tile, glitter backed tile, gold tile, it's all waiting here for you.

Our online store allows you to relax at home and shop 24-7!    Purchase samples or buy with confidence knowing we care about your art and will do everything we can to supply you with what you need. 

100% money back guarantee!  We have been supplying customers for over 10 years and their repeat orders show how quality products, with expert advice and professional service all add up to "customer satisfaction".

We have what you need to make mosaics 

  • Tools & Accessories - Grout -sponges - spreaders -Sealers -  Glass, Porcelain, Smalti tile -  Mosaic Mesh
            • Thinset (Cement Based Adhesive) - Mosaic Grids -  Mirror pieces - Glass Fusions 
                    • Gift Baskets & Gift Certificates - Personalised  Tiles - your photograph on a tile!
                        • Mosaic Books - Mosaic Jewelllery Blanks
                            • Epoxy Grout / Sanded Grout / Unsanded Grout

Glitter Backed & Metallic Faux Tiles
2cm x 2cm / 1cm x 1cm/ 1.5 x 1.5 cm mosaic tiles
dave-robertson-mosaic-serviceWhen you're in the mood to mosaic, we have what you need!  
Shop at OzMosaics Online Shop or at our Studio Store by Appointment!
Dave Robertson is Studio/Store Manager and he will get your orders to you, quick fast! 
Please do not hesitate to contact us for advice on products, workshops or shipping.

Don't just stand there, break something!




Mosaic Inspiration

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mosaic portrait_face_workshopLast night I took a short break from breaking, shaping, nibbling, backbiting and snipping smalti and mosaic tiles; (I had been working all day on my second Nun mosaic portrait in my current commission)... and as I sipped on my latest refreshing drink (Lemon, Lime and Bitters cordial with Soda water) I enjoyed watching a documentary on the building, construction and amazing task of the building of the Palm Island project in Dubai.

I couldn't leave the room, even though I am working around the clock on my mosaic commission, as I was amazed, inspired and awestruck that such a project could evolve and in the time frame!   Wow!

No matter what one thinks of the project, the skills of man against the tide, sand, ocean and gigantic, hard work and effort by people around the world - it's beyond amazing;  the engineers, architects, builders, workers, everyone involved made what seemed an impossible dream come true!

I thought, goodness, I am complaining about housework, sorting my new office, getting this current mural, the Steve Irwin Mural and The Wesley Hospital Mural all done at the same time and look what was accommplished in this amazing feat of enginnering etc!  I felt revitalised, a new mosaic mojo, a surge of passion and a new will to get some jobs done - energy flowed through my mind, heart, body and my imagination was on fire!

So, I worked till 11pm on the mosaic project, ((Yippee, finished second of 4 portraits last night!), then installed my new Forum, before going to bed;  which is called MOSI Mosaic Forum -  one of the student access areas, when MOSI, Mosaic Online School International is launched in 2012 (date to be advised).  Tonight, I will install the MOSI Mosaic Club, a mosaic hub for students to share mosaic friendship, ideas, projects, receive feedback and a lot of other valuable and helpful mosaic information.

I woke early today, jumped out of bed (my sore back is on the mend, thank goodness!) and worked from 7am till 11 am sorting office, doing a huge sort, clean, vacuum, tidy of our formal lounge and dining room (hopefully, to become a gallery in due course) and then steamed the floors. Dave and I  put new soft pads under the dining table, the chairs, all the lounge furniture and coffee table, so I can slide these items easily when doing the vacuuming and steaming our beautiful old timber floorboards.

I feel so good!   As I sorted through at least 10 cartons (throwing away as much as I could and begging Dave to get rid of it before I kept it al!) I planned my mosaic projects.

These jobs, have been staring me in the face for ages.  You just have to do them and get them done!  I decided lots of of papers, patterns etc could get chucked - I can scan and photograph lots of it and get rid of the huge pile of boxes!

Music helps, a pot of tea or coffee, lots of drinks of water - I like the pop up drink bottles.... needs hydration as it's very humid in Brisbane today.
 I finished it all in record time.  Thank goodness Himself packed up the Christmas tree and decorations yesterday (even though I miss the cheeriness of the decorations and they remind me of the good times with family and friends recently, it was a job I was trying to find time for!).  Thanks Dave!

I removed visions of delicious ham sandwiches out of my mind and made Dave and I a light tuna salad with lovely tomatoes from Mum's friend, with slivers of avocado. (I am now on a diet of sorts to try and trim up, feel better and look good at Mark and Michelle's upcoming wedding).....good incentive.    A took a quick dip in our pool, I usually never get time, but I figure, doing a few laps and increasing each time is as good as trying to find time to go walking. (Just not happening lately).

So swim it is for now.  I now and sporting a shorter bob haircut, so I just shake my hair and let it dry  as it want's whilst working hard on mosaics.  I quite like the crinkled, messy look (ie don't have time to fiddle with blow drying when getting in and out of pool).  My swimming togs are too tight, so I am really going to try hard from today.  Bread is off the menu for a week.  Don't ask why, it just is.

Mosaic news!
Exciting thing happened half and hour ago.  I was cutting the white tiles with my Leponitts, Tile Nibblers and Scorer/Snapper too -and doing quite a difficult inner curve, backbiting and flipping tile over etc..........  I found a new way to use Leponnit Mosaic tile Cutters!

I took pics and a little video and this OMG! Tip (Online Mosaic Guru!) will be in the new MOSI Hot Mosaic tips and tricks, along with all my mosaic tips and tricks.  The list gets longer and longer.  I am also collating my adventures with my Hot Mosaics! Glass tesserae for mosaics, made in my Paragon electric glass kiln!

Heading back down to workbench now, studio is very messy looking, but it's all part of the OzMosaics Master Plan for sorting and preparing for first mosaic workshop in 2012 in two weeks. So looking forward to  this mosaic class and having a new bunch of students to share the fun, joy and mosaic addiction!    I am going to decorate the studio in pink weirndess for fun - we need lots of mosaic pinkness and mosaic light to get all the mosaics made this year!

I dream every night of Jelly Beans, will explain in due course ...... but it's exciting!

I am so happy that I crossed so many things off my list today!  I was slipping behind schedule, but it's interesting, when you take time out to get some of those bothersome  jobs done, you mind is less cluttered, you fret lessa and attack the mosaic commission with a freshness.

I am off to do the Nun's headwear, and plan the first of two mosaic stained glass (representative of old windows) windows - will do some of the flames for one window and perhaps the Dove with some little kiln embellishments.  I have photographs of the very old European church window and the very modern one - client has requested a modern version on them in bright colours!  I will use some of the new thin smalti tile, which is so beautiful in these windows, mixed with bricks and blocks of Dynasty Smalti, some chunks of Italian Smalti I have had here for many years and an weird and wonderful mixture of glass that simply works!  I can't wait.

Then, the two priests -  I have done the designs, they are printed and I am mulling over their mosaic materials as I finish the nuns.  The wording is almost done on two murals and I finally feel I am getting somewhere.  We had hiccups the last few months of 2011 and it's good to have a clear run for a few weeks now.

 I haven't decided when to kick off the Mosaic Addicts Tuesdays here yet, once I have these 6 murals under control, I will email and send a newsletter to everyone.  I can't wait to catch up with the Mosaic gang.  My outer studio fence walls are waiting for the huge mural (so much is ready, I just need installation time (hmmm, perhaps 3 mornings a week from 6-9 am working out on my footpath.... starting in Feb)....

The workshops are all full for the next two months and I will add more dates when I am on top of this project.  I have another very interesting project looming for discussion next week with client and I am looking forward to chatting with the Royal Brisbane Hospital about working with the Royal Mum's fundraising etc.

I have been invited to a Brisbane Zonta event in Feb (dates might clash with a quick break away at the Gold Coast with Mum, Dave and family, so we will see).

I am not game to look at all the other things on the 2012 Calendar....taking it one week at a time, but feeling good about it all.

I wish you all happiness, contentment and lots of positive productivity in whatever you do in 2012....keep well, eat well, love and hug a lot, be happy and dream of good things.  Pass along the passion for mosaics;  it's so good for you.
Don't just stand there break something - I am off to do just that!
Ps - As I sort my new office out, I have piles of additional  mosaic, tips and tricks, helpful information for my students.... each night I am photographing and entering the data to MOSI.  Won't be too long now....

Somewhere in the mosaic studio..

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Somewhere, amongst millions of tiles is a box of mosaic stone square tiles.  I have searched the last hour for them and will get Dave to take a look around the studio and learning centre.

I know they are somewhere, but I havent had them out for a few months and so many other projects have been stacked up I have "hidden" them from myself somehow.  Very frustrating.  I will have to "not look for them" so they will turn up.  Annoying though, as i need to cut half the box of tiles into halves and then run each cut over a file/brick for borders and interwoven sections in the murals.  grrrrr.

I am getting a cup of tea and will progress with the rest of the murals.  If they are lost in my studio, I will use something else, but i want these lovely, chalky looking, creamy, difficult to cut tiles, very badly.  LOL!  Here tiles, nice tiles....where are you?

Whilst look for the box, (don't you hate it when you can see the lost item in your mind's eye??) I found other interesting things and almost had a mosaic fit of excitement when I found some cartons of my blue precious china and pink china.  Ooohhh how i would love to being working on a dreamy mirror or decorating a boulder at the moment.  Never mind, that's for later, perhaps on mosaic addicts days here.

Looking at an old print under glass, reminds me of my teenager years;  an old Van Gough paint by numbers painting kit.....a pile of old framed paintins and prints are in the office area waiting for sorting.... good memories...ideas popping up.  Might check out on Google and plan an old master's workshop of one of the Van Gough bridges, good piece for students to learn and something different. Will check out copyright options/public realm on a few old masters next month and work in some mosaic workshops where permitted.  Portrait workshop this year will be good and different.  Couldn't fit it all in last year, will see how we go this this.

I have the making of all my mosaics for MOSI for interested students, in dowloadable and non-downloadable modules.   Quite a range of mosaic methods and projects;  quite nostalgic.

Anyway, onwards and forwards;  find these tiles, get the nun's headwear done this afternoon.  I selected the deep, dark blue Dynasty Smalti and lighter blue tones and vibrant cherry reds for the ribbon holding the Cross. 

It's very hot and humid, might be time for another swim.  Hot cuppa sounds good too.  Weird isn't it how a hot cup of tea is so refreshing in hot weather.  I don't drink the cold tea, that mum likes.... 

Back to the workbench.  Kettle just boiled. All in the day of a mosaic artist;  even though it's Sunday, I feel so good getting this work done, it's likea little holiday from stress;  ie: do it, don't think about it.  Staying away from Facebook as much as I can, just checking in when I stop to stretch away from the mosaics.  A little walk away from the workbench, gives me a fresh mosaic eye on return.

Cheers~!

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ozmosaics-australian-owned-proudly-australianOzMosaics has offers 2 comfy rooms for students if they wish to stay at the studio whilst attending a mosaic workshop in Brisbane.
Stay on site and close to the mosaic action.  Check for availability and costs on the workshop page and feel free to phone us for a chat.

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.  We have everything you need, classes, tools, equipment, supplies and inspiration,  Get the best start possible with a workshop at Studio OzMosaics or upgrade your skills with Sandy in an advanced class.

Hammer | Hardie TOOL

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.

NEWS!

Book Now! Mosaic Classes 2019

June 2019
We are back from our adventure to China + Japan!
Very inspired.

The new smalti + substrates class in June + July 2019 are fully booked
W
eekend Workshop

Workshop A -beginner
Workshop B - advanced

Visit the workshop page for other mosaic classes, dates + info.

Please phone Dave Robertson
07 38474873 to book a workshop or purchase a gift certificate.

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CERAMIC TILES!

Check them out in our Mosaic Web Store!
Red, yellow, PINK, orange, blues, green!
300mm x 100mm x 6mm
Perfect for mosaics!

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2018 MAANZ Qld Exhibition

MAANZ QUEENSLAND BRANCH
2018 MOSAIC ART EXHIBITION

Mosaic Association of Australia & New Zealand
presented
54 mosaics!
It was a wonderful exhibition atPercolator Gallery.

Mosaic Sandy Robertson award

I was thrilled to receive A Highly Commended Award for "Made to Last!".
Thanks to our judges Ian Skippen, Kylie Farrelly and Pamela Irving.
The Opening Night Party and Awards was so much fun and the gallery was packed to the rafters!
Thanks to all who attended.
Sandy Robertson

MAANZ (Mosaic Assn. of Australia & New Zealand)
Queensland Branch Rep.

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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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