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Mosaic Mastery!
the Wizard of MOS!
mos logo emporium smllOzMosaics STUDIO + STUDIO SHOP
07 3847 4873 
Studio visits by appointment only

TEAM OZMOSAICS Dave & Sandy Robertson


Something special for Mother's Day!

Surprise Mum or the special ladies in your life with a pesonalised OzMosaics Gift Certificate.  Contact OzMosaics + organise!

Imagine mum's delight attending a workshop or buying 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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HUGE RANGE of mosaic glass tiles!
Over 200 shades of smalti!
Quality Laticrete Australia Products!
| Best prices & service | 20 years!
tiles | tools | mesh | sealers | mirror | grout | thinset + more...

Everything you need to create mosaic art + craft!
Shop online  www.ozmosaics.com.au/shop

Mosaic Projects!  School & Public & Community Art!
Contact us to plan your project!
Check Sandy's portfolio - amazing projects in Australia + overseas.

Keep up with Sandy!
LIKE OZMOSAICS on Facebook!
FRIEND SANDY on Facebook!     

Join our mailing list at MOS
The Mosaic Online School is coming!
+ you will be amongst the first to know when the school online gates open! You will love MOS!

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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!

The Mosaic Professionals

Sandy's Mosaic blog

China secrets

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Taking on the role of Mosaic China Whisperer, I coaxed a plate (very, very tough one) to let me score and nip it and then explore it's inner beauty......I bet these plates could tell story or two.  Even if they screamed "pick me! pick me!" at the second hand shops etc no-one would really want them.  Scratched, banged up, awful faded pattern....I am so pleased that I can rescue these plates and give them a new home amongst the mosaics in my studio.  I treasure them and am so gleeful;  they often cost "about nothing" and they hold a secret for mosaic artists......

When you look beyond, oft you are rewarded.  Let go of mosaic hangups and free yourself to discover the tesserae that is around you. Mix it with the rest and be prepared to be excited.

Want to know more?  Articles and photos coming soon to MOSI Online Mosaic School - or attend an advanced Mosaic Workshop at OzMosaics.

If you want your mosaics to stand out from the crowd and not blend in with what's "popular" you need to go out on a plate rim or too and this is not about smashing plates, this is about a tesserae you may have missed in your journey.

It's very exciting, raw and encourages you to explore.  And why stop at plates..... You never know till you give it a go.  My students know that you need to feel the china, caress it, explore it, know it, listen to it, encourage it to get a true mosaic performance, whether 2D or 3D  - you are handling something special that has had many emotions poured out, whether the best pumpkin soup, a caring cup of tea, a healthy breakfast or a tray of lamingtons,......if the cups could tell the stories;  the tea towel fights, the late night suppers, grannies tea parties, gossip, love, hate, relationships;;;  hmmmmmmmmmm

PS  I have been entranced with china and found objects since my first mosaic. Mixing tesserae has always been a passion but it's not a case of plonk into grout and grout or whatever, it's seeing something else in what's facing you.   Years ago, I found there is more than meet's the eye in objects other than smalti, stone and stained glass, vitreous glass tiles etc.  It's so awesome to be able to have it all, the mosaic world is your oyster and your art is the pearl.

Recycle, reuse, relove, reveal.  New things are old immediately, to have no mosaic bounds.

Church Mosaic Murals - Commission

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January 2012 finds me working on the 6 mosaic panels for a mosaic commission in Brisbane to be installed end of February 2012.
carseldine grouting_mosaicThis shows pre-grouting in progress to guage grout colour in different sections of the mosaic mural.
Video clips showing the making and grouting of each mural panel will be uploaded to MOSI in due course for OzMosaics students.

This mosaic by Sandy Robertson shows a mix of tesserae:  china, plates, Dynasty Smalti, stone border tiles.  The cutting, slicing and dicing of the china, how to place, how to get particular cuts easily and many more tips and tricks are in the video clips and mosaic info modules coming to MOSI(Mosaic Online School International).  MOSI will give more to mosaic students than ever before.

Mosaic Art Blog by Mosaic Artist Sandy Robertson

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sandra robertson_photoI hope you enjoy reading the Mosaic Blog entries.  You can keep up with my mosaic diary on Facebook.
Sandy Robertson (friend me) or Like OzMosaics page on Facebook.

2014 is jam packed with mosaic adventures: workshops at the studio are constantly filled, trips to community art projects are always busy but fun and I have 3 huge mosaic commission in progress in 2014.
It's a busy but rewarding mosaic life.

Click on items in the menu to find out more.  I hope to meet you in a workshop one day.

Book into OzMosaics Smalti Australia workshops, Beginner workshops, Advanced and more!

OzMosaics loves Dyansty Smalti! - We have lots of stock - it's affordable, over 264 colours, with a mix of modern and antique shades!  The antique colour chart will have you rushing to make mosaic portraits.  The Dyansty smalti is based on mosaic shades of the Byzantine era.  Luminous, soft and perfect for skin tones or when you want a softness in your smalti glass.  Browse the stock in our online store or ring for an appointment at our Coorparoo Studio shop.

The modern smalti is strong and bold in colour and it is wonderful to mix up and create stunning mosaics.
Sandy will teach you how to  "spread your smalti further" and work your smalti glass into tinted thinsets and more.

Even if Byzantine style mosaics are not your mosaic cup of tea - learning the smalti traditional techniques will give you more depth in your contemporary mosaic design.  Imagine incredible mosaic eyes, delicate hibiscus blooms - come and get into shading and colour technique in mosaic mixed media.
 
Check info in the 2015 Workshop & Classes menu. 2014 was jam-packed with booked out classes all year.

Sandy's students are addicted to mosaics and the smalti classes have been wonderful!
Students have skills to create traditional mosaics, using andamento/opus techniques.
Create and make your own take on the Byzantine style of mosaic and add a contemporary twist.  The students created some fabulous mosaic "eyes" or little creatures and have taken the mosaics home to continue the mini masterpieces.

It's amazing - delving into the colour wheel helps bring out the beauty of colour blends in your mosaics.  Sandy covers this in the smalti class and you will learn how to break down your patterns into mosaic design/traditional style.


mosaic-mural-australiaWorkshops are filling as fast as we list them, which is wonderful and I look forward eagerly to every workshop; many are at OzMosaics Studio and quite a few will be "out and about".  Meeting people who love mosaics or who are eager to learn and create their own mosaic artworks is fantastic and together we all grow our love of mosaic art and craft.

Our mosaic web shop is so busy and Dave Robertson, Studio Manager and Customer Service Manager is always on top of the orders and gets them to our customers as quickly as possible.

Mosaic with Sandy Robertson -  "don't just stand there, break something!"
Mosaic workshops
- beginner to advanced classes and workshops. Commissions, Public Artworks, Community Mosaic Workshops, event projects, reused and recycled art in the community, art from the heart!

NEWS!

Book Now! Mosaic Classes 2019

OzMosaics Studio + Mosaic Store
will be closed
Monday 13th May to Monday 3rd June.

Reopening Tuesday 4th June 2019.
Please place orders by Friday close, 10th July 2019.

3 places left in July
Weekend Workshop

Smalti + Undulating Surfaces - July!
Book now! It will be awesome!

Workshop A -beginner
Workshop B - advanced
Visit the workshop page for class dates + info.

Contact us to organise a personalised Gift Card for someone creative!

Phone Dave 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!

www.ozmosaics.com.au/shop
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NEWS! MOSAIC ART 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.

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
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  • 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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