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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


A creative gift!

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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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.

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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!

The Mosaic Professionals

Sandy's Mosaic blog

Art Show -

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mosaic birdbath_platterBusy this week making and finishing off some mosaic art for Zonta function on Sunday.  3 large birdbath platters, a selection of my mosaic artworks, mosaic jewellery and the "Blue Lady" mosaic scultpure and more.
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Fill up to the chins for a lovely swimming pool for birds and little mosaic people! Add candles and gorgeous for dinner decor!

I was inspired to make this mosaic platter when I saw 4 green and white check breadplates at the Gold Coast when on holidays with my mother in February 2012.  My first school uniform was green and white check and these little mosaic people are nostalgic.

Park Road Station (aka Boggo Road)

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Michelle sent me these photos of the mosaic artwork OzMosaics Community
parkroad1Art Project "pARTicipation" - Queensland Rail/Endeavour Foundation/Captain Starlight kids (Mater Children's Hospital Brisband Project) - still looking great after all these years!

parkroad2There are 12 mosaics at the station, I must get over there sometime soon to take up to date photos of the mosaics as it looks like there have been some upgrades at the station.   I was so proud of all the participants in this wonderful project.  Markets have now opened in the Boggo Road Precint so I would like to have a stroll there soon on a Sunday.

Thanks Michelle for photos of these six out of the 12 murals.parkroad3

Advanced Mosaic Workshop

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A wonderful workshop on Saturday!
4 students arrived and settled in by 9am.
The studio was ready - Dave had prepared the substrates with all hanging hardware included, the waterproof membrane was on the cement based sheeting and the base back had it's membrane overcoat of black paint.
All waiting for the artworks to unfold and ready to hang at home, in garden or indoors.

The china was rattling and almost tinkling with excitment - it knew it would soon have a new home in a magical mosaic of a vase of flowers.  The china would be transformed into delicate blooms, daisies, gerbras, fanciful flowers and more!   Vitreous tiles emerged as flowing floral trails, with mirror, wire and more embedded using Sandy's fabulous mosaic techniques.

The thinset was waiting, all black today, but Sandy had the wizard of mOz techniques awaiting for the bottles and other fabulous mosaic effects.  So much was in front of our eyes, the Leponitts would bring our dreams to reality.

Of course, Dave had a lovely morning tea of scrumptious "stuff" from the bakery and the coffee was brewing all day.

It was a hard day's work.  Non-stop and 4 students rose the the challenge of making a 40 x 30cm mural, finished by 5.30pm.  The students will scrub and beautify the mosaics at home (to allow the cement to cure overnight) and bring the brilliant mosaics alive!  The mosaics travelled home in huge bubble-wrap cocoons.

The delight, the passion, the students finding their mosaic legs, was such a brilliant time.  The atmosphere was charged and each mosaic took it's own direction, all starting from a similar idea and making their own.

The mirror twinkles, the background drama, the paints and special effects were so stunning.  I wish I had the mosaics here for a few days to absorb them myself!  The photos are still in the camera as Dave has gone down to photograph Brad and Lauren's kitchen while he retrieves our trailer.

I will spend today clearing the chaos (it's a wonderful time as I tidy the studio I remember every moment of yesterday's mosaic encounter!).

I will turn Studio 2 into another mosaic guest retreat, starting today.  So I am off to some fabulous music, coffee and moving tons of smalti stock to a new spot in the studio and make a cosy place for my family, visitors and more space to display mosaics.

I am getting some of my artwork printed on linen for the Diva Room and Downstairs Retreat - so excited about this!

And an awesome shower curtain. I will mosaic the shower recess over the next few months to match!  Decisions!!!!

The Carseldine mural will be completed later this week and cure for a week before installation. 
A very busy year ahead with multiple trips around Queensland working on community mosaic artworks and a trip to an Island to work on a marvellous mosaic seat in a National Park.  The jelly bean mosaic mural samples are being designed and it's very exciting.

Mark and Michelle's wedding in May and I have over 100 mosaic coasters to complete for the guests....they are looking gorgeous.

So, off and at it... hope everyone is well and happy.  Enjoy every day to the full and remember to care for others as a little support goes a long way......

Have a Happy and thoughtful Easter.  I look forward to the back to back Workshop A and Workshop B in two weeks!  The workshops fill up so quickly and I am so grateful to share my mosaic passion with you all.

Keep on tiling!
Cheers
Sandy
Queensland Mosaic Artist

MOSAIC WEB MALL

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THE MOSAIC MALL!
No matter if you need a handful of mosaic tiles, a metre of fibreglass mesh, a bag of grout or the best mosaic tool ever!! - the Leponitt Mosaic Wheeled Nipper tool - amazing quality + value - only $39! (beware of nasty, cheap copies!) -you will find everything for mosaics at Studio OzMosaics.

 

Proudly Australian!

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!

www.ozmosaics.com.au/shop
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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.

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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  • 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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