Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Birds

Just before leaving home to come back to uni, I was lucky enough to spend some time in the company of a small flock of beautiful birds, all hand made by talented mosaic artist Kate Rattray. Quite unlike what the title of this post might imply, these birds were all very friendly and happy to co-operate for a photo or two!

Each bird has its own individual personality, and I can't quite decide which one is my favourite! They are designed to be hung either indoors or outdoors - don't they just look fantastic twinkling in the trees?

Kate produces her mosaic creations in a workshop at the bottom of her garden. Her pieces range from large framed works of art (have a look here), to wall sculptures (my personal favourite is this homage to Dali's 'Ruby Lips'), to smaller items like these birds, as well as necklaces, all available through Folksy. Flower brooches, eye brooches, and 'flying ducks' have been promised for the future, so keep your eye out for these!

It was a real privilege to borrow the birds for a mini photoshoot in the garden out in the winter sunshine. I hope you like the photos!

Kate also has a blog, so if you are interested in seeing how her mosaics are created, as well as background information on the inspiration for various pieces, be sure to have a look :).

What do you think of the birds? Where would you hang one?

Sadie xxx