Tag Archives: commission

Sauna mosaic ceramic tiles

I am busy preparing the ceramic tiles for the background of a Sauna mosaic commission. The mosaic will consist of a large Lotus flower in crystal glass with the ceramic tiles forming the background. This mosaic will be installed on a 5 square meter wall and cement bench inside a large residential sauna in Constantia, Cape Town. […]

Mosaic bath installation

I recently installed the second part of a large bathroom commission. The shower part has already been installed in the bathroom. The client requested the bathroom interior to be decorated with special crystal glass mosaic tiles. The whole mosaic was handmade and it took over 100 hours to manufacture and 40 man hours to install. […]

Mosaic bathroom floor

The installation of my latest architectural bathroom floor commission is in progress and going very well. My client is a diver and has a love and in depth knowledge of the sea. She requested that the mosaic be like “walking on sea water”. I received some really lovely photos of sea water that she had taken […]

Mosaic fireplace protector

I recently received a commission request to design a mosaic to protect a bamboo floor from the sparks produced by an indoor fire place. I designed a mosaic according to the clients specifications and dimensions. This fireplace protector sits below the fire and prevents any damage to your floor. Please remember to sign up to […]

My mosaic featured in Craftwise magazine

Mosaic in Craftwise magazine

A mosaic project of mine, featuring a mosaic in support of the Rhino Action Group Effort, was recently featured in a top craft magazine, Craftwise, along with 11 other fellow mosaic artists. The Mosaic Association of South Africa regularly creates competitions for its members to participate in and the challenge was to create a a […]

Africa’s greenest hotel mosaic mural installation

Mosaic artist, Jo de Freitas, completed her big mural commission for the Greenest Hotel in Africa, Hotel Verde. The installation took place at the hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. I promised installation photos, so here they are. The artist first laid the final mosaic out in a church hall to ensure everything was in order, […]

A mosaic mural for Africa’s greenest hotel

Mosaic water drop

My friend and professional mosaic artist, Jo de Freitas, recently started and completed a very big mural commission for the Greenest Hotel in Africa, Hotel Verde. This environmentally conscious hotel is situated in Cape Town near the Cape Town International Airport. The mural is to be 16 meters high and 4 meters wide. This was […]

Mosaic Christian cross

Mosaic christian cross - Tokai

This was an interesting project for me. I have never attempted a cross before, and was keen to try one. I had to cut 2 short arms and one longer one. Next I glued the 2 short parts onto the longer length with liberal amounts of very strong wood glue. To further strengthen the jointed […]

Traditional red mosaic post box

Red mosaic postbox

I recently received a request to mosaic an existing mail slot flush in the wall with a colourful decorative cover to make it more attractive. I did some research and thought of the idea to design and cut a “postbox” shape out of wood and mosaic it in the traditional colors of the european post […]


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