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A collection of additional projects

My other work

School work

I have mosaiced many school mosaics – working with the children, staff, governors and visitors including St. Luke’s C of E Primary School ‘Dove’.

Temba The Lion

Temba the lion was the belle of the ball as part of The Pride In Bournemouth public art’s trail in and around Bournemouth.  Temba the white lion, reflected  the aura of Audi with a mane of Swarovski crystals and 2 diamonds – a twinkle in an eye and the tip of the tail. The body was delicately sprayed with car paint in layers of white to define the form. He sold for the highest price at the auction.

The Jigsaw Elephant

The task was to create a colourful and family friendly 3D elephant sculpture using donated jigsaw puzzles from an amnesty in Hobbycraft stores. For each puzzle donated, a new one was donated to a hospital. This piece was commissioned by one of Uk’s leading independent consumer PR agencies – Mason- Williams for client Jumbo Games

The finished elephant was donated to a wonderful charity ‘ Together for Short lives’ for auction. The Jigsaw elephant was featured in BBC News, on a Russian blog, trade publications, receiving  international, national and local publicity.

Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

I was commissioned to create a series of exciting catwalk garments using a wonderful array of mosaic tiles from exclusive tile ranges including pearl and mosaic tiles named after cocktails. The garment designs are based on 2014 trends such as tribal inspiration, Pop Art, the tennis skirt and trainers a nod to Wimbledon, tiny detailed blossom to the Chelsea Flower Show. The catwalk took place at the new Designworks Tiles Showroom in St. John’s Street, starting a series of activities during Clerkenwell Design Week 2014. There was a standing ovation!

The Hippocampus

Private Commission of a ‘Hippocampus’ / sea monster based on a mythical creature – the head of a horse, body of a serpent and lower part of a dolphin’s tail with surrounding traditional Greek inspired wave patterns in elegant creams, tones of blue and white gold details for the jacuzzi area by the swimming pool.

Love and Flourish

‘Love and Flourish’ the blue mosaic egg has two flowers – the orchid is the chosen flower of Thailand, the home of many elephants in Asia and the rose, the flower of England.

Flowers, as with animals and children, need the right conditions to grow and develop into their full beauty, as well as love and protective surroundings.

The white rose, with its meaning of purity, innocence and pure love that all human beings should have as a child. This egg was situated in Duke of York Square, Chelsea during The Faberge Big Egg Hunt.

Julia’s House

I have worked with children, staff and parents creating 3 mosaics for Julia’s House – all based on the Jurassic Coast.

Finn the Lion

Finn The Lion was created with individual fish created by local school children mosaicked into waves on the lion. The lion was a community project sponsored by the Dolphin Shopping Centre.

‘Natalie has, among other projects, created The Dolphin Shopping Centre’s beautiful Pride in Bournemouth lion Finn. Natalie liaised with local schools in order to deliver a truly community focussed piece of art. Always very professional with a very positive attitude to projects from idea stage through to production. A pleasure to work with at every stage’

Heroes and Hearts 2013

I was commissioned to mosaic a ‘heart’ with over 2,000 tiny white hearts made painstakingly by hand and stuck onto the ‘heart’ by the patients in the children’s ward of Poole Hospital.

The tabletop heart, called ‘Kimeta’ ( meaning sparkle), was 17 inches tall, weighed about 28 lbs, was part of a public art event ‘Hearts and Heroes’ in San Francisco and situated in Macy’s window in Union Square during the event. The ‘heart’ was auctioned on Valentines day and sold $15,000 for the San Francisco Hospital Foundation.

‘ It took 27 hours door to door to deliver the heart via coach, car, two planes, taxi, bus and lashings of tea waiting for connections and flying to travel the 5,341 miles for this wonderful cause. I have been asked why? Well, I know from previous public art projects art really can make a difference. I fell in love with San Francisco after finishing my degree at Winchester School of Art and knew I would be back. The States doesn’t have the NHS like Britain and working within hospitals and hospices here, I know what great work they do and wanted to support projects that will make a difference’.

National Trust sculpture trail

I was commissioned to mosaic a 3D star ( a tetrahedron) for ‘Star Gazing’ a sculpture trail around the grounds of National Trust’s Mottisfont Abbey and Gardens, Hampshire.  The 3D Star was 600mm high and 600mm wide and mosaiced with iridescent tiles to capture the light. The core of the star was a steel rod structure. It was attached to a paving stone during this public event. The 3d star was situated in the formal gardens in sight of the famous mosaic angel by Boris Anrep.

Queens Park Primary

Queens Park Primary school’s mosaic celebrated The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with flag waving pupils in their smart uniforms, the golden carriage carrying the Queen, the Olympic torch, their logo of the’ Queen bee’, British flowers and the union jack based on original children’s drawings.