|helen mary stewart - maker of fine mosaics - established 1991|
Inspired by the tiled rooms of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Helen Stewart chose to study the ancient art of mosaics. Some years later, while living in Sydney, Australia, she spent a year studying traditional glass & tessarae mosaic tiling. In 1991 Helen Mary Stewart Fine Mosaics was established.
The first piece she created was a shoe form covered in small hand cut shards of fine bone china. This original design soon became her signature. Early on in Helens career she began a long-standing working relationship with a client in Sydney who commissioned numerous mosaic pieces. These included 9 bathrooms that are reminiscent of Antonio Gaudiís work in Barcelona. Other large-scale commissions have been a Pebble Mosaic Ceiling, Mosaic Map, Mirrored Mosaic Bathroom, and numerous object díart.Her client base rapidly expanded and so too did her capacity to design and execute mosaics that were notable for their high quality and clean design.
Many clients continue to return to Helen for further commissions to add to their collections. In the past 19 years Helen has continually refined her chosen art form and in doing so has aided the resurgence and popularity of mosaics. Her pieces have been bought for collections around the globe. Her work has been widely published in Australia, New Zealand and Britain with feature articles in Vogue Australia, Belle, Vogue Living, Next Magazine NZ, House and Garden NZ, The London Magazine and The Daily Telegraph UK.
In 2006 she returned to live in New Zealand, following an absence of 21 years. She lives and works in Thames with her partner Architect Grant Mears and sons Oliver and Finn. Her work is available through her website or made to order by commission.
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