Adela is drawn to colour and pattern, her mosaics are full of swirls and curves. She loves the challenge of cutting by hand square pieces of glass and broken china to create organic, flowing forms. Some mosaics she creates are suitable to be displayed outdoors and have been made with the thought of taking art into the outdoor space,to bring light and colour all year round. Adela is a self taught mosaic artist, with qualifications and a background in textiles, photography and graphics.
Her journey into mosaics began in December 2015 when she received a gift of stained glass. She spent her early adult years moving frequently, including living in various parts of the USA for 9 years. While living in San Diego, California she often visited artist Niki De Saint Phalle’s Queen Califia’s Magical Circle sculpture garden and the huge magical mosaic sculptures left a lasting impact on her. Like most mosaic artists she is a self confessed magpie or Womble and rarely leaves a charity shop or trip to the beach empty handed!
Adela exhibits regularly with The South West Mosaic Artists group and when she is not busy creating her mosaics for commissions or exhibitions she enjoys working with others producing community mosaics. Adela also runs regular workshops for small groups in her North Devon studio and has been awarded the Platinum Certificate of Excellence by Craft Courses. You can follow Adela’s mosaic journey and see the very beginning ofher mosaic adventures on my Instagram @moonharestudio