There are many definitions for a MOSAIC, however I like to describe it as a piece of art generally created using small pieces of tiles, stones, glass, etc placed together to create an image. An alternative version would be one supplied early on in my work by a little girl as,
"Mosaics are like doing a jigsaw puzzle but there are no wrong pieces."
Maybe not the most accurate but still very true from a child's view.
Below then is a list of useful and interesting Websites I have found giving information on mosaics, mosaic artists, mosaic suppliers, etc..
BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR MODERN MOSAICS
A great website for all things mosaicing including the history e.g. mosaics, upcoming events, and a school mosaic competition held each year.
SOCEITY OF AMERICAN MOSAIC ARTISTS
The American version of BAMM
MOSAIC ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
The Austrailain and New Zealand version of BAMM
An online mosaic magazine.
LEARNING THROUGH LANDSCAPES
Helps schools, childrens centres develp their outdoor spaces
Created by the Edkins family with a wide range of pages especially useful for schools including an interactive mosaic page.
These are amazing mosaics as the pieces are so small they look like brush strokes.
An amazing mosaic artist who uses broken crockery to create beautiful pieces of artwork
NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE
The Tarot Garden consists of a number of sculptures and a house all covered in mosaics.
There are a number of Gaudi websites but this seemed the best
NEK CHARD FOUNDATION
An amazing garden in India created by Nek Chard using recycled objects he found on his way home. From these he was able to create a series of amazing mosaics!!!!!
MEGA MOSAIC MAKERS
A yearly school competition for schools to enter their own mosaic projects.