Monthly Archives: October 2009

Now aboard The Ark!

If you’re looking for somewhere quiet and easy to do your Christmas shopping in London, away from the city centre crowds, Stoke Newington has lots to offer and one little gem of a shop is The Ark on Stoke Newington Road.

The Ark is one of our new retailers, stocking both the wall plaque kits and the stepping stone mosaic kits. Joanna Georgiou, the proprietor, has a wonderful selection of contemporary and eco friendly gifts on offer. My children were delighted with the wind up character torches and funky insulated lunch bags that I found for them here. You could easily do all the Christmas shopping in one go at this shop and delight the family with exciting and inspired gifts that they’ll love and treasure…….

Ministry of Craft Mosaic Workshop

On Saturday 10th October a group of seven beginners joined me at the Fred Aldous basement workrooms for a mosaic workshop as part of the Ministry of Craft autumn programme.

We had a lovely day and the work that the group produced was wonderful – lots of different approaches and styles and fantastic results……

Glass mosaic on board

Glass mosaic on board

This is Angela’s lovely butterfly. It is made entirely with glass mosaic, with a good choice of subtle blends of colour and shapes working right through the form to really bring it to life. Well done, Angela, and thanks for the photo.