Thursday, September 15, 2011


OzMosaics hosted Martin Cheek's workshop at our studio.  Martin's workshop at OzMosaics was the last destination on his Australian mosaic tour.

  Make an appointment to drop in and browse the huge range of mosaic supplies - the colours are dazzling.

The beautiful Bling range of glass is selling so fast. New stocks have just arrived.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mosaic Art and Wine / MAANZ

 We are home safe and sound from MAANZ Symposium 2011, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South Australia.
What a mix - mosaics, Symposium, good mosaic mates and wine!

Dave and I had a great trip down to MAANZ flying with JetStar. The staff on the ground and in the air with JetStar were so friendly and we had a wonderful flight to Adelaide.  Service with style all the way. Thanks so much.

We stayed at a B&B and the thoughfulness of the owners was very much appreciated.  It was cosy, warm and had everything we could possibly need to be comfortable during our stay in Tanuda.

The MAANZ Symposium was held in Tanunda and the Theatre complex, was a perfect setting for OzMosaics Vendor Stand and the MAANZ Symposium presenters etc.  The gallery in Tanunda was so interesting featuirng a brilliantly restored organ.  The history of Tanuda is so interesting and the backdrop of the vineyards is beautiful. 

We caught up with friends, made new ones and we can't wait for the next Symposium in Melbourne 2012.

I will upload photos of my experience at MAANZ 2011 soon.  We are very busy unpacking a new shipment of Dynasty smalti and new products which will be in our online store next week. I look forward to my workshop at the Redcliffe Festival on Saturday and hope my students enjoy the one day workshop I have planned for them.
Happy mosaics!
Sandra and Dave Robertson
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Mosaic Exhibition

travellers_tales_mosaicTRAVELLERS' TALES:
Sandra Robertson invites you to attend an event:
Wed 13th July until Sat 6 August 2011

Travellers' Tales is a rich interpretation of our colourful world through the eyes of six well travelled artists, depicting scenes from many countries in Europe, Asia, the United States and our own back yard. From paintings to mosaic, Travellers’ Tales features artists working in different media. Drawn from photographs, sketches and memories, this exhibition is a cultural kaleidoscope not to be missed.

Official opening event Friday July 15 6.00pm
-at Pine Rivers Art Gallery
199 Gympie Road. Strathpine.

Ample parking at rear, entry off Mecklem Street Refreshments served from 6pm

Exhibiting Artists:

Chris Clark
Lynn Edwards
Sue Gardner
Liz Heber
Jenni Kelly
Sandra Robertson

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Saviours of the Lost Arts - Brisbane

OzMosaics - Australian supplier of mosaic materials including tools, grout, glue, tiles, smalti, glass, mirror, mosaic mesh, vitreous glass tile;  everything you need to make mosaics! Workshops and commissions, custom made mosaics are our specialty.
OzMosaics were invited to have a table display about mosaics at the 2011 Saviours of the Lost Arts at King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Some keen photographers took these two photos as the sun started to fade over Brisbane, late afternoon.  They kindly sent them to me and I think the photos tell a little mosaic story...."Where will I be when I go into a mosaic?" 

One of Martin Cheek's fusings - can't wait for his workshop in Brisbane in September 2011.  Contact Dave at OzMosaics to book in!
More photos on Facebook - follow this link for mosaic news.

We have a full workshop tomorrow at OzMosaics - so I look forward to meeting students at the workshop!

A custom-made kitchen mural was delivered to a Brisbane Client today, see photos on OzMosaics website.

Next on studio bench, is a commission for a huge mermaid/dolphin and large mosaic table top.  Also working on set of 10 murals for art show in Brisbane in July and a hundred other things.  Life is busy!

OzMosaics will run a vendor booth at the MAANZ Symposium 2011 in South Australia (August 2011).  See Dyansty smalti and other great products at the vendor booth and chat with Dave and Sandy about mosaics in general - lots of fun things to show you!

Keep warm everyone,
Sandy Robertson
Mosaic Artist
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Mosaic Art in Australia - Mosaic Artist / Teacher Sandy Robertson Mosaic Blog - ARENA: Master Mosaic Workshop with Martin Cheek at OzMosa...

Mosaic Art in Australia - Mosaic Artist / Teacher Sandy Robertson Mosaic Blog - ARENA: Master Mosaic Workshop with Martin Cheek at OzMosa...: "10th & 11th September 2011. Book in for a wonderful mosaic weekend with master mosaicist Martin Cheek. Martin is touring Australia in 2011..."

Master Mosaic Workshop with Martin Cheek at OzMosaics Australia

10th & 11th September 2011.
Book in for a wonderful mosaic weekend with master mosaicist Martin Cheek.  Martin is touring Australia in 2011 and we are pleased to host his workshop in Queensland at OzMosaics Studio.

Cost:  $330.00 (incl gst). Includes materials and workshop, morning & afternoon tea.
Bring your own lunch.
Bring your own tools or use tools on loan from OzMosaics.
Extra materials available if required from Martin or OzMosaics Studio Shop.

Book early - limited to 12 students.
A rare opportunity to learn from Martin using smalti and glass fusions.

Contact OzMosaics for more information on workshop project, what to bring, time and availability.
Deposit $100 required on booking.

More information on OzMosaics website.
See you in mosaic class!
Sandy Robertson
"everything you need for mosaics"
Brisbane Queensland Australia
"try Dynasty smalti - it's fabulous - great quality and very affordable!"

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

USA and Hong Kong mosaic trip

Finally have found a moment to update my mosaic blog!
I had a wonderful trip to SAMA USA.  I landed in LA, flew to Dallas, had a great time at Barbara Dybala's fabulous home and new studio.

Drove to Austin Texas with Julie, Barbara and ZengFang with great Texan music all the way!  Ate incredible Polish pastries and even joined a band for a hour;  Barbara plays a mean set of drums!!!!
I am writing my SAMA story soon.  The conference was great, met up with some wonderufl people I have been friends with for years on the 'net! The mosaic gallery had some interesting pieces exhibited.  I won a great prize in the famous SAMA raffle, some of Bill Buckingham's lovely rocks.

The Dynasty stand was awesome and very successful, congrats to Barbara and ZengFang, I am proud to stock and supply Dynasty smalti in Australia (I even suggested the name Dynasty! and it stuck!).

After a sad farwell to Barbara and the mosaic gang in Texas, I flew to Colorado to meet up with the famous Amazing GRACE!  She collected me at the airport (will tell the story of the dog on the plane in by blog soon) and Grace looked so beautiful with her new, funky haircut!  We drove to her breathtaking home in the Colorado mountains and words cannot describe how beautiful and unusual her home is and it complements her stunning art.

Kerry drove from Salt Lake City to meet up and play kilns and mosaics in Grace's studio for 2 days and then I sadly left Grace and family, to drive from Colorado to Salt Lake City with Kerry.  Kerry and hubbie were so friendly and I spent much time at a glass studio but also found time with Kerry to explore an amazing salt lake national Park surrounded by snowy mountains.  I was in awe! We also visited the Mormon Temples and I was very fortunate to be taken on a tour and the artworks are beyond description!  Very interesting and something different to absorb.  Thanks everyone!  Kerry showed me lots of good things to do in glass kilns and also demo of the torch!

I hope to order my first kiln next month, I have not had time to even think about it until now as I was given a wonderful opportunity to travel to Hong Kong for an exhibition of my art, covering 11 mosaic Easter eggs!  Thanks to Dianne Sonnenberg who kindly referred me to this project. xxxxx

Dianne was to be the artist in residence in Hong Kong but other commitments made it impossible for her to attend so she passed the opportunity on to me. I am very grateful.  Dianne is very busy working on her mosaics at present, which as usual, are beautiful indeed.

Hong Kong was the mosaic experience of a lifetime.  Story coming soon. Photos are on Sandy Robertson facebook profile and a few video clips.

I spent last weekend teaching at Bribie Island Art Centre - a fun weekend indeed!  Thanks to Liz and all concerned, for your friendship through the arts. I look forward to the art shows this year!

I am busy designing a huge mermaid/dolphin for a client's pool wall and two mosaic tables, plus meeting up next week with a lovely lady to discuss a kitchen mural.

MAANZ Adelaide is coming up soon and I may have a vendor stand at the conference.  I have booked in to the conference and will probably attend if a special school project does not collide with the dates!

So much happening!
My online school is starting to look fabulous - news on launch date will be made available soon.

Martin Cheek, from Britain, will run a workshop at OzMosaics Studio in September 2011.  Contact us for more info, limited places, get your name on the list early!  A great weekend is guaranteed!

Dyansty smalti is selling so well and we have some new glass glitter tiles and beads to be uploaded into the webshop next week, simply haven't had time yet! You will love them.

more soon!  PS I loved teaching at the Hong Kong Primary School, miss you kids!
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

SAMA Society of American Mosaic Artists

I am off to SAMA for the 2011 mosaic conference in Austin Texas!  Very exciting. I will be helping on the mosaic smalti Dynasty vendor booth and hope to meet many of my mosaic friends and make more friends!

I will also be visiting an amazing mosaic Artist Grace Blowers in Denver and then on to Kerry Collett in Salt Lake City!  Pinch me please!

We will cook up a mosaic storm and may the grout dust never settle.
I will put the trip diary on my new website when I return in March 2011.

Mosaics, all they are cracked up to be!
Sandy Robertson
Mosaic artist
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Monday, January 31, 2011


Shop online for mosaic supplies with OzMosaics Store.

Contact OzMosaics Studio

Contact for OzMosaics workshops, shop and more!
Dave & Sandy Robertson
STudio OzMosaics
(+617) 38474873
Coorparoo Brisbane Queensland Australia
Please phone for appt with Sandy or to shop at our studio shop for mosaic supplies.

Workshops are filling up!
Beginner to Advanced Workshops

new ozmosaics website coming

We are transferring our website, so all links are down at the moment for and is being built.
Won't be long. Please keep checking back for mosaic workshops.  Our mosaic store is available on

Soon all will be restored and mosaic artists and members will have access to the old site.
I am going to SAMA in Austin , Texas soon so will have lots to share when I return to OzMosaics studio and workshops.

Sandy and Dave Robertson
STudio OzMosaics
Brisbane Queensland Australia
everything you need for mosaic art.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

OzMosaics site access

If you are having trouble accessing OzMosaics today, please accept our apologies. We are having server problems and will be back online as soon as possible.

Please contact Dave by phone or email for any workshop enquiries or shop orders.

Thanks for your patience.
Sandy & Dave Robertson.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

2011 mosaic update

Mosaic Addiction - it's good for you!
Our hearts go out to all people in Australia who have suffered in the floods and fires this month! It's been devasting for so many and we hope you find the strength to rebuild, refocus and recover emotionally.  The community at large has really been put to the test - hopefully you are benefitting from the huge flood of kindness, caring and generosity.

OzMosaics was not flooded and we are grateful to be operating as usual.   Our mosaic workshops kick off tomorrow and soon we hope to release our MOS-Oz  Mosaic Online School Australia with lots of interesting workshops, topics and mosaic-related activities. MOS-Oz will tie into Studio OzMosaics workshops and the benefit will be to students and lovers of mosaics, all round.  It's still in test mode but over coming months you will see it unfold.  Register at OzMosaics to receive newsletter updates.

OzMosaics will be very busy this year!  So many mosaic projects on the bench and workshops are popular as ever!  We will introduce new workshops soon  - the new workshops are being matched with online workshops so we have held them back for a bit longer - it will be worth the wait.  It's very exciting.

Hopefully you can attend a mosaic workshop or Mosaic Addicts Day at OzMosaics soon.

We have a promotion running at the moment till end of January 2011 on our gorgeous DYNASTY smalti.  OzMosaics are proud to stock this product and recommend it highly. Stock up whilst the discount and promotion is on this month or get some to try out.  20% off and 30% off for CLUB mOz members.

Dynasty smalti looks beautiful in a mosaic as a whole or part of your mixed media mosaic

The colours are vast and the smalti nips with Leponitt, Standard Tile Nipper, hammer and hardie or even a hammer. Go for it!

Sandy recommends Weldbond (indoor) or tinted thinset for the adhesive with a new glue option coming soon!!!!!

We hope you have a great year, take care and please comment or send emails or photos of mosaics to us to share.  We will be at the Bribie Island Art show again in 2011, the Wesley Art Show in November and hopefully at the Mosaic MAANZ symposium in Adelaide South Australia.

Find us on our Facebook page and enjoy the daily diverse updates!
Working together in mosaic harmony.

Take care and happy mosaic making.
Dave and Sandy Robertson
Your mosaic professional specialists!

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