Welcome to the mosaic lifestyle of artist Kathryn Portelli
0407 887 498 email
Custom, high quality mosaics can be created for you
- murals wall and floor, indoor or outdoor installations
- objects large and small indoor or outdoor sculptures
- signs corporate and educational purposes
- art collaborative community projects
- info plaques for personal or event marking
- chess from table size to large walk-on
Are you making mosaics?
Projects in the STYLE gallery have details on how-it-was-made.
Do you want to learn mosaics?
The CLASSES page lists opportunities to learn when it suits you.
Would you like to buy mosaics?
Browse the STYLE gallery for projects available for purchase,
contact me regarding commissioning something special or visit
two galleries in the Macedon Ranges stocking jewellery, cards
sculptures, murals and more - Works of Art in Kyneton
and The Gallery Mt Macedon.
SEE BELOW for OPEN times, locations and works on display.
Desire more arty information?
These other pages may interest you.
MISSION the driving force behind the business
OBSESSIONS interests and influences on the artist
STYLE gallery and project how-to information
ABOUT what's on exhibitions, events, workshops
IDENTITY kathryn portelli the mosaic words artist
CLASSES workshops for groups and individuals
Black Saturday Memorial 7th Feb 2010
art4ashes RAV's Illuminated by Fire project
Need to know the artist's history?
With extensive training in ceramic art and lead lighting in the 80's,
at Chisholm Institute in Melbourne, Kathryn majored in flat glass
and acquired a love of strong colour placement and segmentation.
Kathryn spent three years working in two studios in Boston USA,
designing and manufacturing stained glass and sandblasted art
for commercial venues and custom designs for private residences.
Upon return home to Australia, she designed and built her own
mudbrick house in the peaceful Central Victorian countryside,
in Pipers Creek, a few kilometres from the township of Kyneton.
It was the perfect environment in which to experiment with many
different mosaicking techniques, which led to retail sales, public
and private commissions, workshops, exhibitions and awards.
Best known for the Black Saturday Memorial in Kyneton, Kathryn
has also created mosaic installations for the local schools, kinder-
garten and the nearby tourist venue – Kyneton Bushland Resort.
'Angel', a two metre high sculpture of local pink and grey granite,
stands in Kyneton's Riverwalk Sculpture Park near the Piper St bridge.
As the former Victorian Representative of MAANZ (Mosaic
Association of Australia & New Zealand) Kathryn participated in
annual exhibitions, conducted workshops and designed an app
of Melbourne’s different mosaic sites available in the app store.
Want to connect with more mosaics?
100s of local and interstate members. Opportunities to enter
member exhibitions, attend workshops and biennial symposia.
Kathryn was the Vic Rep and newsletter editor for 6 years.
5 Mosaic Walking Maps of Melbourne CBD
1 Arts Flinders
2 Central Flinders
3 Docklands Southern Cross
4 Fed Square Flinders
5 St Patricks Parliament
Printable maps listing 69 murals, sculptures, signs, religious splendour
and even laneway graffiti. Walks average an hour or so.
App for your device download from app store
69 murals, sculptures, signs and more in the Melbourne CBD,
plus historical info. Supported by City of Melbourne.
Walking Map of Kyneton - printable
9 public mosaics, about an hour's walk - AFTER Black Saturday Memorial,
labyrinth, youth mural, kindergarten planter, disability mural, school's 150th
commemorative mural, pavement inlay, historic sculpture model.
Supported by Macedon Ranges Shire Council. Available at Tourist Info Centre.
1000s of online members from all around the world offer vast portfolios of
images, participate in forums, post exhibition info and how-to videos.
Kathryn is the live chat host for one themed hour on Thursdays local time.
Email if you'd like an invitation to join. Based in the US, connected globally.
Would you enjoy a gallery visit?
Works currently on show
Works of Art Works of Art
Kathryn welcomes Kyneton Bushland Resort guests as an outing activity
176 Mollison St Kyneton near the corner of Piper St
Open 7 days a week 10 - 5pm
Jewellery, hearts, cards, postcards, small murals, sculptures and Thunder Eggs.
The Gallery Mt Macedon The Gallery Facebook
684 Mt Macedon Rd, Mount Macedon behind the Trading Post
Open Fri - Tues 10 - 4pm
Hearts, jewellery, small murals, sculptures, cards, postcards, gift tags and more.
Like to visit this mosaic studio?
each Tuesday afternoon during the school holidays for a chat and demo.
Jewellery, sculptures, printed merchandise and outdoor murals for sale.
Descriptions in this website represent 16 years of
original ideas produced with the infusion of mosaic into a lifestyle.
MOSAIC WORDS have become the artist's signature style.
0407 887 498 email
MURALS OBJECTS SIGNS ART INFO CHESS