Mosaic Words

Welcome  to the mosaic lifestyle of artist Kathryn Portelli
Kathryn Portelli       0407 887 498        email

Custom, high quality mosaics can be created for you

Current Activities - New Website -

  • 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

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 
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.

AFTER unveiling on the anniversary of Black Saturday ADFAS article WELCOME sign at Newham Primary School   
Art Trail article  OAK exhibition article  

Want to connect with more mosaics?

Visit Macedon Ranges website

 Visit Macedon Ranges is the new tourism portal for visitors to our lovely area 
and for getting all kinds of creative business done within the shire.
Mosaic Words images include local public art installations,
Gallery display, and the studio (as a DMROS and Art Trail member).

Walking Map of Kyneton
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.

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.

maanz  MAANZ
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. 

Contemporary Mosaic Art   cma
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.

Macedon Ranges Business Connect Kathryn is a member of the local biz networking group.

Would you enjoy a gallery or exhibition visit?
Works currently on show
The Artists' Gallery
44 Piper St, Kyneton 
Works of Art display

Kathryn Potelli - Art on Piper

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.
The Gallery Mt Macedon


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.

Kathryn Portelli           0407 887 498             email

 MURALS     OBJECTS     SIGNS         ART          INFO        CHESS

Black Saturday Memorial   thunder eggs by Kathryn Portelli   house numbers by Kathryn Portelli   outdoor chapel   daffodil festival qr code   impossible chess by Kathryn Portelli