Lindsey Kennedy Portfolio

Originally, I trained as a jeweller and silversmith at Birmingham School of Jewellery and now work from a studio in Shrewsbury, making the move from metalwork to mosaic. My technique developed out of my gem-setting skills, using small pieces of coloured stained glass, tiles and drops to create decorative embellished two-dimensional surfaces. Inspiration comes from my interests in East European and historic embroidered textiles, where brightly coloured silks are stitched against dark backgrounds, translating into using brightly coloured glass set within black grout. Recent work has focused on mosaic floristry, using the garden as my inspiration, with sinuous trailing lines and floral shapes bursting with colour, everlasting flowers. Themes include miniature 'Paradise Gardens' and bouquets using the design principles of flower arranging.