I hope you are well and coping with these strange times. I am aware we all know someone who has struggled with mental health, know someone who has died and only had 3 people at the funeral, lost work... I am still here!!! I am working on a bird bath and a Roman style mosaic in stone of a hare. I have made a house number plaque, grouted my students mosaic pieces and hope to be reunited with them soon, and to reunite the mosaic pieces with my creative students!! Stay well, stay safe.
Autumn 2019 is set for a series of mosaic workshops. Two will be with the wonderful therapy group 'Imagine' based in Stroud. Two children's workshops and two adult workshops at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud. Dates and details will be posted soon! Contact me to express an interest to reserve a place.
During December 2018 at The Stroud Subscription Rooms, Stroud my husband Ray Hedger and I held an exhibition Together - we raised £300 pounds for The Children's Leukaemia Association - we thank everyone for their generous donations.
During Summer 2016 I had the privilige of working with SoMAC as part of the Art in the City Project in Gloucester. I worked with an amazing group called Increase The Peace - ITP. With them I started a large Roman Style Mosaic based on the History of Gloucester. It is now back in my studio where I am currently completing the mosaic ready for installation in the Spring of 2017.
I am enjoying working on my second Hare commission in the Roman Style, copy from the Pavement shown in The Corinium Museum, Cirencester.
Here is the first one I did, which is now in a Private garden in Cirencester.
Chedworth Roman Villa, Yanworth, GLOS. GL54 3LJ
I have four mosaics there, one in the Cafe, one in the Museum and one in the Grounds, this one is a double sided mosaic inspired by a Painting by Ray Hedger of the Salt Way Nr Yanworth. Lots of Art work to be seen and of course the Roman Mosaic!
Robin R James MA
Working in mosaic and decorative tiling since 2002 her craft evolved from textiles and collage. As a maker Robin combines different materials to create sculptural forms with mosaic. Materials include wood, found objects, ceramics, glass, tile, natural aggregates and mirror.
Attending Reading School of Art, Berkshire (1997 - 2000), gaining a First Class BA Honours, in ‘Art in the Community’ (Fine art, Craft, Design). Followed by work as a Community Artist with schools and Camphill Villages. A mosaic project in Norway in 2002 sparked a passion for mosaic, after which she worked on many private and community projects.
In 2012 Robin completed a Masters in Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice, Plymouth College of Art. Invited in 2013 to design and make a Mosaic for a show garden (‘Return to the Med’), Malvern Spring Garden Show.
Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, running workshops and carrying out commissions.
My creative work is primarily mosaic and decorative tiling. I have many other creative and artistic skills and interests including arts in the community, ceramics, sculpture, garden design, materials and more...