Sarah Bourne – Artist
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My affection for timeworn, vintage objects was instilled in me at a very young age by my parents. Some of my earliest childhood memories include standing in jumble sale queues, anticipating what treasures I might find whilst rummaging on the White Elephant stall.
As a youngster I would dig for objects on the rubbish tip in the orchard behind our house, often finding antique glass bottles, old clay pipes and pieces of broken crockery. I would be fascinated by these artefacts, adding them to my collection and wondering what I could use them for. I had an innate desire to make things from discarded objects found around the house and I’d avidly create all the Blue Peter ‘makes’ and give them aways as presents!
Back in the 1980s, I had the privilege of spending 3 years at art college where I was able to indulge my fascination for found objects, on a conceptual Fine Art degree course at Camberwell College of Art, where I specialised in sculpture. Following a 4 year residency at a hospice, where I was their artist-in-residence, I was introduced to the art of mosaic and eventually I set up my own art studio, creating mosaics from up-cycled materials.
I have never stopped collecting objects that catch my eye, particularly mid century modern ceramics, drawing inspiration from their shape, colour, pattern and texture. I’m at my most happiest when I’m re-purposing everyday objects, giving them a new lease of life and finding beauty in broken things!!!
I earned the nickname Mosaic Mum from my children when I became hooked on mosaics.
When I’m not in my studio making mosaics then you’ll find me taking lifestyle portraits and photographing events.
If you decide you would like to own a unique piece from the Mosaic Mum ‘vintage homeware’ range, or commission me with a bespoke idea of your own, or even have aspirations to try making a mosaic for yourself – then please get in touch, I would love to hear from you.