Hello and Welcome to the Sue Smith Glass Mosaics Gallery!
Here you will find a small selection of my mosaic work which has been commissioned over the years.
1. A Memory Mosaic
I was asked to include the following for this special piece:
A Swallow, Wren, Sunflowers, Fuchsia, Poppies, Dragonfly, Star Gazer Lily, English Lavender and Peter Rabbit's Blue Coat.
All of these were favourites of her late parents.
2. South West Children's Hospice Narnia themed sensory garden.
This 4ft x 5ft mosaic is angled to reflect the statue of Aslam as the children draw nearer to it in their Narnia themed sensory garden.
The stainless steel frame is designed to display the mosaic off the ground thus allowing the plants to grow under and around it.
The safety mirror and all the transport was kindly donated/ provided by South West Glass, Exeter.
3. Crescent Moon
I managed to rescue this crescent from the remains of a smashed 80cm diameter circle of mirror. I used clear textured and iridescent glass with highlights of the palest rose and peacock blue.
4. Pisces in The Night Sky
To personalise this mosaic, I used the glass star beads to form the constellation of Pisces in the night sky.
5. Water Feature in a Mediterranean Garden, Southern Devon.
I created this design on fibreglass mesh in my studio during grotty weather, which I was then able to install during some lovely sunny days that followed.
This fountain needed 12 panels so in order to work out how long the project would take, I began by making up a maquette. This was the same in size and shape but made in a stand alone design similar to the final piece.
6. In the Garden
1200mm diameter Fibreglass base.  
This sphere with a surface area of 52 Sq ft took two of us 4 months to cover in the hand-cut stained glass flowers, bees and bugs. A large proportion of the work was done with tweezers and with the help of Robyn Melvin-Freed. FOR SALE please message for details.
7. Exeter Cathedral School.
Designed by the Children and the Art Department at the school.
8. Various Lamps
For these I use aquariums, glass vases and large jars - most are recycled. You can also use jam jars, bottles and old lanterns. They are all designed to be used outside and filled with solar lights.
9. Wedding Gift
To create the stormy sky I wanted to use a grey streaky 'moody' glass.  The one I chose was opaque so I traced onto clear glass which I then cut and used as templates.
The flowers are based on the bride's bouquet.
10. Cat Portraits
Memorial portraits for a North Carolina customer, Sammy and Tippy.
11. Dog Kennel
Made for the Bow Wow House Charity Event.
Roof tiles were made up of vintage china and the walls in stained glass. The flower centres are coloured windows with a large blue ammonite circular window on the rear wall.
Useful for Dogs, Cats and Amazon deliveries!
Heaven & Earth Band Logo, USA.
Black, silver textured and mirror glass mosaic on wood base. 36inches.
13. 15 Golden bezants for a topiary coat of arms of the Duchy of Cornwall.
14. Portrait of the Old Male Barn Owl, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall.
15. A garden sofa.
The main elements were created by the owner using 'Mosaic by Numbers' style I put together.  The dark blue ribbon is an etched glass quote added as a memorial.

Many of the pieces I design have hidden symbolism scattered throughout the mosaic which have special meaning only to the person for whom the work is for. 

King Charles has always been known for his love of nature so I wanted  this crown to be not only a tribute to our new King, but also to his mother, out late Queen.

Symbols included in this mosaic: 

English Oak - For England and Strength

Shamrock - Ireland

Thistle - Scotland

Daffodils - Wales

Red/White Rose ( Tudor Rose) National emblem of England and a symbol of peace and unity.

Bumble Bees -  Prosperity, abundance, fruitfulness and continuation of life.

Ladybirds - Optimism and good fortune. 

Blue Butterfly - Regeneration, Abundance.

Forget me Nots - Remembrance. for lost loved ones.

Lily of the Valley - Our late Queen’s favourite flower, included in her coronation bouquet and also in the Prices of Wales wedding bouquet.

Delphiniums - King Charles favourite majestic flower.

Hand cut stained glass mosaic on wood base.

40cm w x 32cm h. 

I hope you have enjoyed browsing this small selection of the work I have  created over the last 20 years. There are many more examples of my own work and of the beautiful pieces my students have made on my Facebook page: Sue Smith Glass.
Please also take a look at my 'About' page and Blog for more info, photos and links to free tutorials.
Thanks for looking, Sue.